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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.
The program is offered at the New Castle and Dover Air Force Base sites of Wilmington University; however, the four aviation core courses are only offered 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, A&P, 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.
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:
This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2012-2013 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2012 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.