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Professional Aeronautics

CONCENTRATION of the Bachelor of Science in Business Management

About This Program


The Bachelor of Science degree program in Professional Aeronautics offers students with professional or military aviation backgrounds the opportunity to earn college credit for their experience. The program includes practical and theoretical training in the fields of business and aviation management, giving the student the necessary knowledge and skills to compete successfully in the aviation industry.

Program of Study

The program is offered at the New Castle and Dover Air Force Base sites of Wilmington University; however, the four aviation courses are available online or at the Dover Air Force Base site. To qualify for the program, prospective or incoming students must be able to transfer in at least 18 aviation technology credits. These are credits awarded for FAA certifications/licenses (pilot, AandP, etc.) or for documented military experience and technical training (as evidenced on a military transcript). Examples of qualifying military career fields include: aircraft maintenance, air traffic control, loadmaster, flight engineer, and meteorologist. In addition, the general education requirements provide a well-rounded academic foundation.

Program Competencies

In addition to achieving the Wilmington University undergraduate graduation competencies given in the Academic Information and Procedures section of this catalog, and the Business Management competencies, students will be able to:

  1. Apply critical thinking skills to analyze how competition, safety and the government affect the aviation industry.
  2. Synthesize effective information from Business Management courses and Aviation Management courses.

This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2015-2016 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2015 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.