Aerospace Administration and Operations: Professional Pilot, BS

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2020-2021. Learn more about University Academic Regulation 3.1.

Minimum Overall Grade Point Average: 2.50
Total Hours: 120

General Education Requirements
English Composition
See Academic Regulation 3.5
ENGL 1113Composition I3
or ENGL 1313 Critical Analysis and Writing I
Select one of the following:3
Composition II
Critical Analysis and Writing II
Technical Writing
American History & Government
Select one of the following:3
Survey of American History
American History to 1865 (H)
American History Since 1865 (DH)
POLS 1113American Government3
Analytical & Quantitative Thought (A)
MATH 1513College Algebra (A) (or higher MATH or STAT (A) course)3
Humanities (H)
Courses designated (H)6
Natural Sciences (N)
Must include one Laboratory Science (L) course
GEOG 3033Meteorology (N)3
PHYS 1114College Physics I (LN)4
Social & Behavioral Sciences (S)
Course designated (S)3
Additional General Education
Courses designated (A), (H), (N), or (S)9
Hours Subtotal40
Diversity (D) & International Dimension (I)
May be completed in any part of the degree plan
Select at least one Diversity (D) course
Select at least one International Dimension (I) course
College/Departmental Requirements
EDUC 1111First Year Seminar1
Select 6 hours of electives6
Recommended Courses (2 hours each below):
Specialized Studies in Aviation
Internship in Aviation
Hours Subtotal7
Major Requirements
Minimum GPA 2.50 with a minimum grade of “C” in each course
AVED 1114Theory of Flight4
AVED 1222Private Flight Laboratory I2
AVED 1232Private Flight Laboratory II2
AVED 1403Advanced Theory of Flight3
AVED 2122Intermediate Flight Lab2
AVED 2133Instrument Flight Laboratory3
AVED 2142Commercial Maneuvers Flight Lab2
AVED 2213Theory of Instrument Flight3
AVED 2313Theory of Commercial Flight3
AVED 3113History of Aviation3
AVED 3231Theory of Multi-Engine Flight1
AVED 3243Human Factors in Aviation3
AVED 3333Advanced Aircraft Systems3
AVED 3341Multi-Engine Flight Laboratory1
AVED 3433Aviation/Aerospace Ethics3
AVED 3443Aviation Legal and Regulatory Issues3
AVED 3453Aviation/Aerospace Security Issues3
AVED 3533Aircraft Turbine Engine Operation3
AVED 3663Aerospace and Air Carrier Industry3
AVED 4113Aviation Safety3
AVED 4133Principles of Flight Instruction3
AVED 4232Flight Instructor: Airplane Flight Laboratory2
AVED 4303Aviation Weather3
AVED 4353Cockpit Automation3
AVED 4653International Aerospace Issues (I)3
AVED 4703Crew Resource Management3
AVED 4993Aviation Labor Relations3
Hours Subtotal73
Total Hours120

Other Requirements

  • 40 hours of upper-division coursework.
  • A 2.50 GPA is required in the Major Requirements with no grade below a “C”.

Additional State/OSU Requirements

  • At least: 60 hours at a four-year institution; 30 hours completed at OSU; 15 of the final 30 or 50% of the upper-division hours in the major field completed at OSU.
  • Limit of: one-half of major course requirements as transfer work; one-fourth of hours earned by correspondence; 8 transfer correspondence hours.
  • Students will be held responsible for degree requirements in effect at the time of matriculation and any changes that are made, so long as these changes do not result in semester credit hours being added or do not delay graduation.
  • Degrees that follow this plan must be completed by the end of Summer 2026.