School of Aeronautics
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Training Aviators to Be Champions for Christ
Earn Your Degree from a Christian Aviation School
Prepare for a successful career in the aeronautics field with a degree from Liberty University, renowned for having one of the largest faith-based collegiate aviation programs in North America.
Liberty’s School of Aeronautics offers comprehensive training that equips you with the skills needed to excel in the aviation industry.
Whether your ambition is to become a pilot or an unmanned aerial systems operator, we offer two distinct pathways to accommodate your goals. You can pursue a residential B.S. in Aeronautics degree or, as an online student, opt for a B.S. in Aviation Professional Pilot degree, both of which hold FAA approval for the prestigious 1000-hour Restricted Air Transport Pilot (R-ATP) program. If your aspirations lie in aviation leadership, our B.S. in Aviation degree offers various cognates, including Management, Maintenance Management, or Unmanned Aerial Systems, enabling you to develop expertise in your chosen area.
Looking to elevate your aviation career? We offer 100% online Master’s in Aeronautics and Doctor of Philosophy in Aviation programs. Our master’s degree is meticulously designed to enhance your knowledge and skillset, propelling you forward in your field. In contrast, our doctoral program is tailored to cultivate pioneering researchers and leaders within the aviation industry. Choose Liberty University’s School of Aeronautics to embark on a transformative journey toward a successful and impactful aviation career.
Our Top Aeronautics Degrees
B.S. in Aviation Technology: Flight and Maintenance
137 Credit hours
Put Your Aviation Degree on the Fast Track
Earn a degree in Aviation online in less time while completing your flight training at one of our 88+ locations. Through our program, you can get your flight training at an approved flight training affiliate (FTA) location near you.
Meet Your Dean
Dr. Rick Roof
Dean, School of Aeronautics
Featured Aeronautics Faculty
Online Chair, Assistant ProfessorView Bio
Prepare for Success in Your Future Career
See how our students and alumni perform in the classroom and in their careers. And discover program highlights like our:
- Educational Goals
- Assessment Measures
- Learning Outcomes
Aeronautics Competition Teams
- National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA) Flight Team
- Liberty Belles Flight Team
- Aerospace Maintenance Competition (AMC) Team
School of Aeronautics Facts & Figures
average residential-class size
programs offered at the undergraduate and graduate level
graduates employed in field or related field of study
winner of the Loening Trophy for top collegiate
full-time undergrad financial aid accepted
What Aeronautics Alumni are Saying
Liberty School of Aeronautics in the News
Liberty University School of Aeronautics has partnered with the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Air Safety Institute to release the updated Fatal Flight Training Accident Report: 2000-2019, a comprehensive study that explores flight training risks and innovations within the industry over the past two decades….
February 16, 2024
Accreditation for the School of Aeronautics
Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, educational specialist, and doctorate degrees, as well as certificates at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Liberty University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (https://www.sacscoc.org/).