Aeronautics / Professional Aeronautics

The Aeronautics degree was conceived and developed specifically for people who work or have worked in aviation careers. The curriculum was designed to build upon the aviation knowledge and skill students bring with them from their training and experience. The combination of a student's aviation learning and the required and elective courses in Aeronautical Science, Business, Computer Science, Economics, Communication, Humanities, Social Science, Mathematics, Physical Science — along with professional development — prepare graduates for career growth and increased responsibility. This program is offered at the Florida and Arizona campuses. 

In the Aeronautics program at the Worldwide campus, students can earn more than a quarter of the required semester hours from prior life experience, and receive a bachelor degree in as few as three years. The curriculum includes courses of study that complement and build on all types of aviation backgrounds. If you have experience as a pilot, air traffic controller or aviation maintenance specialist, this is the program for you. 

Career Areas

  • Accident Investigation/Prevention
  • Air Traffic Control
  • Aircraft Crew Member
  • Aircraft Manufacturing
  • Airport Management
  • Aviation Maintenance
  • Aviation Safety
  • Avionics & Electronics
  • Consulting
  • Dispatch
  • Education/Instruction/Training
  • Ground Support Services
  • Homeland Security
  • Human Engineering/Human Factors
  • Logistics
  • Management
  • Manufacturing
  • Meteorology/Weather
  • Operations
  • Pilot
  • Research
  • Risk Management
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Spacecraft Operations
  • Technical Writing


  • Aerospace Industry
  • Air Services
  • Aircraft Manufacturers
  • Airlines
  • Airports
  • Consulting Firms
  • Corporate Flight Departments
  • Defense Contractors
  • Education
  • Federal Research Labs
  • Fixed Base Operators
  • Flight Schools
  • Insurance Industry
  • Manufacturing Industry
  • Military
  • Multinational Corporations
  • Simulation
  • Transportation Industry
  • U.S. Government Agencies

Career Development Strategies/Skills

  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Build on previous experience
  • Computer skills
  • Co-op/Internship experience
  • Identify and collaborate with mentors
  • Leadership skills
  • Management and supervisory skills
  • Organization skills                 
  • Project management
  • Verbal and written communication skills