We offer one program, at the undergraduate level, the Bachelor of Science in Aviation (BSAV). BSAV is designed to prepare those that would like to pursue entry level careers in the aviation industry for workforce entry, equipping them with essential skills and knowledge needed for this endeavor. It is also an appropriate degree for those professionals already in the industry, in operational roles, that lack academic credentials at the Bachelor’s level. The specialization of the degree is in flight operations.
Program Information and Requirements
The Bachelor of Science in Aviation (BSAV) program aids its graduates to effectively develop the competencies they need towards their aviation careers by teaching them about industry best practices at the global level and instilling them analytical skills. The program facilitates graduates to develop lifelong learning habits, which enable them to deal with change both within the local and international aviation operational and business environments. Graduates of the program gain a thorough understanding about local and international aviation operations and management.
Emphasizing the strong focus of effective and efficient operations in tightly regulated, complex and demanding aviation business environments, the BSAV curriculum is designed to create the aviation leaders of tomorrow who will engage in industry endeavors. As part of the curriculum, we encourage students to interact and exchange experiences with their professors and expert business professionals who will teach the program.
The program’s curriculum is broken down in three parts: a. General Education (10 courses, 40 credits); Aviation Major (10 courses, 40 credits); Aviation Specialization – Flight Operations (10 courses, 40 credits). In addition to credited courses, each part of the program contains a non-credit professional development experience, designed to support the unit’s learning objectives.
The professional development experiences of the academic program will lead the beginning of each academic year (General Education – year 1, Aviation Major – year 2 – Aviation Specialization – year 3) in creating a common frame of reference for the students to toward the attainment of the unit’s goals and supporting the institutional mission and academic program objectives.
The objectives of the Bachelor of Science in Aviation are:
- Provide individualized, technologically advanced, and cutting-edge education in the operational and managerial aspects of the global aviation industry;
- Cultivate an interdisciplinary and globally focused pedagogical approach based on systems thinking in understanding and solving aviation problems based on the highest standards of sustainability-based thinking, ethical behavior, and academic theory always considering the safety and security of aviation as their highest priorities;
- Enhance the ability of students to engage in actions that contribute to their communities through their roles as individuals and aviation professionals with understanding of community needs, issues, and priorities;
- Instill in students attitudes and skills for effective communication, lifelong learning and leadership as members of the global aviation economy.