Aviation Studies: Flight Technology and Operations
Students in the Flight Technology and Operations program are trained to become commercial pilots. With an on-campus airport within walking distance to residence halls, students can begin flying their freshman year.
Upon graduation, students earn a Bachelor of Science in Aviation and an FAA private pilot certificate, FAA instrument rating, and FAA commercial pilot single engine and multi-engine certificates. Students also have the opportunity to earn flight instructor certificates and ratings while at BGSU.
Internships and Careers
Upon graduation, our students are employed as flight instructors, charter pilots and work in the recreation and sightseeing industry. After building flight time, our graduates pursue employment as a commercial pilots for airlines, air freight and cargo, charter operations, or corporate flight departments.
GO FAR in your career
- Corporate Pilot
- Airline Pilot
- Flight Instructor
- Charter Pilot
The Flight Technology and Operations (FTO) specialization is designed to educate and train professional pilots. In addition to being trained as commercial pilots, the students also study general education subjects, aircraft systems, crew concepts, management, and administration.
Upon completion of the baccalaureate degree, students in the Aviation Studies program are expected to:
- Solve aviation-related problems using knowledge, skills, and aptitudes gained in the program to assure productive outcomes;
- Maintain professional and social relationships with others in developing, conducting, and promoting safe aviation operations;
Bowling Green State University [BGSU] is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. BGSU has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 01/01/1916. The most recent reaffirmation of accreditation was received in 2012 - 2013. Questions should be directed to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.
The Aviation Studies program is accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE). For more information, click here.
Bowling Green State University programs leading to licensure, certification and/or endorsement, whether delivered online, face-to-face or in a blended format, satisfy the academic requirements for those credentials set forth by the State of Ohio.
Requirements for licensure, certification and/or endorsement eligibility vary greatly from one profession to another and from state to state. The Aviation Studies, Flight Technology and Operations program, leads to professional licensure. For more information, click here.
Under the Higher Education Act Title IV disclosure requirements, an institution must provide current and prospective students with information about each of its programs that prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.
The Aviation Studies program is not a recognized occupation that requires a Gainful Employment disclosure.