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Academic Programs

B.S. Aviation

The Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation offers three concentrations to choose from:

  • Professional Flight
  • Aerospace Management
  • Aerospace Technology*
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Students can also choose to combine the Professional Flight and Aerospace Management concentrations. With common core classes, you may do both economically and efficiently.

Professional Flight

The Professional Flight concentration includes all commercial and instructor pilot ratings.  This program provides future pilots with the flight time they need to become competitive.  With approximately 250 hours of flying time, our students are prepared for careers ranging from small corporate flight departments to the largest commercial airlines.

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Professional flight students may receive FAA flight certifications as a Private Pilot, Instrument Pilot, Commercial Pilot with a single engine and multi-engine rating, and Instructor Pilot with a single engine, multiengine, and instrument rating. Additionally, professional flight students receive a world class aviation education in multiple areas of aviation organizational leadership to better prepare them for flying careers in the aerospace industry.

Aerospace Management

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Aerospace management students prepare for careers at airports, airlines, corporate aviation, and government agencies such as the FAA, NASA and NTSB with hands-on training in operations, scheduling and dispatch for management professionals. Management graduates work in aviation marketing, public relations, human resources, safety and security at the local, national and international level. They also have the opportunity to receive certification as an AAAE Certified Member (C.M.) through the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE).

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)

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New for the Fall of 2022, the concentration in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) prepares students for a variety of careers in UAS, one of the fastest growing segments of the aviation industry across the globe. Courses in this concentration focus on mission planning and execution as well as UAS integration in a variety of career paths including agriculture, construction, and criminal justice. 

In April 2022, the concentration was approved for the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Collegiate Training Initiative (UAS-CTI) which establishes a collaborative partnership between the school and the agency focused on curriculum development and resource allocation.

Aerospace Technology*

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The concentration in Aerospace technology is designed for students who have completed their Airframe and Power plant Certificate through a two-year associate’s degree program.  Students then enroll in EKU Aviation upper division coursework that is specifically designed to compliment the associate's degree with the Aerospace Technology concentration.

*Please note, this concentration is only available to students with approved transfer credits. Please contact us for additional information.


EKU Aviation offers minors in Flight or Aerospace Management.

Aviation (flight) - 23 hours

A student may minor in aviation (flight) by completing a minimum of 23 semester hours as follows:

  • AVN 150 -  Introduction to Aviation
  • AVN 161 - Private Pilot-SEL: Ground
  • AVN 161A - Private Pilot-SEL: Flight I
  • AVN 162A - Private Pilot-SEL: Flight II
  • AVN 221A - Instrument Pilot: Flight I
  • AVN 222A- Instrument Pilot: Flight II
  • AVN 220 - Instrument Pilot-SEL & MEL: Ground
  • AVN 300 - Commercial Pilot-SEL & MEL: Ground
  • AVN 315 - Human Factors In Flight Safety
  • GEO 315 - Meteorology OR AVN 335 - Weather Reporting/Analysis

Aerospace Management - 21 hours

A student may minor in aerospace management by completing a minimum of 18 semester hours as follows:

  • AVN 150 - Introduction to Aviation
  • AVN 315 - Human Factors In Flight Safety
  • AVN 340 - Airport Management
  • AVN 350 - Air Transportation
  • AVN 460 - Aviation Legislation
  • ONE of the following: AVN 341- Airport Management II, AVN 349- Aviation Co-Op/Internship, AVN 360- General Aviation Management
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