Bachelor of Science in Professional Flight
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Description and Outcomes
The Bachelor of Science in Professional Flight provides a broad perspective of the aviation industry, from making decisions in the airline industry to understanding your aircraft. If you do not already possess a commercial pilot certificate with airplane single-engine and multiengine ratings and a flight instructor certificate with instrument, airplane single-engine, and multiengine ratings, you will complete the necessary flight hours with an affiliated Part 141 flight instruction program and simultaneously take courses to complete a bachelor’s degree.
The Bachelor of Science in Professional Flight program consists of a minimum of 180 quarter credit hours including the requisite flight training and certifications. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a Bachelor of Science degree.
- Explore professional certification and career management as an aviation professional.
- Develop a broad-based knowledge of the aviation industry as an integrated transportation system.
- Use knowledge of aircraft performance and design, systems, operations, and maintenance to solve aviation problems.
- Use knowledge of aviation safety and human factors to safely operate aviation equipment.
- Analyze operations within the international airport, airspace, and air traffic management system.
- Examine national and international aviation law, regulation, and labor issues.
- Analyze meteorological and environmental issues.
- Explore a number of flight-related occupational areas within the aerospace industry.
General Education Literacies and Professional Competencies
In addition to the discipline-specific outcomes, general education literacies and professional competencies are integrated throughout your academic program. You can review the general education literacies and professional competencies associated with your academic program in the undergraduate School of General Education section of this Catalog.
You must meet the below admissions requirements in addition to Purdue Global's general requirements.
The Dean of the School of Aviation or a designee will determine if you may enroll. To apply, you must:
- Certify that you understand degree completion requires either:
- Possession of a minimum of a commercial pilot certificate with airplane single-engine and multiengine ratings, and a flight instructor certificate with instrument, airplane single-engine, and multiengine ratings, proof of which must be provided for evaluation and approval by the Dean or designee, or
- Acceptance, simultaneous enrollment, and completion of all flight training requirements at a Purdue-Global-approved affiliated Part 141 flight instruction program.
- Meet all Federal Transportation Security Administration, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and financial requirements for flight training and provide evidence of such to the Dean or designee.
- Provide evidence of high school graduation (including GPA) or its equivalent to the Dean or designee for evaluation.
- Secure a first-class medical certificate and provide evidence of such to the Dean or designee. Medical certificates may be obtained from an FAA-authorized aviation medical examiner (AME). A list of AMEs can be found on the FAA website.
You must meet the following progression requirement in addition to Purdue Global's general requirements.
If you do not possess a minimum of a commercial pilot certificate with airplane single-engine and multiengine ratings, and a flight instructor certificate with instrument, airplane single-engine, and multiengine ratings, you must complete all flight training requirements at a Purdue-Global-approved affiliated Part 141 flight instruction program.
If you must complete flight training requirements with an affiliated Part 141 flight instruction program to complete your program requirements:
- You are expected to perform in an ethical, safe, and professional manner and to assist in all matters appropriate to the scope of practice. Failure to do so may result in course failure and dismissal from the program.
- You are responsible for paying for your own transportation, housing, and availability to attend the flight instruction program.
In addition to Purdue Global's general graduation requirements, in order to graduate from this program, you must complete the required flight instruction, earn a commercial pilot certificate with airplane single-engine and multiengine ratings and a flight instructor certificate with instrument, airplane single-engine, and multiengine ratings, and provide evidence of such. If you reach the end of the required coursework for the program and have not provided this evidence, you will be dismissed from the program and will not graduate.
Certification, State Board, and National Board Exams
Certain state certification and licensure boards have specific educational requirements for programs to lead to a license or nongovernmental certification that is a precondition for employment in a recognized occupation.
Unless otherwise specified, Purdue Global's programs are not designed to meet any specific state’s licensure or certification requirements. If certain licensed occupations, vocations, or professions are not explicitly listed, Purdue Global has not made a determination with respect to the licensure or certification requirements of those occupations, vocations, or professions. Licensure-track programs may limit enrollment to students in certain states; please see Purdue Global’s Program Availability Information to determine enrollment eligibility.
You are responsible for understanding the requirements of optional certification exams. Such requirements may change during the course of your program. You are not automatically certified in any way upon program completion. Although certain programs are designed to prepare you to take various optional certification exams, Purdue Global cannot guarantee you will be eligible to take these exams or become certified. Your eligibility may depend on your work experience, completion of education and/or degree requirements, not having a criminal record, meeting other certification requirements, or the program or the University itself having appropriate accreditation or licensure.
The 🌐 icon appears in the title of traditional courses that are also available as a set of module courses. Module course availability may be limited to certain academic calendars. See Course Types for information about module courses.
|CS100||Exploratory Studies - College and Career Pathways||2|
|CM107||🌐 College Composition I||5|
|CM206||🌐 Interpersonal Communications||5|
|CM220||🌐 College Composition II||5|
|CS204||🌐 Professionalism - Theory and Practice in the Global Workplace||3|
|SS238||🌐 Engagement - Civic- and Citizen-Driven Public Policy||5|
|Mathematics (select one of the following):||5|
|🌐 Survey of Mathematics|
|🌐 College Algebra|
|Arts and Humanities (select one of the following):||5|
|🌐 Arts and Humanities - Modern Creative Expressions|
|🌐 Humanities and Culture|
|Science (select one of the following):||5|
|🌐 Discovering Science - Current Issues in a Changing World|
|🌐 General Biology I - Human Perspectives|
|🌐 Fundamentals of Microbiology|
|Fundamentals of Science|
|Social Science (select one of the following):||5|
|🌐 The 1960s - Reshaping the American Dream|
|🌐 People, Power, and Politics - An Introduction to American Government|
|🌐 The Technological Revolution - A Social Scientific Approach|
|Total Core Requirements||45|
|AV144||Private Pilot Lectures||5|
|AV203||Aviation Operations Management||5|
|AV249||Instrument Flight Lectures||5|
|AV254||Commercial Flight Lectures||5|
|AV298||Aviation Technology Practicum||5|
|AV325||Advanced Aviation Meteorology||5|
|AV327||Advanced Transport Flight Operations||5|
|AV340||Aerospace Business Statistics||5|
|AV346||Transport Category Aircraft Systems||5|
|AV352||Flight Instructor Lectures||5|
|AV354||Turbine Flight Operations Lecture||5|
|AV388||Large Aircraft Systems||5|
|AV421||Managerial Economics in Aviation||5|
|AV454||Human Factors in Aviation||5|
|AV481||Aviation Safety Problems||5|
|AV498||Aviation Technology Capstone||5|
|Total Major Requirements||105|
|Open Elective Requirements|
|Total Open Elective Requirements||10|
|Flight Training and Certification Requirements|
|Flight Training and Certification Requirements||20|
|Total Flight Training and Certification Requirements||20|