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The Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation offers three concentrations to choose from:

  • Aerospace Management
  • Professional Flight
  • Aerospace Technology

Or combine management with one of the flight options. With common core classes, you may do both economically and efficiently.  You can even transfer your community college degree to complete EKU Aviation's Aerospace Technology concentration.

Professional Flight

The Professional Flight concentration includes all commercial and instructor pilot ratings.  This program provides future pilots with the flight time they need to become competitive.  With approximately 250 hours of flying time, our students are prepared for careers in aviation.

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Professional flight students may receive FAA flight certifications as a Private Pilot, Instrument Pilot, Commercial Pilot with a single engine and multi-engine rating, and Instructor Pilot with a single engine, multiengine, and instrument rating. Additionally, professional flight students receive a world class aviation education in multiple areas of aviation organizational leadership to better prepare them for flying careers in the aerospace industry.

Aerospace Management

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Aerospace management students prepare for careers at airports, airlines, corporate aviation, and government agencies such as the FAA, NASA and NTSB with hands-on training in operations, scheduling and dispatch for management professionals. Management graduates work in aviation marketing, public relations, human resources, safety and security at the local, national and international level. They also have the opportunity to receive certification as an AAAE Certified Member (AAAE CM) through the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE).

Aerospace Technology

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Transfer your community college associate's degree to EKU.  You may then enroll in EKU Aviation upper division aerospace management and operations studies coursework that is specifically designed to complete the associate's degree with the Aerospace Technology bachelor's degree concentration.  Non-degreed airline pilots with the Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate may also complete their bachelor's degree.


EKU Aviation offers minors in Flight or Aerospace Management.

Aviation (flight) - 23 hours

A student may minor in aviation (flight) by completing a minimum of 23 semester hours as follows:

  • AVN 150 -  Introduction to Aviation
  • AVN 161 - Private Pilot-SEL: Ground
  • AVN 161A - Private Pilot-SEL: Flight I
  • AVN 162A - Private Pilot-SEL: Flight II
  • AVN 221A - Instrument Pilot: Flight I
  • AVN 222A- Instrument Pilot: Flight II
  • AVN 220 - Instrument Pilot-SEL & MEL: Ground
  • AVN 300 - Commercial Pilot-SEL & MEL: Ground
  • AVN 315 - Human Factors In Flight Safety
  • GEO 315 - Meteorology OR AVN 335 - Weather Reporting/Analysis

Aerospace Management - 21 hours

A student may minor in aerospace management by completing a minimum of 18 semester hours as follows:

  • AVN 150 - Introduction to Aviation
  • AVN 315 - Human Factors In Flight Safety
  • AVN 340 - Airport Management
  • AVN 350 - Air Transportation
  • AVN 460 - Aviation Legislation
  • Three hours of approved electives
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