Aviation

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Overview

Since the Wright Brother's first flight in 1903, aviation has continued to transform the global landscape by connecting nations, economies, and cultures. Auburn University has been actively involved in aviation education for over 75 years and is centrally located and well connected to a hub of world-class aviation headquarters and organizations in the Southeast.

Auburn's aviation programs are accredited by Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI), the organization responsible for academic accreditation of aviation and aerospace educational programs, and take a holistic, inter-disciplinary approach to aviation education and research.A strong sense of community and passion is evident among our 4,000+ aviation alumni who are well known for their positive contributions in all fields of the aviation industry.

With an eye to the future in preparing aviation leaders that will shape the next century of flight, the aviation degree programs moved from the Harbert College of Business to the University College, beginning with the Fall 2017 Semester.  The move strengthens both degree programs by allowing students to spend more time on aviation-related coursework and flying, and consolidating aviation resources and management functions in the new Aviation Department. The department will move into the new Aviation Education Facility in Summer 2018.

Degree Programs

Auburn University offers Professional Flight and Aviation Management undergraduate degrees.The Professional Flight (link to the professional flight page) degree offers a quality aviation education that provides a solid foundation of aeronautical knowledge and piloting skill expected by professional aviation organizations and necessary for success in the aviation industry.The Aviation Management (link to the professional flight page) degree focuses on the business knowledge needed for success in the airline and aviation industries, emphasizing general management and comprehensive understanding of all aspects of aviation operations.Both the Professional Flight and Aviation Management degrees qualify for the attainment of FAA Restricted Airline Transport Pilot (R-ATP) certification with as little as 1,000 hours of flying experience. Auburn University is partnered with a growing number of airlines that offer our undergraduates and graduates a clear career pathway to the airline industry.

Plan a Visit

To learn more about the Auburn aviation experience, we invite you to visit campus and enjoy this one-of-a-kind experience yourself. Click on our Plan a Visit button to learn more.