Head in the clouds? We’ve got a degree for you.
The Aviation Programs offer comprehensive undergraduate and graduate degrees that combine academic studies with professional flight and aviation training. The year-round flying weather in the Valley of the Sun creates the best flying environment in the country. Combine that with programs that stay on the cutting edge of aviation science and technology, and you have a learning experience second to none.
The Aviation Program provides baccalaureate and graduate degree options to a wide population which includes the state of Arizona, and the national and international air transportation community for those who intend to pursue a career in aeronautical management technology and desire a technical education foundation for a lifetime of continued learning and professional development. Faculty expertise supports scholarly activities in the aeronautical profession and service to the profession. View a detailed listing of the Aviation Program goals and objectives.
Program mission statement
The Aviation Program is striving to be nationally recognized as the leading academic program in aeronautical management technology by providing students the highest quality education available in flight, air traffic and aviation management areas at the undergraduate level, and in aeronautical management and aviation human factors at the graduate level.
The Aviation Program requires that all courses be evaluated at the conclusion of the academic year with enhancements implemented prior to the fall semester. Courses may also be modified between fall and spring semesters as necessary.
Modifications and enhancements to courses and the academic programs are based on input from industry employers, the Aviation Industry Advisory Board (AIAB), evaluation of student achievement by faculty as well as annual assessments conducted by the ASU Office of Evaluation and Educational Effectiveness (UOEEE). Additionally, some changes may also be implemented to conform with Aviation Accreditation Board, International (AABI) accreditation criteria.
The facilities at ASU Polytechnic campus feature two hypobaric chambers. The larger chamber is used predominantly for training purposes. The other is setup for research studies. Both are operationally flexible in that the rate of decompression can be a gentle climb to altitude or an explosive decompression. Both are capable of altitudes above 75,000 feet.
- Del E. Webb High Altitude Training Chamber
- Ottosen Air Traffic Control Simulation Laboratory
- SIM Building
- Flight Simulator #4
ASU academic programs are designed to prepare students to apply for applicable licensure or certification in Arizona. Completion of an ASU program may not meet education requirements for license or certification in another state.
ASU makes every effort to ensure information about educational requirements for licensure or certification information is current; however, state requirements may change. Separate from educational requirements, state licensure boards may require applicants to complete professional examinations, background checks, years of professional experience, jurisprudence exams, etc. If you are planning to pursue professional licensure or certification in a state other than Arizona, it is strongly recommended that you visit the ASU Professional Licensure website for contact information of the appropriate licensing entity to seek information and guidance regarding licensure or certification requirements.