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Aviation Science



Aviation Science


Provo Airport




  Web Address:


Randall Johnson


Mission Statement

UVU School of Aviation Sciences provides 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

The Aviation Science department is located at the Provo Airport in Hangar B (HB).  The address for the Provo Airport is 1185 Mike Jense Parkway, Provo, UT 84601.

  • Department Chair: Randall Johnson
  • Office: HB 202a
  • Telephone: 801-863-7819
  • Email:
  • Mail Stop: MS 114
  • Administrative Assistant: Ashley Hollister
  • Office: HB 202
  • Telephone: 801-863-7816
  • Email:


  • Marilyn Riddle
  • Office: HB 201c
  • Telephone: 801-863-7852
  • Email:
  • Student Support Center (Out -of-State and Online students only)
  • Telephone: 888-901-7192
  • Email:

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 an 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 use the Bedford Handbook in their first semester of study. Aviation Science students are expected to comply with APA standards in all upper-level aviation science courses.


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.


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 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 covers the costs associated with the required pilot training. Students who fall behind may be required to pay additional flight training costs.


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. Careers as a professional pilot include:

  • Airline, charter, flight instructor, aerial photography, surveying, military, bush pilot/remote re-supply, medical evacuation, and firefighting, Federal and State Government positions, drug enforcement, FAA safety inspectors, pipeline and transmission line patrol, recreation/sight-seeing pilot, police, research and development, test flight, and airplane sales/demonstration.
  • UVU Aviation graduates earn a commercial pilot certificate. UVU Aviation AS and AAS are pathways into the Bachelor of Science in Aviation Science with an emphasis in Professional Pilot.

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. Careers in aviation administration include:

  • 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.

Degrees & Programs