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Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Science
Florida Tech's aeronautical science degree prepares students is for technical jobs in the aviation industry. Florida Tech's College of Aeronautics has been consistently recognized for offering one of the best university-based aviation programs in the country.
The aeronautical science degree is available as either a flight or non-flight major. Choosing aeronautical science without flight provides a strong foundation in applied math and science for a career in a technical aspect of aviation, while aeronautical science - flight prepares you for a career as a professional pilot.
This degree is very versatile, offering even more with these two additional options:
- Prepare for a career in military aviation and participate in Army ROTC
- Specialize in air traffic control and be ready to apply to the FAA Academy upon graduation. Graduates of the Air Traffic-Collegiate Training Initiative (AT-CTI) program may be eligible to bypass the Air Traffic Basics Course covered during the first five weeks of qualification training at the FAA Academy in Oklahoma City.
Gain Practical Experience
Whether you want to be an aeronautic designer, airport manager or aviation safety expert, an aeronautical science degree from Florida Tech develops a strong background in aviation through hands-on experience in modern aeronautical technology and industry best practices. First-year students get started right away taking core courses like Introduction to Aviation Physiology and Aviation Meteorology.
Seniors complete advanced aviation security and advanced aircraft course work, and meet recruiters from major airlines at university career fairs. Students also gain valuable experience through internship opportunities. Aeronautical science degree students have access to first-rate computer labs and the Basic Aviation Training Device (BATD) for hands-on learning.
Build Professional Relationships
Beyond the classroom, aeronautical science degree majors build leadership and professional experience through internships, and participate in academic organizations like Collegiate Aviation Business Executives, a student chapter of American Association of Airport Executives, the Falcons Intercollegiate Flight Team, Women in Aviation, Student Government and over 100 other campus-wide student organizations.
Get Recruited By a Top Airline
Employers seek out graduates from Florida Tech. Employers who have recruited our students for internships and careers include top airlines and aviation organizations such as:
- American Airlines
- United Continental
- JetBlue Airways
- US Airways
- National Transportation Safety Board
- Flight Safety International
- Department of Homeland Security
- Various International Airports
Earn an Advanced Degree
After receiving their aeronautical science degree, many of our students go to graduate school (often at Florida Tech) for advanced degrees in aviation human factors, airport development and aviation law.