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Bachelor Of Science in Aviation Online
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% Online, 8 Week Courses
Transfer Credits
Up to 75% of the Degree Total can be Transferred to Liberty
Next Start Date
Jan 14, 2019
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Soar to New Heights with Liberty’s Online Aviation Degree!

Liberty University’s Bachelor of Science in Aviation online program focuses on the practical aeronautical decision-making skills you’ll need for a fulfilling career as a commercial, military, or missionary pilot. Liberty University has the largest flight school in Virginia, so you can be confident you will be studying under professors who possess superior knowledge and experience in the field while pursuing your degree in aviation online. And at Liberty, you’ll not only gain the technical skills and knowledge you need to succeed in the field of aeronautics, you’ll also learn the soft skills desired by the aviation industry and mission aviation organizations that will set you apart from your peers:

  • Professionalism 
  • Character
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Leadership and team building skills 


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 bachelors 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

Why Liberty’s Online Aviation Degree?

Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, and doctoral degrees. Our School of Aeronautics has also won the Loening Trophy, one of the rarest and oldest collegiate aviation awards, for being the outstanding all-around collegiate aviation program in the nation two years in a row (2017, 2018). 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.

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What Will You Learn in Our Online Aviation Degree?

  • You will be trained with practical and applicable knowledge in airplane aerodynamics and instrument panel controls.
  • You’ll learn the fundamentals of aeronautics, GPS navigation, and aviation safety as well as aviation weather and the workings of turbine engines. 
  • You will have the ability to train under experienced leaders in the field of Aviation.
  • You’ll go through a challenging and rewarding curriculum developed by the largest flight school in Virginia while pursuing an online Aviation degree.
  • You will have the opportunity to participate in the Restricted Airline Transport Pilot Program (R-ATP).
  • By training under respected and experienced leaders in the field of Aviation, you’ll not only study flight but also be prepared for flight!
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Military Benefits
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Admission Requirements

Online Aviation Degree Program Benefits

  • By earning your online aeronautical science degree from a nonprofit 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 can be confident your degree will be well respected in the aeronautics industry.  
  • Your success is our success, which is why we’re committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we’ve frozen tuition rates for our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past three years — and counting.

  • To continue our mission of providing affordable education, electronic textbooks are provided for all undergraduate courses at no cost to you.  As a full-time student, this could save you an estimated $800-2,000 per year on textbooks!

Similar Online Degree Program

Bachelor of Science in Aviation Maintenance Management – 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.

Aeronautics Degree Information and Requirements

  • Flight Training Options (Additional Fees may apply if you do not have a pilot’s license.)
  • See the Aviation Scholarships page to see if you could be eligible for flight training related benefits.
  • This program falls under the School of Aeronautics.
  • Download and review the Degree Completion Plan.
  • View the Undergraduate Course Syllabi. (login required)
  • Liberty’s graduates are able to be certified for a restricted privileges ATP (R-ATP) certificate. Students with the right combination of approved Aviation courses and total hours of flight time may qualify. For more details, please contact at Academic Advising at (800) 424-9595.

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Online Aviation Degree Military Benefits

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students from all over the world. 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 for undergraduate (per credit hour)
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as an First Responder (less than $565 per course).
  • 8-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times.
  • Potential college credit for military training.

 Aeronautics Degree Potential Career Options

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

Admission Requirements for the Online Bachelor of Science in Aviation Degree

Applicants must have a 2.0 or above cumulative GPA for admission on Good Standing. If the GPA is less than a 2.0, the applicant will be considered for Acceptance on Caution. Please visit our Admission Requirements Page for more detailed admissions related information. 

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission Application
  • Application fee*
  • Unofficial college transcripts can be accepted with a completed official transcript request form**
  • A High School Self-Certification form
  • AVRD (Aviation Requirement Form) – Students enrolling in the BS: Aviation must confirm an FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate or confirm that all of their flight training courses will be completed at a Liberty University flight training affiliate (FTA). See the flight training affiliate list here. 
  • Proof of English Proficiency

*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during financial check-in. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.

**An official transcript is needed within 60 days of acceptance or before non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever comes first.

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