he programs offered under the Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics consist of five separate areas of concentration: aeronautical studies, aeronautical systems engineering technology, air traffic control, aviation management and flight technology. All five programs lead to a Bachelor of Science with a major in Aeronautics. The Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics is accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI).
Aeronautical Systems Engineering Technology prepares students to enter the field of aeronautical engineering as technologists with educational experience in the practical application of theoretical principles. This concentration stresses subjects associated with advanced propulsion, materials and structure and aircraft design. Students entering this program should have an extensive background in high school mathematics and science.
Aeronautical Studies prepares students for entry-level technological positions in aviation and related areas. Although focused on a fundamental foundation of aeronautically related subjects, the program also provides a significant number of electives that allow students to explore other areas of interest or earn a minor in a particular area of study. It is well suited for those entering the program with previous flight experience.
Air Traffic Control is structured to prepare students for professional work in air traffic control and management. As part of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Air Traffic–Collegiate Training Initiative, the concentration provides practical simulation-based training in air traffic control that enables the students to work as air traffic controllers and managers in the National Airspace System.
Flight Technology is designed for students who aspire to become professional pilots. This concentration stresses subjects associated with flight systems, propulsion, structures and electronics. Students entering this program should have a strong desire for excellence in aviation as well as the flying skills required of a professional pilot.
Aviation Management prepares students for entry-level positions in aviation and other aviation-related professional fields. This course of study combines technical and aeronautical courses with courses in management and information systems. Students entering this program should have a technical interest, mathematical proficiency and an ability to develop analytical and communicative capabilities. Students also earn a minor in Computer Information Systems from the College of Business Administration.