Students can choose to complete a Bachelor of Science Degree with either an emphasis in Aviation Administration or as a Professional Pilot. Associate degree options are also available. Students who are not able to attend UVU in person can complete either degree online, with the flight training portion of the professional pilot degree being completed conveniently at a local airport.
Bachelor of Science in Aviation
Emphasis: Professional Pilot
This emphasis helps prepare the student to enter the work force as a professional pilot at an intermediate to advance level. The degree builds on the foundation in the A.S. and A.A.S. degrees. Students can obtain additional advanced ratings and deepen their knowledge of the pilot profession through an impressive range of course subject matter. Specific courses are designed to help the student pilot receive the training necessary to qualify for employment with a commuter airline.
Emphasis: Aviation Administration
This emphasis is designed to develop practical leadership skills for a variety of careers in the aviation industry. Courses are based on real world aviation needs and are developed through ties with industry experts. The curriculum will prepare students with a broad range of knowledge and skills, including airline and airport management, aviation security and safety, marketing, aviation finance, human resources, and many others.
Associate in Science
The A.S. degree is designed to prepare the student with all the ratings necessary to be qualified for entry-level jobs in the aviation field. Obtaining an associate degree helps the graduate prepare for a diversity of job-related responsibilities and prepares students to enter directly into the B.S. degree.
Associate in Applied Science
The A.A.S. degree prepares the student by concentrating on aviation courses. It is commonly referred to as the job-ready degree, preparing the student for entry level positions in the industry.
Utah Valley University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). NWCCU ( www.nwccu.org) is part of a consortium of regional accrediting agencies. Regional accreditation is regarded as the highest form of accreditation. The six regional accreditation boards listed are equal for the purpose of transferring credits or degrees from one college to another.