Bachelor of Science in Aviation Online Degree Program

Bachelor of Science in Aviation Liberty University Online

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Soar to New Heights with Our Online Aviation Degree!

Liberty University's Bachelor's degree in Aviation online program focuses on the practical aeronautical decision-making skills needed for a career as a commercial, military, or missionary pilot. Since Liberty University has the largest flight school in Virginia, you will be in communication with professors who possess superior knowledge and experience in the field while pursuing our aeronautics degree. Through our online aviation degree, you may submit a copy of your pilot's license that can be evaluated for credit through our Experience Plus program or opt to enroll at one of our Flight Training Affiliate locations.


How Can Liberty Offer an Online Aviation Degree?

An Aeronautics degree is earned through learning the science of studying flight. Through Liberty University's online Aviation degree, students will have the opportunity to learn GPS navigation, aviation safety, and airplane aerodynamics. Each of Liberty's online aviation degree courses will assist the student in building upon the fundamentals of aeronautics to better equip them in the future as a pilot. Our aeronautics degree will also cover aviation weather and the workings of turbine engines. Liberty's online aviation degree seeks to not only help the student study flight but also be prepared for flight!

Liberty University can offer a Bachelor of Science in Aviation degree online to those who are already licensed pilots or those who are just starting the process. Students can then take advanced aviation degree courses online by developing foundational aeronautics skills.

Students without a pilot’s license can earn one through one of Liberty University’s approved Flight Training Affiliates (FTAs). These FTAs give students the ability to complete the flight hours needed to get their pilot's licenses while earning their online Aviation degrees and maintaining flexibility. 


Why Liberty's Online Aviation Degree?

Liberty’s award-winning School of Aeronautics proudly offers an online aviation degree with full accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Our aviation program is unique because not only do students receive FAA Part 141 flight instruction, but they also complete online courses taught from a Christian worldview. Liberty's exciting online Aviation degree seeks to produce quality candidates who are able to exercise expert knowledge in their field. Students in our online aviation degree will not only be able to understand the fundamentals of flying, but also gain an understanding of how their aircraft works. Encouraging complete preparedness is Liberty University's goal in this pilot degree. Liberty University strives to ensure that the student has the acquired knowledge to confidently understand the interworking of flying to become a successful pilot.

The School of Aeronautics has also established strong relationships with numerous airlines across the United States. Through this partnership, they have signed hiring agreements with several of them for students who complete Liberty University's Aviation program.


What Will You Learn in our Online Aviation Degree?

  • You will have the ability to train under experienced leaders in the field of Aviation.
  • A challenging and rewarding curriculum will be provided at the largest flight school in Virginia while pursuing an online Aviation degree.
  • You will be trained with practical and applicable knowledge in airplane aerodynamics and instrument panel controls.
  • You will have the opportunity to participate in the Restricted Airline Transport Pilot Program (R-ATP).


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    • Liberty’s online aeronautics degree in Aviation Maintenance Management focuses on individuals who are striving to become leaders and managers in the vast aviation industry. Those who want to focus less on a pilot online degree and more on aircraft repair will excel at this program. Our online aeronautics degree in Aviation Maintenance Management highlights aviation technologies, safety programs, and aviation management concepts.

Online Aviation Degree Program Benefits

  • Our School of Aeronautics is the 2017 recipient of the Loening Trophy, one of the rarest and oldest collegiate aviation awards, for being the outstanding all-around collegiate online aviation degree program in the nation.
  • By earning your aeronautics degree from a non-profit university whose online programs ranked in the top five of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in your field.
  • Tuition for our online Aviation degree programs has not increased in three straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a non-profit university.

Online Aviation Degree Military Benefits

Are you a service member, veteran, military spouse, or Department of Defense employee? We are proud to support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits: 

  • Tuition discounts - $250 for undergraduate (per credit hour)
    • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as an Emergency Responder (less than $565 per course).
  • Book vouchers (Up to $400 per semester for undergraduate only)
  • 8-week courses, eight different start dates each year and no set login times.
  • Potential college credit for military training.

Online Aviation Degree Program Format

  • 100% Online
  • 120 total hours
  • 30 hours must be taken through Liberty
  • 30% of major required through Liberty
  • Up to 90 hours may be transferred in
  • 8-week courses, eight different start dates each year and no set login times.


Aeronautics Degree Information and Requirements

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Aeronautics Degree Potential Career Options

  • Certified Flight Instructor
  • Commercial Pilot
  • Corporate Pilot
  • Military Pilot
  • Missionary Pilot