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Liberty University – Bachelors of Science in Aviation Online


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Liberty University, Online, Bachelors of Science in Aviation 

Liberty University’s Bachelor of Science in Aviation online program focuses on the practical aeronautical decision-making skills you’ll need for a fulfilling career as a commercial, military, or missionary pilot. Liberty University has thousands of aviation students, so you can be confident you will be studying under professors who possess superior knowledge and experience in the field while pursuing your degree in aviation online. And at Liberty, you’ll not only gain the technical skills and knowledge you need to succeed in the field of aeronautics, but you’ll also learn the following soft skills desired by the aviation industry and mission aviation organizations that will set you apart from your peers:

  • Professionalism
  • Character
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Leadership and team-building skills

Program Characteristics

All students in this program must be full time and attend US Aviation’s ground school as well as Liberty University’s online classes.

Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), and our School of Aeronautics has also won the Loening Trophy, one of the rarest and oldest collegiate aviation awards for being the outstanding all-around collegiate aviation program in the nation two years in a row! Additionally, the School of Aeronautics has established strong relationships with numerous airlines across the United States. Through this partnership, we have signed hiring agreements with several major airlines for students who complete Liberty University’s aviation program.

Your Liberty education can help you stand out in your field. Our courses integrate a Christian worldview with aviation industry best practices, so we can help instill and develop strong airmanship in our students. Good airmanship encompasses the discipline, leadership skills, and character needed to excel in any aviation profession. You’ll be mentored in these areas as well as learn the skills and knowledge you need to safely and efficiently operate and maintain air vehicles. You will not only be able to understand the fundamentals of flying, but also gain an understanding of how your aircraft works through this online aviation degree.

  • You will be trained with practical and applicable knowledge in airplane aerodynamics and instrument panel controls.
  • You’ll learn the fundamentals of aeronautics, GPS navigation, and aviation safety as well as aviation weather and the workings of turbine engines.
  • You will have the ability to train under experienced leaders in the field of aviation.
  • You’ll go through a challenging and rewarding curriculum developed by the largest flight school in Virginia while pursuing an online aviation degree.
  • You will have the opportunity to participate in the Restricted Airline Transport Pilot Program (R-ATP).
  • By training under-respected and experienced leaders in the field of aviation, you’ll not only study flight but also be prepared for flight!

How Can Liberty Offer an Online Aviation Degree?

Liberty University is able to offer a Bachelor of Science in Aviation degree online because each aviation student must either come into the program as a licensed pilot or earn a pilot’s license through the Flight Training Affiliate Program with US Aviation Academy’s campus in Denton, Texas.

  • You can receive credit for your licenses and certifications through our Experience Plus program.
  • If you do not have a pilot’s license, US Aviation Academy gives you the flexibility to complete the necessary flight hours for a pilot’s license while earning your aviation degree online at the same time.
  • Liberty University’s School of Aeronautics is the 2018 recipient of the Loening Trophy, one of the rarest and oldest collegiate aviation awards, for being the outstanding all-around collegiate aviation program in the nation.
  • See the Aviation Scholarships page to see if you could be eligible for aviation training-related benefits!
  • Students will attend both US Aviation and Liberty University’s ground school.

The flight requirements for earning your aviation degree online can be fulfilled by submitting a copy of your pilot’s license to petition for credit through our Experience Plus program

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Lynchburg, VA 24515
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