School Of Aeronautics Online Degree Program

Why Choose Liberty University’s School of Aeronautics for Your Bachelor’s Degree?

Whether you want to repair aircraft or fly them, you can find an online bachelor’s degree at Liberty University to fulfill your needs. If flying is in your blood and you feel the call of the open skies, then you can make your dreams a reality. With multiple FAA part 141 flight training affiliates nationwide, getting your pilot’s license has never been easier.

Whether you are already a pilot or are interested in getting started, with our approved affiliates you can study at home and take your flight training at the nearest convenient flight school. Likewise, you can become a maintenance manager by a combination of taking classes at Liberty and a local FAA Approved Maintenance School to obtain their FAA Certification with Airframe and Powerplant ratings. Liberty University’s professors are industry leaders who can guide and teach you the skills needed to be a leader in the air or on the ground.

Either Choice You Make Will Be Rewarding in More Ways than One

Our School of Aeronautics offers two online degree programs. Both degrees offer the same high-quality training that has led to our accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Select the degree that is best for you and apply online today! If you have any questions, please call us at (800) 424-9595.

Bachelor of Science in Aviation

Study the fundamentals of flying as well as how an aircraft works. Whether you are a pilot seeking to finish up your degree or just starting the process of earning your license, this program will meet your needs.

Bachelor of Science in Aviation Maintenance Management

Train with experienced leaders in the field of aviation maintenance management. We have the resources to teach you the practical skills needed to be a successful maintenance technician or work as a leader in the aircraft manufacturing industry.

Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management

Learn a foundation of aviation-specific content that will explore topics unique to the field. You will also study things like corporate business, business law, and marketing courses that can help you prepare for aviation management roles.

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How Can Liberty Offer an Online Aviation Degree?

Liberty University is able to offer a Bachelor of Science in Aviation degree online because each aviation student must either come into the program as a licensed pilot or earn a pilot’s license through one of Liberty University’s approved Flight Training Affiliates (FTAs).*

  • If you already have your pilot’s license, the bachelor’s level courses are available to you because you have already proven that you have the foundational skills you need to fly. 
  • If you do not have a pilot’s license, Liberty’s FTAs are conveniently located around the country, giving you the flexibility to complete the necessary flight hours for a pilot’s license while earning your aviation degree online at the same time.
  • See the Aviation Scholarships page to see if you could be eligible for aviation training-related benefits!

The flight requirements for earning your aviation degree online can be fulfilled by submitting a copy of your pilot’s license to petition for credit through our Experience Plus program or opting to enroll at one of our Flight Training Affiliate locations

*Military benefits from the Veterans Administration for flight courses are only accepted at the following locations at this time. VA benefits can be used for non-flight courses regardless of FTA location.

  • Sanders Aviation- Jasper, AL
  • Elite Aviation VGT- North Las Vegas, NV
  • Pilots Choice Aviation- Georgetown, TX
  • Sky Safety- San Antonio, TX
  • US Aviation Academy- Denton, TX
  • Aviation Adventures (Leesburg)- Leesburg, VA
  • Aviation Adventures (Manassas)- Manassas, VA
  • Aviation Adventures (Stafford)- Fredericksburg, VA
  • Aviation Adventures (Warrenton) - Midland, VA
  • Aviation Adventures (Winchester)- Winchester, VA
  • Heart of Virginia Aviation- Ashland, VA
  • Horizon Flight Center- Chesapeake, VA
  • Rick Aviation- Newport News, VA 

School of Aeronautics Highlights

  • Liberty University’s School of Aeronautics is a 3-time recipient of the Loening Trophy — one of the rarest and oldest collegiate aviation awards — for being the nation’s most outstanding college aviation program.
  • A challenging and rewarding curriculum will be provided to you at the largest flight school in Virginia while you pursue your online aviation degree.
  • You may have the opportunity to participate in the Restricted Airline Transport Pilot Program (R-ATP).
  • Liberty University’s online program has multiple FAA Part 141 flight training affiliates nationwide.

What are the Benefits of Earning an Online Aeronautics Bachelor’s Degree from Liberty?

  • We are recognized by multiple institutions for our academic quality, affordability, and accessibility. Our commitment to excellence also helped us rank in the top 10% of’s best online schools in America. Earning your online aeronautics degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.

  • The majority of tuition for undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs has not increased in 9 years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university. 
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year and no set login times.
  • Liberty University holds institutional accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Military Benefits

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey.

As a thank-you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits: 

  • Tuition discounts – $250 per credit hour for undergraduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $565 per course)
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)
  • Potential college credit for military training