Jun 21, 2018  
2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Professional Pilot, BS (43-554)

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Major, Bachelor of Science Degree

The mission of the Professional Pilot B.S. program is to prepare students for ready advancement into airplane pilot professions by developing sound and advanced student skills including critical thinking and teamwork, attainment of aviation knowledge and awareness of current aviation management issues in airplane flying, infused with safety practices and practical applications in real world environments.

The graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Professional Pilot will be able to:

  • Express oneself clearly and concisely in writing and speech.
  • Complete and present projects based on research, data interpretation, and analysis.
  • Complete work utilizing inputs and outputs from other members in team projects including simulated work environments.
  • Define solutions to challenges that require critical thinking.
  • Explain aviation terminology and list relevant key literature references in the student’s subject field.
  • Recognize and solve typical practical and theoretical real life problems in the student’s aviation field.
  • Discuss safety, economic, and political issues that affect aviation activities in the student’s career area.
  • Define the key issues affecting leadership and management in the aviation industry.
  • Define further career options, academic learning opportunities, and professional training and certification opportunities upon graduation.
  • Apply for next-step career opportunities using qualifications, experience, and interview skills gained in the course of the student’s study program.

A secondary application process is required. See ucmo.edu/aviation for more details.

Professional Pilot, BS (43-554) (4 Year Guide)  

Major Requirements: 72 Sem. Hours


Students who enter the program with their Private Pilot Certificate will be awarded 6 credit hours (for AVIA 1310 /FLYA 1320 /FLYA 1321 ) after they have completed their Instrument rating. See department for credit. 

The Professional Pilot degree option is FAA approved for the Restricted Airline Transport Pilot Certificate (R-ATP). Schedule a meeting with the Chief Flight Instructor for additional information and guidance on the R-ATP as soon as possible after admittance into the degree program.

Students are required to maintain a minimum grade of C in aviation major core subjects to maintain flight status for FLYA courses.

The ability to be scheduled for flight training is competitive and based on academic performance and other metrics.

General Education Requirements: 42 Sem. Hours

All students must complete a minimum of 42 credit hours in general education. See The General Education Program Requirements  for full listing of requirements. The following general education classes are required by this major:

Free electives: 6 Sem. Hours

Minimum Total: 120 Sem. Hours

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