The University offers a bachelor of science (B.S.) in aviation management.
This degree program prepares students for careers in air traffic control, airport or airline
operations, or supervision in the aviation industry. Graduates obtain positions in airport and
air carrier operations, airport service industries, aircraft sales, passenger services, and aircraft
The program includes a core of basic aviation courses—plus coursework in aviation management.
In addition, students complete one of the following options (18 credits minimum):
Option 1: Any University minor
Option 2: Any ROTC courses
Option 3: Any aviation courses not included in the aviation core
Flight training is not required. However, to gain a better understanding of the aviation industry,
students are encouraged to obtain at least a private pilot certificate with instrument rating.
The University's Aviation Technology Department is internationally recognized for the excellence of its
facilities, faculty, and graduates.
Relatively small class sizes enable students to work one-on-one with highly talented and dedicated
faculty members who are professional leaders in the aviation industry.
Multi-million dollar facilities include fully-simulated laboratories for flight practice, computer lab for
aviation technology students, and well-equipped classrooms.
Credit is awarded for internships/co-ops with aviation companies and airports.
A number of activities and organizations are available that enable students to interact with other students and professionals, including Alpha Eta Rho, the American Association of Airport Executives, and Women in Aviation International.
Other opportunities include the University's Honors Program and study abroad opportunities—which
range from summer programs to a single semester or a full academic year in over 56 countries.
Special Note: Consideration will be given to allow college credit to students who have
already obtained flight certificates or aviation flight experience. Questions should be directed to the
Department of Aviation Technology.
Our graduates obtain professional positions in areas such as air traffic control, airport and airline operations, and supervision in the aviation industry.
Employment is generally found at airports and commuter airlines in companies having flight departments,
the federal government, the military services, flight simulator companies, aircraft manufacturers,
state departments of aviation, and airport fixed base operators.
Graduates of our program are employed with all the major U.S. Air Carriers.
Students have many sources of financial support for their studies, including financial aid, work-study programs, veterans' benefits, and special scholarships for entering freshmen and transfer students.
In addition, the Department of Aviation Technology offers a variety of scholarships for full-time aviation technology students.
For information about these scholarships, contact the department.
The Catalog of Indiana State University is the document of
authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalog supersede information issued by any
academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the
requirements at any time.