Bachelor of Science
Classroom, Flight
Main Campus - Melbourne

Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Science–Flight

The curriculum for the aeronautical science with flight major prepares the graduate for a professional pilot career in the global air commerce industry and government regulatory agencies. Graduates will achieve at least commercial pilot, instrument and multiengine ratings. They are provided a strong foundation in aeronautical science and technology, and the regulated international aviation industry.

Freshman Year

ASC 1000 University Experience 1
AVF 1001 Flight 1 2
AVS 1201 Aviation Meteorology   3
AVT 1001 Aeronautics 1 3
COM 1101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
MTH 1000 Precalculus 4

Private Pilot Written Examination

AVF 1002 Flight 2 2
AVS 1102 Introduction to Aviation Chemical Science 1
AVS 1202 Introduction to Aviation Physiology 1
AVT 1002 Aeronautics 2 3
AVT 1303 Aviation History 1
COM 1102 Writing about Literature 3
CSE 1301 Introduction to Computer Applications (CL) 3
MTH 1603 Applied Calculus and Statistics 3

Private Pilot Flight Test

Sophomore Year

AVF 2001 Flight 3 2
AVS 2101 Aviation Physical Science 3
AVT 2001 Aeronautics 3 3
AVT 2303 Aviation Career Planning 1
COM 2012 Research Sources and Systems 1
HUM 2051 Civilization 1 3
PSY 1411 Introduction to Psychology 3

Instrument Rating Written Examination

Instrument Rating Flight Test

AVM 2401 Aviation Fiscal Management (CL) 3
AVS 2102 Aerodynamics 3
COM 2223 Scientific and Technical Communication 3
   Humanities Core Course 3


Junior Year

AHF 3101 Introduction to Human Factors 3
AVF 2102 Flight 4 Commercial Pilot-Airplane Multiengine Land 2
AVT 2002 Aeronautics 4 3
   Free Elective 3
   Humanities Elective 3

Commercial Pilot Written Examination

Multiengine Commercial Pilot Flight Test

AVM 4301 Aviation Labor Law and Employment Standards 3
AVS 3201 Aviation Meteorology 2 (Q) 3
AVT 4301 Aviation Safety 3
COM 3070 Professional Communication for Executives 3
   Free Elective 3

Senior Year

AVM 4303 General Aviation Operations and Management 3
AVM 4501 Air Transport Management 3
AVS 4304 Aviation Security 3
AVT 3101 Instruction Techniques or Restricted Elective (Aviation) 3
AVT 4201 Advanced Aircraft Systems 3


AVM 4302 Aviation Law 3
AVT 4202 Advanced Aircraft Operations 3
AVT 4203 Airline Operations 4
   Restricted Elective (Aviation) (Q) 3
   Restricted Elective (Aviation) 2



Humanities Core Courses
HUM 2052 Civilization 2: Renaissance Through Modern  
HUM 2142 World Art History 2: Early Modern to Post-Colonial
HUM 2212 British and American Literature 1
HUM 2213   British and American Literature 2
HUM 2331 American History: Pre-Columbian to Civil War Era
HUM 2332 American History: From Reconstruction to the Present

Not all humanities core courses are offered online or every term; check the current schedule of classes for humanities core options.

Air Traffic Control Program

The college offers an air traffic control (ATC) specialization in conjunction with any of its seven bachelor's degrees. The ATC specialization meets the requirements of the FAA's Air Traffic–Collegiate Training Initiative (AT–CTI) program and is FAA-approved.

This program provides graduates with in-depth knowledge of ATC and the aviation industry to ensure graduates possess the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to succeed in testing and training, and as air traffic controllers.

While no AT–CTI program graduates are guaranteed employment, the FAA considers these graduates to be a valuable hiring source for air traffic control specialist positions nationwide. On successful completion of this program and recommendation from the dean, graduates are further required by the FAA to achieve a passing score on the FAA-administered Air Traffic Selection and Training (AT–SAT) test battery, attend the FAA academy (bypassing the first five weeks) and successfully complete the on-site initial qualification training.


To successfully complete this program in conjunction with a bachelor's degree from the College of Aeronautics, the following seven named courses (21 credit hours) must be completed either as required courses within a degree, as electives or as a combination of both.

AVS 1201 Aviation Meteorology 3
AVS 2101 Aerodynamics 3
AVT 1001 Aeronautics 1 3
AVT 4301 Aviation Safety 3
AVT 2201 National Airspace Systems 3
AVT 3201 Air Traffic Control 1 3
AVT 4302 Air Traffic Control 2 3