The mission of the Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics, Flight Technology is to prepare students to be professional pilots and enable them to qualify for Federal Aviation Administration certificates and ratings required for giving flight and ground instruction and commercial and instrument operations in FAR part 121 air carrier operations or business general aviation.

Fully offered at:

Kent Campus



The B.S. degree in Aeronautics is accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board International, Federal Aviation Administration.

Admission Requirements

The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago.

Freshman Students on the Kent Campus: The freshman admission policy on the Kent Campus is selective. Admission decisions are based upon the following: cumulative grade point average, ACT and/or SAT scores, the strength of high school college preparatory curriculum and grade trends. The Admissions Office at the Kent Campus may defer the admission of students who do not meet admissions criteria but who demonstrate areas of promise for successful college study. Deferred applicants may begin their college coursework at one of seven regional campuses of Kent State University. For more information on admissions, including additional requirements for some academic programs, visit the admissions website for new freshmen.

Freshman Students on the Regional Campuses: Kent State campuses at Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull, and Tuscarawas, as well as the Regional Academic Center in Twinsburg, have open enrollment admission for students who hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent.

English Language Proficiency Requirements for International Students: All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning a minimum 525 TOEFL score (71 on the Internet-based version), minimum 75 MELAB score, minimum 6.0 IELTS score or minimum 48 PTE score, or by completing the ESL level 112 Intensive Program.

Transfer students must have a minimum 2.250 overall GPA in all college-level coursework for admission to the Aeronautics major.

Flight Training Courses: Transfer students and students admitted to the Aeronautics major with credits completed through College Credit Plus or other means may be allowed to enroll in flight training courses only with special permission from the academic program director.

Study Objective

The objective of the Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics, Flight Technology is to prepare students for entry-level positions as a professional pilot.


Study Outcomes

  1. Students shall demonstrate a thorough understanding of fundamental aeronautical concepts and practices.
  2. Students shall understand the attributes of modern aviation professional.
  3. Students should demonstrate an ability to apply aeronautical knowledge and skills as well as communicate that knowledge to students as a flight instructor.
  4. Students should possess the knowledge and skills to obtain a Commercial Pilot Airplane Multiengine Land with Instrument rating.

Program Assessment Measures Employed


  • Internship feedback
  • Senior exit surveys
  • Aeronautics Dropbox submissions
  • Student Surveys of Instruction
  • Reflective essays from internships
  • Surveys from Mock Interviewing and Networking Event
  • Surveys from Safety Day
  • Capstone reflective essays
  • Capstone focus groups
  • First Year Experience focus groups
  • Professional Development Focus Groups
  • Course Data Reports


  • Faculty and staff meeting minutes
  • Feedback from attendance at various professional meetings
  • Course Data Reports


  • Employee surveys
  • Aeronautics Advisory Board feedback
  • Employer Surveys
  • Internship employee feedback
  • Surveys from Mock Interviewing and Networking Event
  • Surveys from Safety Day
  • Industry Focus Groups


  • Surveys

Program Specific:

  • Weekly flight training operations staff meeting
  • Certified Flight Instructor cross-check
  • Phase check rides
  • Certified Flight Instructor candidate review boards
  • Flight operations manual quizzes
  • Phase quizzes
  • Flight instructor evaluations of the program
  • Individual flight instructor performance evaluations


Graduates of this program have found employment with the following types of companies:

  • Regional Airlines
  • Charter Airlines
Program taught in:
  • English (US)

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Last updated August 1, 2019
This course is Campus based
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8 semesters
10,012 USD
Ohio Resident; Non-Ohio Resident: $18,714.00
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