Aviation Science

College of Arts and Sciences

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About CBU Aviation Science

About CBU Aviation Science

CBU Aviation Science has been developed for those who have a passion for aviation in whatever capacity. Even if you don’t currently share the passion, CBU Aviation Science can definitely develop that passion in you, whether you would like to fly, manage, or consult. With a passion for aviation and your future career, CBU Aviation Science is the place for you!

Whether you have some aviation experience or none at all, the majors and courses within the Department of Aviation Science have been developed with your future success in mind. Are you interested in flying for the airlines? Do you feel called to missionary aviation? Would you like to flight instruct? What about managing an entire airport? Have you considered the demands associated with aviation safety and security? Would you like to work with airports across the country as a consultant? If any of these interests are yours, you owe it to yourself to consider all that CBU Aviation Science has to offer.

The CBU Aviation Science learning experience is:

  • Hands-on 
  • Expert-led 
  • Challenging 
  • Personal 
  • Leadership-driven

All Aviation Science students will graduate with in-depth knowledge of the aviation industry, including:

  • Airspace 
  • Laws and regulations 
  • Labor issues 
  • Safety and security 
  • Aircraft operating characteristics 
  • Aerodynamics 
  • Meteorology 
  • International aviation environment 
  • Human factors 
  • Environmental issues 
  • Airline management issues and practices


All Aviation Science students at CBU will also experience, first-hand, the thrill of flight. Aviation Flight majors will enjoy this thrill during their four years at CBU, while Aviation Management majors will experience this thrill as part of a Theory of Flight course, which includes two to three hours of flight in a single-engine General Aviation aircraft. This opportunity allows non-pilots the opportunity to not only experience flight, but also better understand the pilot perspective when interacting with them as an airport manager, aviation safety and security specialist, or aviation consultant.

Additionally, students will obtain a solid foundation in traditional general education topics, such as English, History, Science, and Mathematics. Since CBU is a Christian university, students will also deepen their understanding in Christian studies. Most importantly, students will graduate with a degree in aviation science from a top-ranked private Christian college that is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Students will be in small classes that allow for quality interaction among students and with the professor. In fact, the average student-faculty ratio at CBU is 21:1, and the university has 48 percent of classes with fewer than 20 students.

Bachelor of Science in Aviation - Professional Pilot Major

Bachelor of Science in Aviation - Aviation Management Major

Fall 2013 - Summer 2014 Aviation Science Lab Fees