Commercial Aviation (B.S. Aero)
Be a part of the dynamic aviation industry at one of the largest and most-respected collegiate programs in the world.
Bring your career into greater focus with a commercial aviation degree that allows the option for flight training in fixed wing aircraft or helicopters. Gain the fundamental knowledge and essential experience to launch your career in a variety of professional opportunities.
- Program type:
- Est. time to complete:
- 4-5 years
- Credit hours:
Why Study Commercial Aviation at UND?
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.
Current career pathway partners:
Accreditation by AABI
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.
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