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Professional Pilot (B.S.) - Helicopters

Students looking for a challenge and want to work in a versatile part of the aviation industry might want to consider training to become a rotary aircraft or helicopter pilot. The Rotary/Helicopter degree is designed to be completed in four years. After graduating, threre are numerous job opportunities for helicopter pilots. 

Check out our suggested four year degree plan for rotorcraft to get a picture of what classes you will take during your college career.

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Professional Pilot (B.S.) - Fixed Wing

This degree is perfect for those looking to work in the aviation industry behind the controls of a fixed-wing aircraft or airframe. The degree is designed to be completed in four years. 

Each emphasis involves different required courses. Check out our suggested four year degree plan for fixed wing to get a picture of what classes you will take during your college career.

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Maintenance Management (B.S.)

For students interested in entering the aviation industry on the ground, maintenance professionals are a vital part to the field. This degree will prepare students for entry-level positions with Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) licenses. Coursework includes maintenance and communications/business classes to provide students an advanced and well-rounded start in the industry. Check out the sample four year degree plan to get a better idea of what classes you will take during your college career.

*An Aircraft Maintence Technician - Airframe & Powerplant (A.A.S.) degree is also offered through this program.


Aviation Management (B.S.)

The new Aviation Managment degree prepares students for a variety of careers beyond pilot and maintenance jobs, including airport management, aviation safety, education and UAS operations. This degree offers students the opportunity to choose between two emphases to concenetrate their studies: Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) or Airport Operations. The new unmanned aerial systems (UAS) emphasis will provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare them to enter the aviation industry as an unmanned aerial systems operator where a wide range of careers are waiting for qualified professionals. The Airport Operations emphasis will prepare students with the necessary knowledge for a career in the industry as airport or airfield managers, and other leadership positions. Students will learn about aviation business and administration, air traffic control, human resource management, aircraft dispatch, airport safety, and risk management. 

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Unmanned Aerial Systems (Drones) Minor

The Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) minor gives students of all majors hands-on experience with drones. Students can expect to become licensed pilots, build their own drones, and get experience in a variety of different settings. This minor is a complement to interests ranging from aerial videography to data collection. In only 12 credits (3 core classes and 1 elective), students can get an extra jumpstart to their career and a competitive advantage on their resume. Enroll today!

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Master of Aviation Science (M.S.)

The Master of Aviation Science (MAS) degree is ideal for those who want to further their aviation education and/or career. This degree is designed to help current aviation professionals gain further knowledge (and earnings) through a 100% online program. Most students can expect to take two or three classes a semester from wherever they are in the world. Utah State University was recently listed by the U.S. News & World Report as having the #3 online graduate program in the nation. This degree is a great option for those who want to further their careers and explore new opportunities.