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BGSU Aviation offers students two different degree specializations to choose from:

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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. The program is geared toward training students with no previous flight experience with the focus on creating future pilots in the airline and corporate aviation environment. Students enrolling in our Flight Technology & Operations program begin flight training their first year, either in the fall semester or spring semester. Students can expect to spend an extra $70,000 - $80,000 over the course of four years in addition to university tuition costs. Loans, grants, and scholarships are available to help meet these costs. Despite the additional cost, students say the program is well worth it.



The Aviation Management & Operations (AMO) specialization focuses on the business aspects of the aviation industry with coursework covering law, air traffic control regulations, construction, planning design, public relations, accounting and economics. Graduates are employed by airports, airlines, engineering and consulting firms, general aviation facilities, and auxiliary businesses with aviation-oriented customers.