Complete your Aviation Studies degree to get your start in the aviation industry.
Earn your bachelor’s degree in Aviation Studies, which provides an opportunity to
bring greater focus to your career options. Best of all, you’ll graduate from one
of the strongest collegiate aviation programs in the country.
UND's online Aviation Studies degree will prepare you for a successful career in the
aviation industry. You'll start by gaining a strong liberal arts foundation in communications,
social science, math, science, technology, and fine arts/humanities. Employers value
this wide breadth of knowledge because they know you can think critically about the
world around you, have strong written and verbal skills, and are a problem solver.
Then you will move on to aviation management-related curriculum or choose to earn
your FAA private pilot certificate.
Types of Aviation Studies Degree Specializations
You'll also select one of the following areas to specialize in:
Aviation Safety: Study OSHA safety standards, safety management systems, insurance, and cyber-security.
Aviation Business: Gain knowledge in finance, aviation operations, along with fleet planning and aircraft
You'll graduate with a B.S. in Aeronautics with a major in Aviation Studies from the
renowned John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, known globally for its academic excellence.
Online Aviation Studies Degree
Students in this program pay the same online tuition rate regardless of their legal
residency. Compare our tuition and you find UND offers an affordable online Aviation
If you have an existing technical aviation background, this program provides an opportunity to expand
your knowledge of the aerospace industry and obtain a bachelor's degree in aviation.
The online Aviation Studies degree can be completed entirely online. You never have
to come to campus.
UND graduates with a bachelor's degree in Aviation Studies can expect exciting opportunities
in several professions, including:
Aviation Network Technician
Aviation Systems Engineer
Safety Management Systems
Director of Operations
Aviation Studies Online Courses You Could Take
AVIT 126. Introduction to UAS Operations. 2 Credits.
This course of instruction introduces the student to the history of Remotely Piloted Aircraft and their current and future development for use in a burgeoning civil industry. Specific blocks deal with aircraft, ground, communications, launch and recovery systems while emphasizing the human integration into the overall system. Lab portion is required. F,S.
AVIT 208. Aviation Safety. 3 Credits.
This course provides the student with a detailed introduction into aspects of aviation safety, aviation safety programs, risk management, and the associated components of pilot psychology, physiology, human factors, and accident review and investigation. Prerequisite: A minimum GPA of 2.6. Prerequisite or Corequisite: AVIT 102 or AVIT 105 or AVIT 142. F,S,SS.
AVIT 250. Human Factors. 2 Credits.
This course introduces the student to issues influencing human performance in the complex operational aviation environments. Theory and practical applications of cognitive processing, decision-making, interpersonal interaction and communication will be presented. This course also provides an introduction to design elements intended to optimize man-machine interaction. Prerequisite: Minimum GPA of 2.6. F,S,SS.
AVIT 405. Airline Operations and Management. 3 Credits.
This course examines the four major areas of air carrier operations, including ground, technical, flight and system operations, as well as airline economics, utilizing a management simulation tool. There is an intensive examination of regional, point-to-point and network carrier operations. Student management teams make weekly decisions in seven categories: Overall Strategy; Marketing; Operations Management; Human Resource Development; Finance; Asset Management; and Behavioral Elements. A portion of each class time is devoted to simulation activities, and the reading assignments focus on management decisions pertinent to the topic assigned, relying in part on current industry events, with an emphasis on ethical decision making. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior status, open to Aviation majors and minors only, and a minimum GPA of 2.6. F,S,SS.
AVIT 407. General Aviation Operations and Management. 3 Credits.
Aspects of the operation and management of corporate flight departments, fixed-base operations, air cargo operations, and fractional ownership programs will be discussed. Pertinent regulations including FAR parts 91and 135 will be studied. Aircraft and equipment evaluations will be conducted. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior status, open to Aviation majors and minors only, and a minimum GPA of 2.6. F,S,SS.
AVIT 402. Airport Planning and Administration. 3 Credits.
This is the first of a two course curriculum in airport administration. This initial course provides an introduction to the complex elements of airport planning and its importance in achieving a successful airport operation. Course content includes a study of the duties and responsibilities of the airport manager with a special emphasis on the Federal Air Regulations governing the operation and administration of commercial service airports within the United States. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior status, open to Aviation majors and minors only, and a minimum GPA of 2.6. F,S.
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