Programs

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Airways Sciences

The Baccalaureate 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.

GENERAL POLICIES

Admission of Transfer Students
Students from other programs of 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)

GENERAL ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

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 2200
Government and Regulations in Aviation
3
AWSC 3600
Flight Safety and Security
3
AWSC 4000
Airport Development and Operations
3
AWSC 4100
Career Development for Aerospace Professionals
1
BADM 1900
Fundamentals of Management
3
ENGL 2075
Technical Literature
3
ENGL 3310
Public Speaking
3
MAEC 2211
Principles of Economics (MICRO)
3
MAEC 2212
Principles of Economics (MACRO)
3
MAEC 2221
Basic Statistics
3
MATH 1500
Pre-Calculus
5
MATH 2251
Calculus
5
PHYS 3001
General Physics I
4
PSYC 1051
General Psychology I
3