Working copy

Page PDF

Aviation Management, 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:  

Students seeking admission to the program will be required to meet the following admissions requirements:

  1. Completion of ENGL 1010 or ENGH 1005 and 25 aviation credits with a grade of C+ or higher 
  2. Overall GPA of at least 2.5
 
General Education Requirements:
35 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or  ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Contexts (5.0)  
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing/Academic Writing and Research 3
Complete one of the following: 3
  MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (3.0)  
  MAT 1035 Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra (6.0)  
  MATH 1050 College Algebra (4.0)  
  MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries (5.0)  
  MATH 1090 College Algebra for Business (3.0)  
  STAT 1040 Introduction to Statistics (3.0)  
  STAT 1045 Introduction to Statistics with Algebra (5.0)  
Complete one of the following: 3
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3.0)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government (3.0)  
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3.0)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3.0)  
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3.0) 1
 
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (3.0) 1
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 (BIOL 1010 recommended) 3
    Physical Science 2
3
    Additional Biology or Physical Science 3
3
    Humanities Distribution 4
3
    Fine Arts Distribution 3
    Social/Behavioral Science  
3
Discipline Core Requirements:  85 Credits
  AVSC 1010 Survey of Aviation Science 3
  AVSC 1100 Ground I - Private 3
  AVSC 2070 Communications for Aviation Professionals 3
 or MKTG 2200 Written Business Communication (3.0)  
  AVSC 2090 Air Transport Economics 3
 or ECON 2020 Macroeconomics (3.0) 3
  AVSC 2110 Aviation Weather 3
  AVSC 2130 Aviation Safety 3
  AVSC 2150 Air Transportation Management  3
  AVSC 2180 Managing Technology in Aviation 3
  AVSC 2250 Aviation Business Statistics 3
  AVSC 2710 Aviation Marketing 3
  AVSC 3020 Aviation Insurance and Risk Management 3
  AVSC 3030 Air Traffic Control I  3
  AVSC 3060 Airline Management 3
  AVSC 3090 Airline and Dispatch Operations 3
  AVSC 3100 Corporate Aviation Management 3
  AVSC 3120 Airport Management 3
  AVSC 3150 Principles of Aviation Management 3
  AVSC 3320 Aviation Managerial Accounting 3
  AVSC 4020 Applied Aviation Finance 3
  AVSC 410G Global Ethical and Professional Issues in Aviation  3
  AVSC 4160 Aviation Law 3
  AVSC 4700 Aviation Professional Seminars  3
  AVSC 4710 Aviation Career Preparation 1
  AVSC 4900 Strategic Aviation Management Capstone 3
Elective Requirements:  15 Credits
Must complete 15 elective courses 15

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. Students may count no more than 8 credit hours of total cooperative work experience (AVSC 281R/AVSC 285R /AVSC 481R/AVSC 485R toward the degree requirement without department approval.
  5. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.
Footnote:
1-May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits
2- PHYS 1010 Elementary Physics PP  recommended
3- METO 1010 Introduction to Meteorology PP  recommended
4- COMM 1020 Public Speaking HH  recommended
5- PSY 1010 General Psychology SS  recommended

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
ENGL 1010   Introduction to Writing 3
MAT 1030/1035   3
American Institutions see catalog 3
Humanities see catalog 3
Social Science see catalog 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2010   Intermediate Writing 3
Biology  see catalog 3
Fine Arts see catalog 3
HLTH 1100 or PES 1097 Personal Health and Wellness or Fitness for Life 2
AVSC 1010 Survey of Aviation 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
Third Science see catalog 3
AVSC 2150 Air Transport Mgmt 3
AVSC 2070 Communication for Aviation 3
Physical Science see catalog 3
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
AVSC 2130 Aviation Safety 3
AVSC 2110 Aviation Weather 3
AVSC 1100 Private Pilot Ground (Approval Required) 3
AVSC 2710 Marketing & Customer Services 3
AVSC 2090 Airport Transport Economics 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
AVSC 2180 Managing Technology in Aviation 3
AVSC 2250 Aviation Business Statistics 3
AVSC 3060 Airline Management 3
AVSC 3020 Insurance/Risk MGMT 3
AVSC 3150 Principles of Aviation MGMT 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
AVSC 3030 Air Traffic MGMT 3
AVSC 3090 Airline/Dispatch Ops 3
AVSC 3320 Managerial Acct 3
AVSC 3100 Corporate MGMT 3
Elective Elective 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
AVSC 4020 Applied Aviation Finance 3
AVSC 4160 Aviation Law 3
AVSC 4710 Airline Prep 1
AVSC 3120 Airport Mgmt 3
2-Electives 2 elective 5
  Semester total: 15
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
AVSC 4700 Safety and Prof Issues in Aviation 3
AVSC 410g Global Ethical and Prof Issues in Aviation 3
AVSC 4900 Aviation Admin Capstone 3
Elective   3
Elective electve 3
  Semester total: 15
  Degree total: 120

Department

 Name:

Aviation Science

Location:

Provo Airport

 Telephone:

801-863-7830

 Email:

AVIATION@uvu.edu

 Web Address:

uvu.edu/aviation

Chair:

Randall Johnson

 
 

Mission Statement

A degree in Aviation Science prepares students for successful careers in aviation. Courses are offered through online delivery methods or face to face. 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 3338 West 1150 South, Provo, UT 84601.

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

 Advisors:

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

 

PROGRAMS

The School of Aviation Sciences offers a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Science in Professional Pilot, Aviation Management, and Aerospace Technology Management. 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.

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

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.

Bachelor of Science, Aviation Management

The Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management degree is designed to produce graduates with a combination of industry knowledge and general management skills applicable in any segment of the aerospace field. In addition, they can obtain direct experience and certifications that will propel them toward their chosen career path. 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.

Bachelor of Science, Aerospace Technology Management

The Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Technology Management degree prepares certified Airframe & Powerplant technicians for career progression into leadership and managerial roles needed in a wide variety of areas not only in aviation, but the entire aerospace industry. This emphasis is designed to prepare students for careers as professionals with air carriers, business aviation, general aviation, defense, unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and space. Specific career pathway tracks can be found on the UVU aviation website. 

FLIGHT REQUIREMENTS

The UVU flight program is a demanding program and requires full commitment each semester. There are no requirements to enter the professional pilot Bachelor of Science degree, but due to the current demand in aviation we are not able to accommodate all new students wanting to start flight training until their 2nd or 3rd semester.

The on-campus professional pilot flight program is by competitive points-based application and is contingent upon completion of required prerequisites. New aviation students must meet with an aviation academic advisor before registering for courses. A class II Medical from a FAA designated Medical Examiner is required and must be completed prior to applying to the flight training program.

In addition to UVU tuition, students training at the UVU flight school will pay flight course fees to cover costs associated with the required flight training. UVU local flight students are eligible for an increased budget with the 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 contact the UVU financial aid & scholarship office located at the main UVU campus.

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.

 
 

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.

Directory Page >>

 

Michael Hollister(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: Aviation Science
Faculty



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

Directory Page >>

 

Randall Johnson(2018)

Professional In Residence

Department: Aviation Science
Department Chair



B.P.A., Professional Aeronautics, M.B.A, Business Administration, Embry-Riddle-Aeronautical University; Ph.D., Aeronautical Communication, Ohio University.

Directory Page >>

 

Ryan Leick(2011)

Associate Professor

Department: Aviation Science
Faculty



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

Directory Page >>

 

Stephen Ley(2017)

Associate Professor

Department: Aviation Science
Faculty



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

Directory Page >>

 

Alan Martinez(2018)

Assistant Professor

Department: Aviation Science
Faculty



B.A., University of Southern Alabama, M.S., Instructional Systems Design, University of South Alabama, Ph.D., Human Capital Development, University of Southern Mississippi.

Directory Page >>

 

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.

Directory Page >>

 

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.

Directory Page >>

 

Jack Troutt(2018)

Assistant Professor

Department: Aviation Science
Faculty



B.S., Aviation Management, M.S., Ed.D., Aviation Sciences, Oklahoma State University.

Directory Page >>

 

Brice Williams(2001)

Associate Professor

Department: Aviation Science
Faculty



B.S., Engineering Science and Technology, Brigham Young University; M.Ed., Utah State University.

Directory Page >>

 

Careers

Interested in a Career related to this degree? Learn more about...

  • Occupation Description
  • Employment Projections
  • Occupation Wages
  • Related Occupations
  • Current Job Openings
  • And more

Follow the links below to view current, detailed Utah Department of Workforce Services occupational information for that career.

^ Back to Top