Aviation Institute Undergraduate Degrees
For students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Aviation, there are three concentrations available:
- Air Transport Administration prepares students for careers in airport administration, airline operations and government entities.
- Professional Flight prepares students who are looking to pursue a career as a professional pilot.
- Unmanned Aircraft Systems prepares students for a career in operating unmanned aircraft as well as management and operations of a company or organization that utilizes unmanned aircraft.
The Bachelor of Science in Aviation requires the completion of 120 credit hours. Each student will complete a comprehensive general education curriculum, department requirements, a 24 credit hour major and then their chosen concentration. The Air Transport Administration concentration consists of 27 credit hours, the Professional Flight concentration consists of 43 credit hours, and Unmanned Aircraft Systems concentration consists of 38 credit hours.
The Aviation Institute, in conjunction with the Division of Continuing Studies, offers an Aviation Studies program for non-traditional students with transfer credits or career aviation experience. For students who wish to complement their existing major at UNO, we also offer a minor in aviation.
Aviation Institute Graduate Degrees
Our graduate degree program in aviation administration, jointly offered by the Aviation Institute and the School of Public Administration, is for students seeking careers in airport management, aviation policy and regulation and other aspects of aviation. The fully accredited Masters of Public Administration (MPA) degree offers a rare opportunity to pursue an advanced degree through two nationally recognized programs.
Our graduate program:
- Is one of only eight master’s programs in the country with an aviation specialization.
- Is among the longest continuously accredited programs in the nation.
- Has a curriculum that prepares students for the challenges of the dynamic world of modern aviation.
- Is one of the first aviation institutions to focus on issues such as intermodal transportation and the commercialization of space.
Graduate Assistantships are available for students enrolled in an Aviation graduate degree program. Graduate assistants perform various duties, including research, teaching and administrative support. By working approximately 23 hours per week, these assistants receive a graduate tuition waiver to complement their salary.
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