Passionate about flying and eager to share your knowledge? Consider pursuing your passion in UND’s Flight Education program in the Department of Aviation. Our nationally-recognized programs ensure that you’ll receive the education needed to achieve the career of your choice in the aviation field, while still giving you the freedom to pursue your interests.
While completing UND’s general studies courses, you’ll also combine aviation and education courses to create the perfect blend of experience that leads to a liberal arts degree. Some classes you can choose from are:
- Aviation Safety
- Instrument Flight Instructor
- Human Factors
- Curriculum Development and Instruction
- Introduction to Creative Writing
- Professional Communication for Business
By utilizing all resources available to you, you can enhance your flight education immensely. Flight simulators and flying an actual aircraft are options to give you hands-on experience.
Internships are encouraged for Aviation students. Check out the Aviation department's list of internships and co-ops, or find out about opportunities off campus with airline companies, airports and more.
The Department of Aviation supports several student organizations, which not only provide social engagement, but also leadership opportunities. These organizations include:
- Alpha Eta Rho
- Army Aviation Association of America
- Aviation Safety Association (ASA)
- Experimental Aviation Association (EAA)
- Flying Team (UND)
- International Pilot’s Association (IPA)
- Military Aviation Organization (MAO)
- Organization of Minority Aviation Professionals
- Student Aviation Advisory Council (SAAC)
- UND Aerobatics Team
- UND Aerospace RC
- UND Flying Club
- UND Helicopter Association
- Wilderness Pilots Association (WPA)
- Women in Aviation, International (WAI)
With air travel expected to increase in the future, there is a great need for professionals in the Aviation industry. You’ll have your pick of attractive careers to pursue. Around the globe, you're likely to find a UND Aviation graduates. Our aggressive placement program includes thousands of alumni who serve as a valuable networking resource. UND graduates fly for every major U.S. airline, manage airports around the country, fly and manage unmanned aircraft systems, work as air traffic control specialists, and work for corporate flight departments, aircraft manufacturers, NASA and the FAA. The Department of Aviation is highly respected by the aviation industry and attributes much of its success to the quality of the program and the program's graduates.
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