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Courses for a Degree in Aviation

Aviation focuses on flying and controlling airplanes.

For this major you’ll take lots of aviation 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 aviation.

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

Aviation Courses:

  • Aeronautics
  • Aviation Meteorology
  • Flight Operations
  • Physics
  • Engineering Economics
  • Aircraft Maintenance
  • Cockpit and Crew Resource Management
  • Air Traffic Control
  • Instrument Flight Fundamentals
  • Aviation Security and Law
  • Aviation Communication
  • High Airspeed Aerodynamics
  • Business and Corporate Aviation
  • Airport Design and Development
  • Airport Management
  • Air Accident Investigation
  • Diversity in the Aviation Workforce

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