Bachelor of Science
218 Brister Hall | 901.678.2716
Description of Program
The degree program in Commercial Aviation prepares persons for careers as airline pilots, or in a variety of aviation-related fields, such as corporate aviation, general aviation, aviation-related business, airport operations, and governmental regulation of aviation. It does so by offering studies in aviation, management, business operations, human resources, transportation, logistics and aviation administration. These studies are combined with flight labs, experiential learning, and internships in an aviation setting. Aviation training is provided by professional aviation instruction certified by the Federal Aviation Administration.
Note: Aviation students must have a Valid Class A FAA Aviation Medical Certificate conducted by an FAA medical examiner. The exam usually costs about $120 and lasts 5 years. This should be completed no later than the student’s first flight. A background check is also required.
For information on careers in this and other disciplines students should consult the career counselor located in 211 Wilder Tower, 678-2068.
For information on careers, students should consult the Career Services Office located on the 4th Floor of Wilder Tower, 678-2239.
You can review information regarding your current academic pursuits, including Degree Requirements, General Education Requirements, Major/Concentration Requirements, and Minor Requirements by accessing the UMdegree audit tool. This tool reflects all changes to a student’s academic record and is used in determining whether or not a student has successfully completed all graduation requirements at: www.my.memphis.edu
UNIV 3900 Experiential Learning Credit
Experiential Learning Credit may be granted for college level knowledge and understanding related to the student’s area of study. This credit may be gained from work experience, life experience, or non-college instruction in one of the following ways: 1) pre-assessed military transcripts, 2) pre-assessed professional training, licensure, or certifications or 3) student developed learning portfolio reflective of their learning experiences which is assessed for credit by a faculty member. For more information: http://www.memphis.edu/innovation/elc/experiential_learning.php
Program Summary Commercial Aviation
General Education: 35 – 41 hours
Major Field Core: 59 hours
College Requirements: 9 hours
General Electives: 11 – 17 hours
Minimum Required for Graduation: 120 hours