Unmanned Aircraft Systems Science

The Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Science degree will provide the necessary expertise for graduates to seek employment as pilots/operators, observers, sensor operators and operations administrators of unmanned aircraft systems. This degree will provide background in several UAS applications areas, including hazardous operations, surveillance and data collection, secure operations, long duration operations, highly-repetitive operations and autonomous operations. In addition, graduates will be knowledgeable of the engineering aspects of the UAS, as well as the regulatory restrictions governing the operation of UAS in the United States and international airspace.  The Bachelor of Science in Unmanned Aircraft Systems Science is offered at the Florida campus.

Career Areas

  • Communications Support Personnel
  • Mission Planners
  • Operations Managers
  • Operations Safety
  • Remote Sensing
  • Safety and Regulations
  • Sensor Operations
  • UAV/UAS Operators
  • UAV/UAS Pilots
  • UAV/UAS Technicians


  • Defense Contractors
  • Military
  • U.S. Government Agencies

Career Development Strategies/Skills

  • Ability to analyze UAS operation systems
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Internship/Co-op experience
  • Attend industry conferences to network
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Piloting skills
  • Technical skills in:
    • Avionics
    • Engineering aspects of UAV/UAS
    • Maintenance