Aviation Sciences

Baylor's Aviation Sciences program propels you into an aviation career, whether in the skies or on the ground. The degree provides a balance of aeronautical theory and application combined with technical education. Available courses include:
  • Private Pilot Flight
  • Advanced Aviation Meteorology
  • Aircraft Systems
  • Aviation Law
  • Aerodynamics

The Aviation Sciences major (Professional Pilot Concentration) is specifically designed for students wanting a career as a pilot (Airplane or Helicopter). Be aware that there are a limited number of flight slots for pilot students and so admission to the Professional Pilot Concentration is limited and competitive.

This degree requires flight training at the Baylor University Flight Center operated by Universal Flight Concepts at the Waco Regional Airport. Students must obtain an FAA Medical Certificate from an Authorized Aviation Medical Examiner (AME). A second class FAA Medical Certificate is required but a first class certificate is highly recommended.

Students choosing fixed-wing (airplane) flight training will earn their Private Pilot's License, Instrument Rating, Commercial License, Multi-Engine Rating, and a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) certificate. Additional flight fees are charged on flight courses.

Students choosing rotary-wing (helicopter) flight training will earn their Private Pilot's License, Instrument Rating, Commercial License, Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) and Certified Flight Instructor - Instrument (CFII) certificates, and Night Vision Goggle training. Additional flight fees are charged on flight courses.

Students interested in a career as a pilot might also be interested in Baylor's Air Force ROTC Program, which is designed to build and train leaders for the United States Air Force.

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