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Aviation Science - Aviation Administration Emphasis, B.S.

Requirements

This degree 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.

Total Program Credits: 120

Matriculation Requirements:  
  1. Medical Requirement: Class 1 FAA medical exam 
  2. Completion of 25 aviation credits and a 2.5 GPA.
 
General Education Requirements:
35 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing--Humanities/Social Sciences 3
or ENGL 2020 Intermediate Writing--Science and Technology (3.0) 
Complete one of the following: 3
  MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (3.0) (recommended for Humanities or Arts majors)  
  MAT 1035 Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra (6.0)  
  STAT 1040 Introduction to Statistics (3.0) (recommended for Social Science majors)  
  STAT 1045 Introduction to Statistics with Algebra (5.0)  
  MATH 1050 College Algebra (4.0) (recommended for Business, Education, Science, and Health Professions majors)  
  MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries (5.0)  
  MATH 1090 College Algebra for Business (recommended for Business majors)  (3.0)  
Complete one of the following: 3
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3.0)
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (3.0)
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3.0)
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3.0)
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3.0)
  POLS 1100 American National Government (3.0)
Complete the following:
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness (2.0)
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life 2
Distribution Courses:
    Biology 3
    Physical Science (PHYS 1010 recommended)
3
    Additional Biology or Physical Science (METO 1010 recommended)
3
    Humanities Distribution (COMM 1020 recommended)
3
    Fine Arts Distribution 3
    Social/Behavioral Science (PSY 1010 recommended)  
3
Discipline Core Requirements:  33 Credits
  AVSC 1010 Survey of Aviation Science 2
  AVSC 1050 Introduction to Aviation Administration 3
  AVSC 1100 Ground Private Pilot 4
  AVSC 2120 Personal Finance for Aviation Professionals 3
  AVSC 2150 Air Transportation Management  3
  AVSC 2160 Aviation Law  3
  AVSC 3030 Air Traffic Management  3
  AVSC 3110 Crew Resource Management   3
  AVSC 3600 Crew Resource Management  3
  AVSC 410G Global Ethical and Professional Issues in Aviation  3
  AVSC 4700 ion Professional Seminar  3
Emphasis Requirements:  40 Credits
  ECON 2020 Macroeconomics 3
or AVSC 2090 Air Transport Economics (3.0)  
  MKTG 2200 Written Business Communication 3
or AVSC 2070 Communications for Aviation Professionals (3.0)  
  AVSC 2110 Aviation Weather Applications 3
  AVSC 2130 Aviation Safety 3
  AVSC 2710 Aviation Marketing and Customer Service 3
  AVSC 2750 Unmanned Aircraft Systems 3
  AVSC 3020 Aviation Insurance and Risk Management 3
  AVSC 3150 Principles of Aviation Management 3
  AVSC 3310 Aviation Logistics Management 3
  AVSC 3320 Aviation Managerial Accounting 4
  AVSC 3350 Aviation Labor and Human Resource 3
  AVSC 4020 Applied Aviation Finance 3
  AVSC 4900 Aviation Administration Capstone 3
Emphasis Elective Requirements:  12 Credits
Must complete 12 credits from the following elective courses, 6 credits must be upper-division: 12
  AVSC 1110 Flight Private Pilot Certification (3.0)  
       

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 62 or more semester credits.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above. (Departments may require a higher GPA.)
  3. Residency hours--minimum of 20 credit hours through course attendance at UVU.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements.
  5. Completion of Commercial Pilot Certificate.

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 120 or more semester credits, with a minimum of 40 upper division semester credits.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above. Aviation courses require a C- or above. (Departments may require a higher GPA.)
  3. Residency hours--minimum of 30 credit hours through course attendance at UVU, with at least 10 hours earned in the last 45 hours.
  4. Completion of Commercial Pilot Certificate for the Professional Pilot emphasis.
  5. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements unique to the area of emphasis. Students in the Professional Pilot emphasis should obtain an FAA Class I or II Medical Certificate prior to beginning flight training.
  6. Students may count no more than 8 credit hours of total cooperative work experience (AVSC 281R/285R/481R/485R) toward the degree requirements without department approval.
  7. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.

NOTE: If student chooses HIST 2700 and 2710, the additional hours may be used towards a social science distribution requirement.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
AVSC 1010 Survey of Aviation Science 2
AVSC 1050 Introduction to Aviation Administration 3
AVSC 1100 Ground: Private Pilot 4
MAT 1030 or MAT 1035 or STAT 1040 or STAT 1045 or MATH 1050 or MATH 1055 or MATH 1090 Quantitative Reasoning (recommended for Humanities or Arts majors) or Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra or Introduction to Statistics (recommended for Social Science majors) or Introduction to Statistics with Algebra or College Algebra (recommended for Business, Education, Science, and Health Professions majors) or College Algebra with Preliminaries or College Algebra for Business (recommended for Business majors) 3
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
AVSC 2120 Personal Finance for Aviation Professionals 3
AVSC 2130 Aviation Safety 3
AVSC 2160 Aviation Law 3
ENGL 2020 Intermediate Writing -- Science and Technology 3
HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness 2
  Semester total: 14
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
AVSC 2090 Airport Transport Economics 3
AVSC 2110 Aviation Weather Applications 3
AVSC 2150 Air Transportation Management 3
METO 1010 Introduction to Meteorology (recommended for additional Biology or Physical science) 3
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
AVSC 2070 Communications for Aviation Professionals 3
AVSC 2710 Aviation Marketing and Customer Service 3
AVSC 2750 Unmanned Aircraft Systems 3
AVSC 3110 Aviation Security 3
HIST 1700 American Civilization (recommended for American Institutions) 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
AVSC 3030 Air Traffic Management 3
AVSC 3150 Principles of Aviation Management 3
AVSC 3600 Crew Resource Management 3
HUMANITIES  3
SOCIAL/BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE  3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: PSY 1010 General Psychology Recommended for Social/Behavioral Science. COMM 1020 Public Speaking Recommended for Humanities.
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
AVSC 3020 Aviation Insurance and Risk Management 3
AVSC 3310 Aviation Logistics Management 3
AVSC 3320 Aviation Managerial Accounting 4
AVSC Aviation Elective - Upper Division 3
BIOLOGY  3
  Semester total: 16
Notes: BIOL 1010 General Biology Recommended for Biology.
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
AVSC 3350 Aviation Labor and Human Resources 3
AVSC 4020* Applied Aviation Finance 3
AVSC 410G Global Ethical and Professional Issues in Aviation 3
AVSC Aviation Elective - Upper Division 3
FINE ARTS  3
  Semester total: 15
Note: *Pre-requisites must be taken. Please see the advisor.
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
AVSC 4700 Safety and Professional Seminars 3
AVSC 4900 Aviation Administration Capstone 3
AVSC Aviation Electives - 6 credits 6
PHYSICAL SCIENCE  3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: PHYS 1010 Elementary Physics Recommended for Physical Science.
  Degree total: 120

Department

 Name:

Aviation Science

Location:

Provo Airport

 Telephone:

801-863-7830 or 801-863-7821

 Email:

avinfo@uvu.edu

 Web Address:

uvu.edu/aviation

 Interim Chair:

Stephen Ley

 
 

Mission Statement

The mission of the UVU School of Aviation Sciences is to provide a superior educational experience. A degree in Aviation Science prepares students for successful careers in aviation. Degrees are offered through technology-enhanced traditional classroom and innovative online delivery methods. Simulations and flight training are integrated with scholarly work to create a complete and well-balanced aeronautics program. The curriculum is developed through ties with industry to incorporate changing standards in technology and procedural advances. Our student-centered approach encourages leadership and engaged life-long learning. We emphasize public awareness and safety in aviation as our commitment to the community at large.

 
 

Aviation Science

  • Administrative Assistant: Ashley Hollister
  • Telephone: 801-863-7816
  • Email: ahollister@uvu.edu

 Advisors:

  • Marilyn Riddle
  • Office: Provo UVU airport, Hangar B
  • Telephone: 801-863-7852
  • Email: riddlemr@uvu.edu
PROGRAMS

The School of Aviation Sciences offers a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Science with an emphasis in Professional Pilot or Aviation Administration. UVU Aviation Science offers an Associate in Applied Science in Aviation Science and a Associate in Science in Aviation Science Each associate degree requires the completion of a commercial pilot certificate. UVU also offers a Bachelor of Science in Technology Management with an emphasis in Aviation Science.

Students graduating with the associate degree in Aviation may transfer to any of the Bachelor of Science options.

Note: An overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above is required for graduation. A grade of C- or better must be achieved for credit in any aviation science course.

Note: All aviation science majors are required to purchase the Bedford Handbook in their first semester of study. This handbook will be utilized throughout the aviation curriculum as a standard reference to help students improve their written communications skills and ability to follow documentation and citation standards. Aviation Science students are expected to comply with APA standards in all upper-level aviation science courses

FLIGHT PREREQUISITE

Admission to the on-campus professional pilot program is by competitive points based application and is contingent upon completion of required prerequisites. It is a very rigorous, time-intensive program and requires full commitment each semester from the first day of class until the last.

Students for whom English is a second language are conditionally admitted but must demonstrate acceptable level of English skills prior to beginning flight training. New students may be required to meet additional English language proficiency standards set by the school and determined through both oral and written testing.

New students must meet with an aviation academic advisor before registering for courses. A class II Medical from an FAA designated Medical Examiner is required. The Medical must be completed prior to entering the flight phase of the program.  Most airlines require a class I medical for employment as a pilot.

FLIGHT REQUIREMENTS

Students entering or transferring into any Aviation Sciences program and enrolled in on-campus courses must complete their flight training at the UVU flight training facility-using UVU owned aircraft.

UVU flight Students are eligible for an increased cost of attendance (COA) for private (alternative) loans. Students MUST be enrolled in the appropriate flight course section to qualify for a COA appeal for private student loan based on these flight costs, For more information regarding student loans, please visit the UVU Financial Aid & Scholarship Office located at OneStop at the main UVU campus

In addition to UVU tuition, students training at the UVU Aviation flight school will pay flight course fees. Each flight course fee has been estimated to cover costs associated with the required pilot training for a particular FAA certificate or rating. Students experiencing difficulties and fall behind may be required to pay additional flight training costs.

Students are required to contact the UVU flight records department once approved for enrollment in flight courses.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Professional Pilot: Worldwide growth of airlines and air traffic correlates highly with economic growth Pilots and aviation/aerospace personnel work in highly technical and practical scientific environments on a daily basis pilots have responsibility for operating single engine, multi-engine, turbo-prop, and jet aircraft in all weather conditions both day and night. Examples of jobs in the aviation field are:

  • Airline, charter, flight instructor, aerial photography, surveying, military, bush pilot/remote re-supply, medical evacuation, firefighting and spotting, Federal and State Government positions, drug enforcement, FAA safety inspectors, pipeline and transmission line patrol, recreation/sight-seeing pilot, police and traffic control, research and development, test flight, airplane sales/demonstration and generic commercial airline pilot.

UVU Aviation Associate in Applied Science or Associate in Science are qualified to become a commercial pilot or certified flight instructor. UVU Aviation AS and AAS are pathways into the UVU Bachelor of Science in Aviation Science with an emphasis in Professional Pilot. UVU Aviation graduates are employable as commercial pilots by an airline after obtaining adequate flight hours and experience. Graduates may also qualify to be corporate and military pilots..

Students who desire to obtain a Bachelor of Science with an emphasis in Professional Pilot or Tech Management, Associate in Science Aviation or Associate in Applied Science Aviation must obtain a commercial pilot certificate with multi-engine and instrument rating.

Aviation Administration: this emphasis is designed to prepare students for careers as professional leaders in aviation. The number of individuals who travel by air will continue to grow in the years to come. Airlines and airports are looking for dedicated, qualified personnel. The Federal Aviation Administration will need to employ increasing numbers of individuals to keep up with the demand. Courses include but are not limited to: airport management, security, transportation and corporate management, and cargo operations.

The Aviation Administration emphasis will develop practical management and leadership skills for students with career goals in the aviation industry. Classes are based on real world aviation needs and will prepare students for employment in a broad range of positions including airline, corporate aviation, fixed base operations, and airport management. The Bachelor of Science with an Aviation Administration emphasis does not require pilot certificates or any medical certificates.

 
 

Faculty

Cory Chamberlain(2008)

Associate Professor

Department: Aviation Science
Faculty



A.A.S., Aviation Maintenance Technology, Utah Technical College; B.S., Psychology, University of Utah; Master of Aeronautical Science, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

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Darrell Green(2012)

Assistant Professor

Department: Aviation Science
Faculty



B.S., M.B.A., Business Administration, Professional Aeronautics, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; J.D., Law, Texas Tech University

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Michael Hollister(2015)

Lecturer

Department: Aviation Science
Faculty



B.S., Aviation Professional Pilot, Utah Valley University; M.C.A., Commercial Aviation, Delta State University.

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Ryan Leick(2011)

Assistant Professor

Department: Aviation Science
Faculty



B.S., Aviation Business Administration, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; Ph.D., Air Transport Management, Cranfield University.

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Stephen Ley(2017)

Assistant Professor

Department: Aviation Science
Department Chair, Faculty



B.S., Aviation Technology, Purdue University; M.A.S., Aeronautical Science, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

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Greg Schwab(2008)

Professor

Department: Aviation Science
Faculty



B.A., Aeronautics, M.S., Aviation Management, M.B.A., Aviation, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University.

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Daniel Sutliff(2016)

Professional in Residence

Department: Aviation Science
Faculty



B.S., Business/Aviation, State University of New York; M.A.S., Aeronautical Science, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

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Brice Williams(2001)

Associate Professor

Department: Aviation Science
Faculty



B.S., Engineering Science and Technology, Brigham Young University; Commercial, Instrument, Flight Instructor, and Ground Instructor Rating, Ross School of Aeronautics; M.Ed., Utah State University.

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Careers

Careers:
Aviation Administration: this emphasis is designed to prepare students for careers as professional leaders in aviation. Courses include but are not limited to: airport management, security, transportation and corporate management, and cargo operations. The Aviation Administration emphasis will develop practical management and leadership skills for students with career goals in the aviation industry. Classes are based on real world aviation needs and will prepare students for employment in a broad range of positions including airline, corporate aviation, fixed base operations, and airport management. 

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