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 Liberty's Aviation Program!

Liberty University's Bachelor of Science in Aviation focuses on the effective 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 this online Aviation degree. Through our aeronautics degree, you may submit a copy of your pilot's license to petition for Experience Plus credit or opt to enroll at one of our Flight Training Affiliate locations.

How Can Liberty Offer an Aviation Degree Online?

Liberty’s Aeronautics program has the structure and flexibility to meet your needs. Students who already have a pilot’s license can receive credit toward the degree through our Experience Plus program. 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 their flight hours needed to get their pilot's licenses while earning their Aviation degrees. 

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 you will be 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 this 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.

Program Highlights:

  • Liberty University's 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 aviation program in the nation.
  • By earning your aeronautical science 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.
  • You will have the ability to train under experienced leaders in the field of Aviation.
  • 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 will be trained with practical and applicable knowledge in airplane aerodynamics and instrument panel controls.

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  • 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 concept

Featured Courses

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.
  • 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.


Degree Information and Requirements

  • Flight Training Options (Additional Fees may apply if you do not have a pilot's license.)
  • 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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Potential Career Options

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