Professional Pilot

The Aviation Sciences - Professional Pilot Concentration is specifically designed for students wanting a career as a pilot. Flight training is conducted in Baylor's Flight School (operated by Universal Flight Concepts) at Waco Regional Airport.

Students choosing fixed-wing (airplane) flight training will earn their Private Pilot's License, Instrument Rating, Commercial License, Certified Flight Instructor (CFI-A), and will have the option of earning either Certified Flight Instructor - Instrument (CFI-I) or Multi-Engine 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.

The FAA has granted our program the ability to certify our fixed-wing graduates for a 500-hour reduction towards the Restricted Air Transport Pilot (ATP) license. In order to qualify, all listed requirements must be met.

Please be aware that we have a limited number of flight slots for pilot students and so admission to the Professional Pilot Concentration is limited and competitive.

Degree Requirements

Please review the complete degree requirements for the Professional Pilot Concentration at this link.

Course Descriptions

A comprehensive list of Aviation Science courses and descriptions can be found here.

For all courses offered at Baylor, please refer to the appropriate catalog year in Baylor's Undergraduate Catalog.