Online Aviation Degrees

Looking for an aviation program that targets your career goals?

At Purdue Global, we offer you practical aviation education that combines online learning flexibility with on-location flight training. Work toward a Purdue Global Bachelor of Science in Professional Flight or a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management and learn the latest skills from aviation experts with real-world experience in the field as you gain the credentials you need to succeed. All classes are 100% online, so it’s easy to create a study schedule that fits your lifestyle.

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Online Aviation Degree Programs

Those working in aviation are of great benefit to society, as they help generate economic growth by facilitating tourism. In addition, their skills can help lead and motivate others, support environmental efforts and serve various community needs. Start building a rewarding career in this in-demand field today. Plus, both programs accept eligible transfer credits for those who hold FAA certificates and ratings, saving you time and money.

Prepare for supervisory positions in the aviation industry with a BS in Aviation Management. Develop specialized knowledge of the field and enhance your business, leadership, and communication skills.

    15–18 hrs/week
    4 years

    In this program, you'll develop a strong foundational knowledge of professional flight, including aviation law, airspace management, and commercial air transportation. You'll also study the principles and concepts of aviation safety.

      15–18 hrs/week
      3 years

      Aviation Student Handbook

      Download the Bachelor of Science in Professional Flight Student Handbook to learn more about the program and get answers to frequently asked questions.

      Aviation and Flight School Partnerships

      By joining our School of Aviation, you’ll gain access to Purdue Global’s network of partnerships, which includes many aviation industry organizations and flight schools.

      What Are the Admissions Requirements?

      To get started as a Purdue Global student, you must meet certain academic requirements and complete an enrollment application. Here’s what you’ll need to begin:

      Admissions for Undergraduate Programs

      • You must be a high school graduate, possess a General Education Development (GED) certificate, or other equivalency diploma. If you are a high school senior eligible to apply, you must submit proof of high school graduation.
      • The bachelor's in professional flight has additional admissions requirements. Please refer to the University Catalog for more information.

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      How long? How much? These are important questions! Try our online Calculator to estimate when you’ll finish and see how your prior credits and experience can save you time and money.

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      Purdue Global makes the process easy. You can apply online today (self-guided) or contact us to walk you through the process.

      Upcoming Start Dates

      We offer rolling start dates throughout the year. Choose the one that works best for your schedule.
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      Average Completion Time — Professional Flight: This program is relatively new, and thus historical data regarding time to completion are not available. Completion time estimates based on a full-time schedule: 3 years, 2 courses per term; 2 years, 3 courses per term. Programs will take longer for part-time students to complete.

      Employment and Career Advancement: Purdue Global does not guarantee employment placement or career advancement. Actual outcomes vary by geographic area, previous work experience and opportunities for employment. Additional certification or licensing may be required to work in certain fields.