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The aviation studies major is designed to prepare students for responsible positions in general and commercial aviation. The major is organized around two specializations: aviation management and operations, and flight technology and operations. All instruction leading toward Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) flight certification is conducted in accordance with the appropriate Federal Aviation Regulations.  

Aviation Program Educational Goal

Aviation Program Educational Goal: BGSU builds a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive community where creative ideas, new knowledge, and entrepreneurial achievements can benefit others in our region, the state of Ohio, the nation, and the world.

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Flight Technology & Operations

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.

FTO Program Educational Goals *

  1. Program Educational Goals 1: Create competent, skillful professional pilots and flight department leaders who can solve flight operations problems within the aviation industry.
  2. Program Educational Goals 2: Develop crew resource management, operational risk management, and safety professionalism skills in students for their careers in the aviation industry.
  3. Program Educational Goals 3: Impart professional, business, and ethical responsibility in the global aviation environment.
* The educational goals are proposed and are in the approval process at the University level.
 
 
AMO

Aviation Management & Operations

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.

AMO Program Educational Goals*

  1. Program Educational Goals 1: Create competent, skillful aviation professionals and leaders who can solve managerial and operational problems within the aviation industry
  2. Program Educational Goals 2: Develop a solid foundation of aviation management, operational risk management, organizational behavior, and safety professionalism in the aviation industry.
  3. Program Educational Goals 3: Impart professional, business, and ethical responsibility in the global aviation environment.
* The educational goals are proposed and are in the approval process at the University level.