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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN AERONAUTICS

TURN YOUR PASSION FOR AVIATION INTO A CAREER

The Bachelors in Aeronautics degree program is the most comprehensive pilot degree program in CAU’s School of Aviation. From day one, students begin developing fundamentally sound skills through standardized, fast-paced lessons. Students can begin flying in their first term and graduate in just over 3 years.

Graduates of the bachelor's program are guaranteed an interview for a flight instructor position at CAU and have several direct pathways to airline cadet programs through the University's partnerships.

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In our aeronautics degree program, students learn flight fundamentals of aerodynamics, flight safety, aircraft performance, aviation weather, aviation management, and much more. With up to 4 days a week of actual flying, students will gain enough aviation training to earn six certificates and ratings upon graduation, including private pilotinstrument rated pilotcertified flight instructorcertified flight instructor instrument and commercial pilot-single and multi-engine.

Graduates of our Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics Degree program can benefit from a 500 flight-hour reduction when seeking their FAA-mandated airline transport pilot (ATP) certification. While candidates typically need 1,500 flight hours and must be at least 23 years old to be eligible for their ATP, CAU bachelor's degree graduates can qualify for for a restricted ATP with only 1,000 flight hours and at the age of 21. Learn more about ATP requirements and how CAU graduates qualify for a R-ATP.

These benefits put CAU graduates in the pipeline for jobs much quicker than other candidates, including positions as first officers at regional airlines.

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BACHELORS IN AERONAUTICS DEGREE PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Fly in the First Term

Aviation students receive flight instruction during their first term.

FAA Part 141 Approval

CAU is FAA Part 141 approved.* Graduates of the bachelor’s degree program may benefit by a 500 flight-hour reduction when seeking their ATP certificate.

Direct Pathway to Airline Cadet Programs

CAU has partnered with several regional airlines to create opportunities for their aviation students, many of which include a direct pathway to the airline’s cadet program.

Accelerated Program

Since classes are offered year-round, students can earn their Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics degree in just over three years.

Bachelors in Aeronautics Course List

  • Aviation Concepts
  • Private Pilot
  • Advance Aviation
  • Aviation Law
  • Aerodynamics
  • Commercial Pilot Flight
  • Certified Flight Instructor
  • Flight Safety
  • Aviation Management
  • And more- see catalog for full course list here.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN AERONAUTICS DEGREE -

ADDITIONAL PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

CAREER OUTLOOK

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics degree program, once they complete the training and required flight hours, can work for airlines, cargo carriers, tour and charter operators, flight schools, and in a variety of other organizations.

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Program Offered

*hybrid program including online courses

*CAU has Part 141 approval for its main campus in Bakersfield and its Flight Centers in Ventura and San Diego Counties. CAU is in the process of seeking Part 141 approval for its campus in Arizona.

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