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Aviation Degree, BS - Everglades University

Bachelor of Science Degree with a Major in Aviation/Aerospace

All degree programs are offered online and on campus.

The curriculum of Everglades University is designed to give students the opportunity to acquire a Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Aviation/Aerospace that can include an area of Concentration. The program provides the aviation professional with an extensive academic background to complement his/her aviation technical background whether it is in Air Traffic Control, Aviation Maintenance, Flight Operations, Dispatch Operations through verified FAA Certifications or Military Aviation Operations. Only those students holding an FAA Commercial Instrument Multi-engine pilot certificate, or above, may enroll in this degree program. The program provides a solid general education combined with the flexibility for coursework covering a wide range of specific aviation courses and a strong line-up of management courses.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE WITH A MAJOR IN AVIATION/AEROSPACE DESCRIPTION
The Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Aviation/Aerospace combines communication, analytical and technical skills used in the aviation/aerospace industry, as well as a general education component, and can include an area of concentration. Concentration areas include aviation safety, flight operations, management, aviation maintenance management, aviation operations management, or security. The degree prepares graduates for entry into and advancement within the diverse field of aviation specific to their desires and industry needs. Graduates will be prepared to meet the challenges of the diverse and dynamic aviation industry.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES
The Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Aviation/Aerospace includes a concentration which provides the opportunity for graduates to broaden their knowledge of the aviation industry based on a selected area of study. The program also enhances graduates use of aviation/aerospace analytical and communication skills to obtain an understanding of general aviation/aerospace principles, laws and regulations, operations as well as specific skills and knowledge based on their concentration selected.

PROGRAM OUTLINE
To receive a Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Aviation/Aerospace, students must complete 123 credits as described below. The length of the program is approximately 41 months (this will vary if a student transfers in credits).

GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES (30 CREDIT HOURS)
English ( 6 Credit Hours )
English Composition I3.0 credit hours
English Composition II3.0 credit hours
Mathematics ( 6 Credit Hours )
College Algebra3.0 credit hours
College Math ( or Math courses equivalent or higher )3.0 credit hours
Computers ( 3 Credit Hours )
Introduction to Computer Applications3.0 credit hours
Humanities / Fine Arts ( 3 Credit Hours )
American Literature3.0 credit hours
Communications ( 3 Credit Hours )
Speech3.0 credit hours
Behavioral / Social Science ( 6 Credit Hours )
Introduction to Psychology3.0 credit hours
Political Science3.0 credit hours
Natural Science ( 3 Credit Hours )
Fundamentals of Nutrition3.0 credit hours
INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES* (21 CREDIT HOURS)
Interdisciplinary Studies 13.0 credit hours
Interdisciplinary Studies 23.0 credit hours
Interdisciplinary Studies 33.0 credit hours
Interdisciplinary Studies 43.0 credit hours
Interdisciplinary Studies 53.0 credit hours
Interdisciplinary Studies 63.0 credit hours
Interdisciplinary Studies 73.0 credit hours
OR
Air Cargo3.0 credit hours
General Aviation Marketing Management3.0 credit hours
International Business3.0 credit hours
Global Strategy and Policy3.0 credit hours
Federal Aviation Regulations3.0 credit hours
Airport Security3.0 credit hours
Aviation and Airport Security3.0 credit hours

*The IDS courses allow credit for appropriate prior learning. FAA Certifications and Ratings, Aviation, Management, Physical Science, Statistics, and Marketing are commonly accepted disciplines for transfer credit into this degree major. Additional courses may be evaluated and accepted at the discretion of the Dean of Academic Affairs or Associate Dean.

LOWER DIVISION REQUIRED COURSES (12 CREDIT HOURS)
History of Aviation3.0 credit hours
Introduction to Aeronautics3.0 credit hours
Aviation Law and Regulations3.0 credit hours
Introduction to Sustainability3.0 credit hours
ELECTIVE COURSES (18 CREDIT HOURS- AT LEAST 12 CREDITS OF UPPER DIVISION COURSES)
* NOTE: Credit granted only with FAA Commercial Instrument Multi-engine or above
Introduction to Aviation Security3.0 credit hours
Air Traffic Control3.0 credit hours
Airport  Management3.0 credit hours
Aerodynamics3.0 credit hours
Aviation Maintenance Management3.0 credit hours
Aviation Safety Programs3.0 credit hours
UPPER DIVISION REQUIRED COURSES (42 CREDIT HOURS)
Airline Management3.0 credit hours
Aviation Insurance and Risk Management3.0 credit hours
FBO and Flight School Management3.0 credit hours
Corporate Aviation Operations3.0 credit hours
Aviation Labor Relations3.0 credit hours
Aviation Human Factors3.0 credit hours
Introduction to Space3.0 credit hours
 Business Ethics3.0 credit hours
 Airport Planning3.0 credit hours
 Aviation Safety3.0 credit hours
 Critical Thinking in Business3.0 credit hours
 Writing for Managers3.0 credit hours
 Project Management3.0 credit hours
 Aviation Capstone Course3.0 credit hours
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED AS DESCRIBED ABOVE
123 CREDIT HOURS

Note: All programs are offered online and/or on campus.