Liberty University Bachelor Of Science In Aeronautics BS In Aeronautics Flight Degrees Unmanned Aerial Systems UAS

Stand Out for All the Right Reasons with a Bachelor’s Degree in Aeronautics

Do you dream of flying around the globe as a commercial airline pilot or joining the next generation of drone operators? Look no further! Our bachelor’s degrees in aeronautics allow you to pursue a variety of flight licenses, from private pilot to flight instructor rating.

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Why Choose Liberty’s Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics Degree Program?

Throughout your B.S. in Aeronautics degree pursuit, you will use state of the art equipment and flight simulators to prepare you for the ever-evolving aviation industry! Join our residential student body as they compete in the National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA) flight competitions, the Women’s Air Race Classic, and the National Aviation Maintenance Competition.

Study at Liberty University to become a part of our award-winning program and pursue the following benefits and opportunities:

What Will You Learn in Our Aeronautics Bachelor’s Degree?

Earning a degree from our aeronautics program will provide you with a well-rounded understanding of the aviation industry, equipping you for a variety of careers in flight. Several graduates from our UAS program work at Textron Systems as instructors and managers due to the education and training they received from Liberty.

You can pursue one of the following opportunities to earn licenses and certifications:

  • Private Pilot
  • Instrument Rating
  • Commercial Pilot
  • Multiengine
  • Flight Instructor Rating
  • Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)

Featured Courses

AVIA 220: Private Flight I

AVIA 305: Airplane Aerodynamics

AVIA 400: Aviation Human Factors

AVIA 410: Flight & Ground Instructor Theory

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Highlights of Our Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics

From top of the line flight simulators to award winning flight teams, our Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics is designed to prepare you for success! Within 15 years, Liberty’s aviation degree programs have grown from just 4 to over 400 residential students. No matter how far we may have come, we will never stop pushing our program to make it the best it can be for students like you!

Other noteworthy aspects of our Aeronautics bachelor’s degree include:

  • State of the art training devices, simulators, and planes
  • 27 Aircraft available to train with (not including drones)
  • Loening Trophy winner for 2017 and 2018
  • American Airlines Safety Award winner three years running
  • Our aviation program is now one of the largest faith-based collegiate aviation programs in North America.

Aeronautics Bachelor’s Degree Information

  • Residential format
  • Total hours will vary depending on the degree
    • Commercial/Corporate: 134-143 credits
    • Global Studies: 131-140 credits
    • Military: 125-134 credits
    • Unmanned Aerial Systems: 126-135
  • Transfer in up to 75% of your total degree
  • Program falls under Liberty’s School of Aeronautics
  • Review our School of Aeronautics Academic Catalog

Career Opportunities for Liberty’s B.S. in Aeronautics Graduates

Liberty University’s Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics prepares you for the following occupations:

  • Private Pilot
  • Commercial Pilot
  • Flight Instructor
  • Air Traffic Controller
  • Aviation Security Manager
  • Government and Military Pilot

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)
  • SAT, ACT, or CLT scores (Liberty University is offering test-optional admission for Spring, Summer, and Fall 2021 applicants)
  • Admission essay

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