Liberty University Bachelor Of Science In Aeronautics Degree Military Aviation Degree
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Aug 19, 2024
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Prepare to Stand Out in the Aviation Industry with Integrity and Excellence

If the idea of serving on a military aircraft or piloting passenger planes with a commercial airline excites you, we have a bachelor’s degree that can make that excitement a reality. Be prepared to meet the needs of the aviation industry with a degree from Liberty University.

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.* Commercial airlines and military recruiters often look for pilots who don’t just have an appropriate license but also possess the collegiate experience, leadership skills, and strong character that enables them to progress from charter pilot to captain status during their career.

As a Liberty aeronautics student, we want to help equip you in each of these areas. With our level of academic excellence and mission to Train Champions for Christ, we want to help you stand out to employers for all the right reasons. You can benefit from our alumni, who have paved the way and impressed employers at all levels. Our resulting network of airlines and military recruiters excited about hiring Liberty students will be at your disposal. Our airline hiring agreements help our students secure competitive jobs before they even graduate!

Gain the knowledge and leadership skills required to succeed with integrity wherever your career in aviation takes you. Take the first step toward a successful career now.

*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.

Award-Winning Campus

At Liberty, you’ll find an affordable, high-quality education that equips students like you for the real world. Our commitment to excellence helped us rank among’s Top 3 college campuses in America. Earning your degree from a nonprofit university with state-of-the-art resources like ours can help set you apart from your peers.

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Why Choose Liberty’s BS in Aeronautics – Military Degree Program?

Pursue an aeronautics degree that can give you the opportunities and resources you’ll need to enter the aviation field with confidence. At Liberty, we try to offer our students as many avenues for career growth and future success as possible.

As a Liberty aeronautics student, you can:

  • Apply for various aviation scholarships.
  • Join our National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA) flight team, which has won the regional competition (Region X) for the last fourteen years!
  • Earn course credit for your previous aviation experience and pilot license(s).
  • Take additional courses to earn an aircraft maintenance certificate to serve as a mechanic, as well as a pilot!
  • Reduce your flight hours significantly with our Restricted Airline Transport Pilot (R-ATP) program!

Certifications and Licenses

Additionally, you can obtain the following certifications and licenses through our aeronautics degree:

  • Private Pilot
  • Instrument Rating
  • Commercial Pilot
  • Single Engine
  • Multi-engine
  • Flight Instructor Rating

What Will You Learn in Our Military Focused Aeronautics Degree?

Prepare for a career as a military pilot with Liberty’s military-focused aeronautics bachelor’s degree. Gain the foundational aviation skills you need to be a confident and proficient pilot working in the Armed Forces.

Our bachelor’s degree provides both classroom and hands-on experience with the majority of courses, including flight time with one of our certified instructors, so you can accrue the hours you need to get your pilot’s license.

Your coursework will involve leadership, management, and safety training in addition to these flight hours. You can learn vital skills in navigation, technical mathematics, and advanced aircraft system procedures. To pull it all together, we include an aviation interview course to help prepare you to present yourself confidently in an interview setting so you can be ready to land the job you want most.

View the Degree Completion Plan, and check out our featured courses below to learn more about what you’ll be studying!

Featured Courses

AVIA 230 – Unmanned Aerial Systems

AVIA 250 – Introduction to Space Flight

AVIA 320 – Instrument Flight

AVIA 483 – Military Intelligence

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    Highlights of Our Aeronautics – Military Bachelor’s Degree

    From top of the line flight simulators to award-winning flight teams, our Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics – Military is designed to prepare you for success!

    Since its founding, Liberty’s aviation degree programs have grown from just 4 students to hundreds of residential students. No matter how far we may come, we will never stop pushing to make our program 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.
    • A current fleet of 27 Aircraft, 13 flight training devices, and 6 unmanned aerial vehicles.
    • 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.
    • Our students have also won the prestigious American Airlines Safety Award for 3 years.
    • Our aviation program is now one of the largest faith-based collegiate aviation programs in North America.

    Aeronautics – Military Degree Information

    Potential Career Opportunities for Aeronautics – Military Graduates

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

    • Air traffic controller
    • Aviation security manager
    • Commercial pilot
    • Flight instructor
    • Military pilot
    • Private 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)
    • 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.