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Aviation Science - Professional Pilot Emphasis, B.S.

Requirements

This degree prepares the student to enter the work force as a professional pilot at an intermediate to advanced 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.

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 2020 Intermediate Writing--Science and Technology 3
Complete one of the following: 3
  MATH 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (3.0) (recommended for Humanities or Arts majors)  
  MATH 1040 Introduction to Statistics (3.0) (recommended for Social Science majors)  
  MATH 1050 College Algebra (4.0) (recommended for Business, Education,Science, and Health Professions majors)  
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 Aviation Security 3
  AVSC 3600 Crew Resource Management 3
  AVSC 410G Global Ethical and Professional Issues in Aviation 3
  AVSC 4700 Safety and Professional Seminars 3
Emphasis Requirements:  40 Credits
  AVSC 1110 Flight Private Pilot Certification 3
  AVSC 1230 Flight Cross Country 2
  AVSC 1240 Ground Instrument Pilot 4
  AVSC 1250 Flight Instrument Pilot 3
  AVSC 1260 21st Century Avionics and Instrumentation 1
  AVSC 2300 Ground Commercial Pilot 3
  AVSC 2310 Flight Commercial Pilot 3
  AVSC 2440 Ground Multi-Engine 1
  AVSC 2450 Flight Multi-Engine 1
  AVSC 3010 Flight Environment 3
  AVSC 3200 Flight Physiology 3
  AVSC 3300 Jet Transport Systems 3
  AVSC 3400 High Altitude Navigation/International Flight Operations 3
  AVSC 3530 Advanced Aerodynamics 3
  AVSC 4800 Professional Pilot Capstone 4
Emphasis Elective Requirements:  12 Credits
Must complete 12 credits from the following courses, including 6 hours of upper division. 12
  AVSC 1120 Basic Aircraft Systems (1.0)  
  AVSC 2130 Aviation Safety (3.0)  
  AVSC 2400 Ground Certified Flight Instructor (4.0)  
  AVSC 2410 Flight Certified Flight Instructor (1.0)  
  AVSC 2420 Ground CFI Instrument (1.0)  
  AVSC 2430 Flight CFI Instrument (1.0)  
  AVSC 2500 Ground Multi-Engine Instructor (1.0)  
  AVSC 2510 Flight Multi-Engine Instructor (1.0)  
  AVSC 2710 Aviation Marketing and Customer Service (3.0)  
  AVSC 2750 Unmanned Aircraft Systems (3.0)  
  AVSC 3060 Airline Management (3.0)  
  AVSC 3090 Airline and Dispatch Operations (3.0)  
  AVSC 3120 Airport Management (3.0)  
  AVSC 3210 Aircraft Incident and Emergency Management (3.0)  
  AVSC 475R Current Topics in Aviation (1.0)  

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 intended to be a guide. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

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
AVSC 1110 Flight: Private Pilot 3
MATH 1030/40/50 Quantitative Literacy (MATH 1050 recommended) 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
AVSC 1230 Flight Cross Country 2
AVSC 1240 Ground: Instrument Pilot 4
AVSC 1260 21st Century Avionics and Instrumentation 1
AVSC 2120 Personal Finance for Aviation Professionals 3
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness 2
  Semester total: 15
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
AVSC 1250 Flight: Instrument Pilot 3
AVSC 2150 Air Transportation Management 3
AVSC 2160 Aviation Law 3
AVSC 3010 Flight Environment 3
METO 1010 Introduction to Meteorology 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
AVSC 2440 Ground: Multi-engine 1
AVSC 2450 Flight: Multi-engine 1
AVSC 3110 Aviation Security 3
Elective From List 3
HIST 1700 American Civilization 3
ENGL 2020 Intermediate Writing -- Science and Technology 3
SOCIAL SCIENCE  3
  Semester total: 17
Notes: PSY 1010 General Psychology Recommended for Social Science.
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
AVSC 2300 Ground: Commercial Pilot 3
AVSC 2310 Flight: Commercial Pilot 3
AVSC 3030 Air Traffic Management 3
AVSC 3200 Flight Physiology 3
AVSC 3300 Jet Transport Systems 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
Elective From List 3
AVSC 3530 Advanced Aerodynamics 3
AVSC Aviation Elective - Upper Division 3
BIOLOGY   3
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: BIOL 1010 General Biology Recommended for Biology.
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
AVSC Aviation Elective - Upper Division 3
AVSC 3400 High Altitude Navigation/ International Flight Ops 3
AVSC 3600 Crew Resource Management 3
AVSC 410G Global Ethical and Professional Issues in Aviation 3
HUMANITIES  3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: COMM 1020 1010 Public Speaking Recommended for Humanities.
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
AVSC 4700 Safety and Professional Seminars 3
AVSC 4800 Professional Pilot Capstone 4
PHYSICAL SCIENCE 3
FINE ART  3
  Semester total: 13
Notes: PHYS 1010 Elementary Physics Recommended for Physical Science.
  Degree total: 120

Department

 Name:

Aviation Science

Location:

Provo Airport

 Telephone:

801-863-7821 or 801-863-7830

 Email:

avinfo@uvu.edu

 Web Address:

uvu.edu/aviation

 Chair:

Jim Green

 
 

Mission Statement

The mission of UVU Aviation Science is to provide a superior educational experience which prepares students for successful careers and promotes responsible citizenship in a global aviation environment. 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

Coordinator: Claire Downing

  • Telephone: 801-863-7816


Advisors:

Dianna Bunker

Marilyn Riddle

Theodore Okawa (Online Only)

PROGRAMS

The School of Aviation Sciences offers several degrees that include: Associate of Applied Science in Aviation Science, Associate of Science in Aviation Science, and Bachelor of Science in Aviation Science with an emphasis in Professional Pilot or Aviation Administration, or in 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 in each 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

New students must meet with an aviation academic advisor before registering for courses. A class II Medical/Student Certificate from an FAA designated Medical Examiner is required. The Medical must be completed prior to entering the flight phase of the program so that student qualifications and special needs can be determined. Because most airlines require a class I medical for employment as a pilot; students are encouraged to obtain a class I as soon as practical.

FLIGHT REQUIREMENTS

Beginning in the fall of 2013, 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. Exception waivers may be granted if they are approved in advance by both the Department Chair and Chief Flight Instructor.

Students who plan to fly at the UVU flight training facility may be eligible for an increased cost of attendance to obtain private (alternative) loans. In order to receive a private student loan based on these flight costs, students MUST be enrolled in the appropriate flight course section. For more information regarding student loans, please visit the UVU Financial Aid & Scholarship Office located in HB 203c. 

Local UVU Aviation Science students will set up a flight account for the purpose of flight training where the alternative loans are deposited. If a student withdraws from flight training or transfers to another university, any remaining funds in your flight account should be returned to the student’s lender.

Students who utilize UVU aircraft are required to enroll in and attend live ground and flight course sections.

Students enrolled in live flight courses must attend their flight class by contacting the records section in HB-202B within three days after the start of the semester or they may be dropped from the class.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Professional Pilot: Worldwide growth of airlines and air traffic correlates highly with economic growth. The number of passengers is expected to nearly double by 2020. 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 and air taxi pilot, flight instructor, aerial photography and 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. Graduates of the Associate in Applied Science or Associate in Science are qualified to become a commercial pilot or certified flight instructor and should qualify for entry into a four- year degree program for upper division course work. Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Aviation Science with an emphasis in Professional Pilot are employable as a pilot by an airline after obtaining adequate flight hours and experience. Graduates may also qualify to be corporate and military pilots. Individuals who complete the Associate in Aviation Science constitute the majority of program employed flight instructors.

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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Peter Dittmer(2011)

Assistant Professor

Department: Aviation Science
Faculty



B.B.A., Distribution & Logistics, Texas A&M University; M.S., Aviation Safety, University of Central Missouri; Ed.D., Organizational Leadership, Nova Southeastern 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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James Green(2007)

Associate Professor

Department: Aviation Science
Department Chair, Faculty



B.S., Pre-Veterinary Medicine, Brigham Young University; M.A., Business Administration/Management, Webster College.

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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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Frank Mandarino(2012)

Lecturer

Department: Aviation Science
Faculty



B.S., Aviation Administration, Indiana State 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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Steven Smith(1998)

Associate Professor

Department: Aviation Science
Faculty



A.S., B.S., Professional Aeronautics, 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:
Examples of jobs in the aviation field are: airline, charter and air taxi pilot, flight instructor, aerial photography and 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 commercial airline pilot. 
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