Minors in Airway Science

Besides the major programs, the School offers two minors as a secondary field of study or specialization during undergraduate studies. These courses are in addition to the required bachelor courses.

Minor in Aviation Management

This minor is aimed at students of the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA). Students from other programs may take the minor but will have to take the following prerequisite courses: GEMA 1200, BADM 1900, BADM 4300, MAEC 2211, MAEC 2212, and MAEC 2221.

Course Title Credits
AWSC 2000 Introduction to Aeronautics and Space 3
AWSC 3600 Flight Safety and Security 3
AWSC 4000 Airport Development and Operations 3
AWSC 4055 Management of Air Cargo 3
AWSC 4600 Airline Management 3
AWSC 4680 Aviation Strategic Management 3
BADN 4800 Operations Management 3
Total credits 24

Minor in Commercial Pilot

This minor is open to any student. All students must present a First Class Medical Certificate issued by a medical doctor recognized by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAR Part 67) in order to take classes with a flight laboratory. The students in this minor will take theory and flight courses using the resources provided by the University. These resources include the services that, due to their nature, may be subcontracted.

Course Title Credits
AWSC 2000 Introduction to Aeronautics and Space 3
AWSC 2115 Private Pilot Theory 5
AWSC 2116 Private Pilot Flight Laboratory 1
AWSC 3155 Instrument Rating 4
AWSC 3160 Commercial Pilot 3
AWSC 3411 Principles of Air Traffic Control 3
Total credits 19

Minor in Air Traffic Control

This minor is open to any student.  The FAA has created a network of partnerships with educational institutions to prepare students to pursue their goal of a career in aviation with the FAA. This effort is known as the Collegiate Training Initiative (CTI). The School of Aeronautics is one the partners selected by the FAA. Successful completion of the minor does not guarantee employment with the FAA, however interested graduates should apply for FAA positions through USAJOBS. The AT-CTI program is designed to provide qualified candidates for developmental air traffic control specialist positions.

Course Title Credits
AWSC 2000 Introduction to Aeronautics and Space 3
AWSC 2020 Aviation Fundamentals 3
AWSC 2130 English Proficiency for Aviation Professionals 3
AWSC 3411 Principles of Air Traffic Control 3
AWSC 4305 Aviation Meteorology 3
AWSC 4515  Air Traffic Control I: Tower Operation 4
AWSC 4516  Air Traffic Control II: Radar Operation 4
AWSC 4517  Air Traffic Control III: En-Route and In Terminals 4
Total credits 27