The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
The University offers a bachelor of science (BS) in unmanned systems.
This degree program prepares students for entry and advancement within the aerial, land, and water vehicles/robotics workforce of the future. The program is one of the first of its kind in Indiana and one of only a few in the United States. Indiana State University is ranked one of the Top Five Best Drone Training Colleges in the United States by Drone Training HQ.
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.
Unmanned systems have applications in a variety of industries. Capabilities in mobile robotics provide new methods to address such areas a disaster response, crisis management, precision agriculture, and construction. From entertainment and journalism to insurance and logistics, businesses will increasingly rely on this technology to maintain a competitive advantage.
The most important component in any unmanned system is the human element. People must operate, maintain, and support the vehicles, communications networks, computer systems, and other infrastructure elements in support of operations, research, testing, and development.
The Unmanned Systems Program is specifically designed to address the needs of students who wish to pursue opportunities and careers in this new and burgeoning field.
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 Bailey College of Engineering and Technology offers a variety of scholarships and awards.
The Graduate Catalog and Undergraduate Catalog of Indiana State University are the documents of authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalogs supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.