The Baylor Institute for Air Science
We are located in Waco, Texas at Baylor University, a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in the state. Click to learn more about The Institute for Air Science and Baylor University.
Professional Training in a College Environment
While there may be a lot of options when it comes to selecting a college that you will attend for the next four years, there is only one true choice when you are searching for a professional aviation program coupled with a stellar education from a world-class, faith-based university. In choosing Baylor University, you will get a fulfilling college experience with abundant opportunities to enjoy student life on a tradition-rich campus that encourages you to grow personally as well as professionally. You will be among a community of dedicated faculty who care about each student as an individual.
Baylor is big enough to give you access to great academic resources, but we're small enough to give you individual attention. US News & World Report 2017 Rankings lists Baylor at #71 (#4 in Texas) among national universities, and as the #3 national university with a collegiate aviation program. The Wall Street Journal ranked Baylor #5 in Student Engagement among other national universities in 2016.
Baylor has been authorized by the FAA to certify our students for a 500-hour reduction in the number of flight hours required for the Restricted Air Transport Pilot License, meaning with a Baylor degree you can start working for the airlines sooner!
Careers in Aviation
In preparation for a rewarding and gratifying career in aviation, you will have the option to tailor your aviation education to match your needs and interests with exposure to a multitude of topics designed for your success. We have degree options for pilots, air traffic controllers, dispatchers, and business men and women. Upon completion of the program you will have earned a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Sciences degree and be qualified for a wide range of careers in the aviation industry.
For students who wish to fly in the airlines, we have pilot pipeline agreements with SkyWest Airlines, ExpressJet, and Envoy Air (with "flow-through" to American Airlines) that provide swift employment after graduation.