Airways Sciences

The Bachelors in Science in Airway Sciences offers a balance of courses in the areas of science, technology, and humanities. Students may choose one of the two majors described below; in addition, they may select a minor in Air Traffic Control.


Admission of Transfer Students
Students from other programs of the Inter American University of Puerto Rico or from other recognized universities or colleges may register in the Airways Sciences Program if they meet the admission requirements of Inter American University and the specific admission requirements of the Airway Sciences Programs. They must also have approved the Precalculus course (MATH1500) or its equivalent with a minimum grade of C and be recommended by the Dean of the School of Aeronautics.
Graduation Requirements
In addition to fulfilling the general requirements for graduation, set forth on the General Catalog of the University, students in Airway Sciences must:
  1. Complete all the academic requirements of the selected program.
  2. Achieve a minimum grade point average of 2.50 in the major and core courses.
  3. Pass General Education English and mathematics courses with a minimum grade of B.
  4. For the Major in Aircraft Systems Management, students are required to have obtained certificates issued by the FAA. The certificates are:
    • Private Pilot
    • Instrument Rating
    • Commercial Pilot with Single-engine and Multi-engine Rating
    • Certified Flight Instructor (CFI)
    • Certified Flight Instructor-Instrument (CFII)
    • Multi-engine Instructor (MEI)


Students from both majors must fulfill the following academic requirements: General Education Requirements – 42 credits
  • Forty-two (42) credits are required as explained in the section “General Education Requirements for Bachelor’s Degrees” set forth of the General Catalog of the University. Students will take the course GEMA 1200 in the Basic Skills in Mathematics category.
  • In the Philosophical and Esthetic category, they will take only three (3) credits in the course GEPE 4040. In the Historical and Social Context category, students will only take two courses, one of which will be GEHS 2010.
  • Besides, students will take the following courses in Spanish and English:
    • Basic Skills in English:  9 credits
      •  (GEEN 1201, 1202, 1203 or 2311, 2312, 2313)
    • Basic Skills in Spanish:  9 credits
      • (GESP 1101, 1102, 2203)
      • (GESP 1022 and GESP 2203 will count towards the requirement for non-native speakers)

Core Course Requirements – 48 credits

Course Code Course Title Credits
AWSC 2000 Introduction to Aeronautics and Space 3
AWSC 2130 English Proficiency for Aviation Professionals 3
AWSC 3300 Aviation Law 3
AWSC 3600 Aviation Safety and Security 3
AWSC 4000 Airport Development and Operations 3
AWSC 4100 Career Development for Aerospace Professionals 1
AWSC 4310 Human Factors in Aviation 3
BADM 1900 Fundamentals of Business Management 3
ENGL 2075 Technical Literature 3
MAEC 2211 Principles of Microeconomics 3
MAEC 2212 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
MAEC 2221 Basic Statistics 3
MATH 1500 Pre-Calculus 5
PHYS 3500 Physics for Aviators 4
PSYC 1051 General Psychology I 3