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Bachelor of Science in Aviation

The BS in Aviation Program produces highly skilled, industry ready, principled professionals for the field of aviation. The BS in Aviation program offers them options to prepare them for a variety of airline flight specialties. It prepares “ACE” (adept, certified, and ethical) pilots who are willing to positively influence and contribute to the field of aviation and to society.

Program Overview

The Jessup Aviation Program integrates academic study with aviation curriculum. Concentrations are available for general aviation; Certified Flight Instruction; Multi-engine flight instruction; honors concentrations including additional flight instruction (by invitation only).

Graduates of the Aviation Program go on to become commercial pilots upon successful completion/passing of courses. Electives offer options of multi-engine, instrumental flight, certified flight instructor ratings.

Did you know? The FAA allows reduced flight hours when earned within a BA or BS degree (only 1,000 hours versus 1,500 without a BA/BS degree). Internships for CFI’s and affiliations with airline companies for hiring. Affiliations with airline cadet programs for international students. Program approvals by CAC , EASA , & DGCA. The flight partner, Advanced International Aviation Academy has a zero incidence/accident history and follows military maintenance procedures.

Program Details

  • Private pilot ground
  • Private pilot flight labs
  • Instrument ground
  • Instrument flight labs
  • Commercial Pilot Certification Ground
  • Commercial Pilot Certification Flight
  • Multi Engine rating labs
  • Aviation Safety
  • Aviation Law
  • Aerodynamics
  • Meteorology
  • Gas Turbine engines
  • Advanced Avionic Systems
  • Crew resource management
  • Aviation capstone
  • Foundational Studies
  • Aviation Major
  • 71-74 units based on concentration
  • 54-68 units based on concentration
  • Total Units 128 Units

Note: Honors concentrations (by invitation only) are more than 128 credit hours.

  • Commercial Pilot – Pilots receiving compensation in smaller aircraft types or acting as second in command or flight engineer on larger aircraft types.
  • Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) or Certified Flight Instructor Instruments (CFII) – Instead of being the pilot learning, you are now the pilot instructing.
  • Corporate Pilot – Pilots operating for compensation for corporations. Sizes of aircraft can vary from smaller single-engine aircraft to very large aircrafts requiring type ratings.
  • Part 135 Pilot – Not quite general aviation, but not quite regional airline flying. This is one of the time building jobs for pilots going to the next professional level. These pilots carry lighter loads of freight, packages or passengers in smaller aircraft (realize that small is a relative term – it probably seems like a Boeing 747 to the starter pilot).
  • Regional Airline Pilot – Pilots of aircraft who, by description, typically carry more than 20, but less than 100 passengers.
  • Major Airline Pilots – This represents the maximum professional achievement level for pilots, not only in terms of aircraft size, but also in terms of compensation. Major airline pilots include passenger carrying air carriers as well as cargo air carriers.
  • Military – This is an alternative career path progression in comparison to the civilian option. If the risk of a military commitment does not sway you, this can be a doubly rewarding opportunity. Spend 20 years in the military and earn a pension. Then join the major airlines and earn a second pension as you start your second career.
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Program Director

Loo Y. Ng, Lt Col, USAF (Ret.)
(916) 577-7489

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