The Department of Aviation provides students with the academic and professional skills that allow for success in all aviation industry segments while enhancing their critical thinking and decision-making skills. The department supports the University of Dubuque's Mission by establishing excellence in professional preparation and fostering a zeal for lifelong learning while developing professional skills enhanced by technology and integrated with safety practices and characterized by fiscal prudence with quality equipment and facilities.

The Department of Aviation offers the following majors and minors:
Applied Aviation Technology (Major)
Aviation Management (Major, Minor)
Flight Operations (Major, Minor)

Applied Aviation Technology

Applied Aviation Technology is the study of aerospace technology and the application of advanced systems within the aviation industry. At the University of Dubuque, your studies will take you into the world of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and Advanced Air Mobility (AAM). You will leave ready to build a career in aerospace technology and aviation.

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Aviation Management (Major, Minor)

The Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management prepares students for a career in any aspect of business, leadership and managerial roles in the aviation industry. Students have the opportunity to explore and learn the management and operation of domestic and international airlines, modern airports, corporate aviation, and fixed-base operators (FBO's).

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Flight Operations (Major, Minor)

The Bachelor of Science in Flight Operations prepares students for FAA certification (licensing) and ratings. The flight training program is available to majors and non-majors. The Flight Operations program includes courses ranging from private pilot through commercial pilot with instrument and multi-engine ratings, each supported by an appropriate ground school. Instructor certificates and ratings are available as electives and are highly recommended.

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