Aeronautics Bachelor's Degrees

Pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Aviation to Take Your Career off the Ground!

Are you looking for a college degree that will allow you to fly professionally, become a licensed aircraft mechanic, or develop as a leader in the field of aeronautics? Liberty University offers aviation bachelor’s degrees in three areas of study:

  • Flight Training
  • Aviation Administration
  • Maintenance Management

School Of Aeronautics Students Flight TrainingLiberty aviation student in flight training. 

The aviation industry is projected to see extensive growth within the next 20 years. Pilots, mechanics, and industry leaders are highly sought after, with a worldwide need of over 649,000 new pilots and 690,000 new mechanics.* Airline and military recruiters trust Liberty University aeronautics students, due to our strong Christian foundation and standard of academic excellence. Some of our students studying in the unmanned aerial system programs were hired before they even graduated! If you are looking for an exciting career in this growing industry, look no further. We have an aviation degree for you.

*Boeing, at Pilot and Technician Outlook(viewed online Jan. 3, 2024). Cited projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.

Available Degree Programs

Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics
Bachelor of Science in Aviation Administration

Our B.S. in Aviation Administration provides you with the knowledge and skills needed for program development, data analysis, and organizational management and ethics. Earn an aviation administration degree and serve as a leader in business and operation aviation roles. 


Bachelor of Science in Aviation Maintenance

Our B.S. in Aviation Maintenance is designed to expand your Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) training for FAA aviation mechanic licensure. Discover issues facing licensed mechanics such as human factors and safety, or study to develop leadership and management skills essential to aviation maintenance businesses.


Bachelor of Science in Aviation Technology – Flight and Maintenance

Our B.S. in Aviation Technology Flight and Maintenance is designed to prepare you to serve in aviation organizations as an exceptional pilot and mechanic. Graduate with your pilot and mechanic certification in just 4 years.

Bachelor of Science in Unmanned Aircraft Operations

Aviation Maintenance Technician Certificate

Medium Unmanned Aerial Systems Certificate

Credit for Life and Work Experience.

Another great plus at Liberty is the ability to take your experience and have it count towards class credits. You’ve worked hard and we offer numerous opportunities for you to gain credit hours for the experience or licenses you have.

Already Have Your Pilot’s or Mechanic’s License? Check out our Aviation Experience Plus page for more information.

Aviation PLA Credit


Why Choose Liberty’s School of Aeronautics Bachelor’s Degrees?

Our School of Aeronautics uses state-of-the-art equipment and flight simulators to prepare our students for success in the ever-evolving aviation industry. Liberty is one of a few schools that offers unmanned aerial system (UAS) certification training with medium UAS, utilizing our partnership with Textron Systems and its Aerosonde aircraft.

Liberty University’s School of Aeronautics is a 4-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. Additionally, our aviation programs have received the American Airlines Safety Award for 3 years.

As a student, you can get involved with our National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA) Flight Team! Participate in competitions to earn trophies, bond with classmates, and further enrich your resume. We compete in the NIFA flight competition, the Women’s Air Race Classic and the National Aviation Maintenance Competition. Your success is our success, so allow us to equip you to achieve more with your bachelor’s degree!

School of Aeronautics Bachelor’s Degree Information

  • Residential degree
  • 120-134 total credit hours depending on degree
  • Transfer in up to 75% of the degree
  • Check out our course catalog

Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees

Every application is reviewed by the admission committee on a case-by-case basis, meaning there are no set minimums for acceptance. However, all applicants must submit the following documents* for admission:

  • Admission application
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official college transcripts (if applicable)
  • Results from the CLT, SAT, or ACT are not required for admission, but may be used in consideration for merit-based aid.
  • Admission essay

*Note that additional documentation may be requested by the admission committee after your application has been received.