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The Bachelor of Science in Professional Pilot at Utah Valley University prepares students for employment with airlines as well as private and corporate operators. FAA flight training is required as part of the curriculum and graduates leave with a minimum Commercial Pilot Certificate, with the option of additional certificates up through Multi-Engine Instructor that can be used as electives.

UVU graduates are employed by U.S. and international airlines, cargo carriers, corporate flight departments, and many others.

Jobs in demand

According to Boeing, over 600,000 new commercial pilots and 96,000 corporate pilots will be needed worldwide over the next 20 years.

Career progression

A Bachelor degree is preferred by the major airlines and will provide an edge in seeking other professional flying opportunities.

Transfer FAA Certificates

Industry experience, previous college courses, and previously earned FAA pilot certificates & ratings required by our curriculum may be granted credit upon successful evaluation.


Compare UVU’s tuition costs to those of competing programs. Both traditional and online students will receive a quality education at a competitive price.

Flexible & Convenient

On-campus or online, our academic curriculum is built with all types of students in mind. Flight training can be completed at our Provo, Utah facility or at any flight school of your choosing.

R-ATP Approved

If your goal is the airlines, our Part 141 training facility is certified by the FAA to get you to that first airline job at 1,000 hours total flight time rather than the usual 1,500.

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Flight Training

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Fleet & Facilities

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Transfer FAA Certificates


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Tuition & Fees

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Financial Aid

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Degree Requirements

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Course Descriptions

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Airline Partners

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will satisfactorily demonstrate knowledge, maneuvers and skills of an instrument rated commercial, multi-engine pilot to FAA standards.  
  • Students will manage all available equipment, systems and people in normal and emergency operations while mitigating threats and errors.
  • Students will self-critique their ability to gather available data, identify possible courses of action, evaluate risk inherent in each course of action and make appropriate decisions.
  • Students will produce professional quality reports and effectively present the information to an audience using appropriate technology.
  • Students will demonstrate self-directed learning to complete a professional industry certification, training course or an approved internship program.

Will the Professional Pilot program meet the educational requirements for the professional credential in the state or US territory you might choose to live during of after the completion of your UVU degree? Visit the UVU Professional Licensure website to learn more!

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