Why earn a bachelor's in commercial aviation?

Application Deadlines
Fall:
Aug. 17
Spring:
Dec. 15
Summer:
May 1

Earn a B.S. in Aeronautics with a Major in Commercial Aviation from the UND Aviation Department, known around the world for academic excellence. The curriculum is designed to fully prepare you for a variety of flight-related careers. You'll gain a solid background in aviation with flight instructor ratings, along with a liberal arts core. It's exactly what you need to launch your exciting aviation career, whether you choose a fixed-wing or helicopter specialty.

The world recognizes the quality of the pilots our programs produce. The Aviation Department has secured a number of defined career pathway partnerships with industry-leading airlines. These programs are designed to help UND students get interviews and begin careers with major carriers around the world.

Career Pathways

Commercial Aviation at UND

  • Earn a commercial pilot certificate with instrument and multi-engine ratings, and a certified flight instructor certificate with instrument rating.

  • Train with a state-of-the-art virtual controller simulator and radar simulators.

  • For a fixed-wing specialty, you'll gain essential knowledge in single-engine, multi-engine, VFR and IFR flight to the commercial pilot standard.

  • For a helicopter specialty, you'll gain essential knowledge in the various types of aircraft flight to the commercial standard. 

  • The Commercial Aviation program is fully accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI). Student Achievement Data

Careers in Commercial Aviation 

121K

Median salary for a commercial pilot

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

6%

Percemtage of industry growth to 2028

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Graduates of the UND aviation programs have plenty of career opportunities, especially as a career commercial pilot and related professions. UND graduates with a B.S. in Commercial Aviation can expect exciting opportunities in several piloting professions, including:

  • Commercial airline pilot
  • Director of operations
  • Helicopter pilot (with helicopter specialty)
  • Corporate jet pilot
  • Chief pilot

UND Commercial Aviation Alumni

Commercial Aviation alumni have gone on to a variety of successful careers with:

  • Skywest, Inc.
  • Delta Airlines
  • Endeavor Air, Inc.
  • Compass Airlines

Commercial Aviation Courses You Could Take

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