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Courses for a Degree in Aeronautics

Aeronautics focuses on designing and building flying machines used within Earth’s atmosphere. These machines include airplanes, drones, and helicopters.

For this major you’ll take lots of aeronautics classes. But you’ll also need to take classes in the arts, science, math, and social sciences to earn your bachelor’s degree. These extra courses help make sure that you graduate from college with all of the skills you’ll need to prepare for a successful career in aeronautics.

Here are some of the courses you might take to earn a degree in aeronautics:

Aeronautics Courses:

  • History of Aviation
  • Basic Flight Training
  • Applied Aerodynamics
  • Air and Space Propulsion
  • Flight Mechanics and Controls
  • Aircraft Design, Performance and Control
  • Hybrid Propulsion
  • Turbulent Flow and Combustion
  • Aircraft Flight Dynamics
  • Structural Mechanics and Materials Behavior
  • Thermodynamics
  • Engineering Communications
  • Electromechanical Systems
  • Design of Aerospace Experiments
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems
  • Aerospace Vehicle Performance

General Curriculum Requirements

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology