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Unmanned Aerial Systems Degree, BS - Everglades University

Bachelor of Science Degree in Aviation/Aerospace | Concentration in Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)

All degree programs are offered online and on campus.

CONCENTRATION IN FLIGHT OPERATIONS

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, and Dispatch Operations through verified FAA Certifications or Military Aviation Operations. Individuals not holding FAA Certifications will be able to complete the program with required coursework. 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 unmanned aerial systems, 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.

CONCENTRATION DESCRIPTION
The Concentration in Unmanned Aerial System combines elements of operations and a strong aviation foundation and is designed for those individuals wishing to work as sensor operators, technicians, mission planners, communication and security personnel.

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, and operations, as well as specific skills and knowledge based on their selected concentration.

FAA Testing: Everglades University is an applicant for approval as a facility that provides applicants an FAA-approved computer-based testing environment for the administration of airman knowledge tests.

PROGRAM OUTLINE
To receive a Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Aviation/Aerospace, students must complete 123 credit hours as described below. The length of the program is 41 months.

GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES (30 CREDIT HOURS)
English ( 6 Credit Hours )
English Composition I 3.0 credit hours
English Composition II 3.0 credit hours
Mathematics ( 6 Credit Hours )
College Algebra 3.0 credit hours
College Math ( or Math courses equivalent or higher ) 3.0 credit hours
Computers ( 3 Credit Hours )
Introduction to Computer Applications 3.0 credit hours
Humanities / Fine Arts ( 3 Credit Hours )
American Literature 3.0 credit hours
Communications ( 3 Credit Hours )
Speech 3.0 credit hours
Behavioral / Social Science ( 6 Credit Hours )
Introduction to Psychology 3.0 credit hours
Political Science 3.0 credit hours
Natural Science ( 3 Credit Hours )
Fundamentals of Nutrition 3.0 credit hours
INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES* (21 CREDIT HOURS)
Interdisciplinary Studies 1 3.0 credit hours
Interdisciplinary Studies 2 3.0 credit hours
Interdisciplinary Studies 3 3.0 credit hours
Interdisciplinary Studies 4 3.0 credit hours
Interdisciplinary Studies 5 3.0 credit hours
Interdisciplinary Studies 6 3.0 credit hours
Interdisciplinary Studies 7 3.0 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 Aviation 3.0 credit hours
Introduction to Aeronautics 3.0 credit hours
Aviation Law and Regulations 3.0 credit hours
Introduction to Sustainability 3.0 credit hours
UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEMS (UAS) CONCENTRATION COURSES* (18 CREDIT HOURS)
Unmanned Aerial Systems Fundamentals 3.0 credit hours
UAS Regulations 3.0 credit hours
UAS Sensing Systems 3.0 credit hours
UAS Robotics and Software 3.0 credit hours
UAS Special Topics 3.0 credit hours
UAS Global and Industrial Applications 3.0 credit hours
*The courses in the UAS concentration prepares the learner for the FAA Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 107 exam.
UPPER DIVISION REQUIRED COURSES (42 CREDIT HOURS)
Airline Management 3.0 credit hours
Aviation Insurance and Risk Management 3.0 credit hours
FBO and Flight School Management 3.0 credit hours
Corporate Aviation Operations 3.0 credit hours
Aviation Labor Relations 3.0 credit hours
Aviation Human Factors 3.0 credit hours
Introduction to Space 3.0 credit hours
 Business Ethics 3.0 credit hours
 Airport Planning 3.0 credit hours
 Aviation Safety 3.0 credit hours
 Critical Thinking in Business 3.0 credit hours
 Writing for Managers 3.0 credit hours
 Project Management 3.0 credit hours
 Aviation Capstone Course 3.0 credit hours
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED AS DESCRIBED ABOVE
123 CREDIT HOURS

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