+ Aviation Studies
Department of Engineering Technology
264 Technology/204 Technology Annex
419-372-2439 or 419-372-2870
The aviation studies major is designed to prepare students for responsible positions in general and commercial aviation. The major is organized around three specializations: aviation management and operations, aviation engineering technology, 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. All courses in the major (AERT) must be completed with a C or better.
All students are also required to complete coursework in areas of science and mathematics, BG Perspective, and business. Supervised cooperative education experiences, related to the specializations selected, are required.
The college restricts the award of credit for flight and ground training attained outside the BGSU Aviation Studies Program. The Dean of the College may make exceptions for certain qualified aviators.
After a student has enrolled at Bowling Green State University, all subsequent flight and ground training must be completed in residence at the University. Flight and ground training obtained elsewhere are not permitted without written authorization of the Dean of the College of Technology. If permission is granted to receive flight instruction elsewhere, academic credit is awarded by the University only if evaluation by the Chief Flight Instructor indicates flight performance and knowledge proficiency meet program standards. If no academic credit is accepted or awarded, a student is required to take approved elective(s) to satisfy total credit hour requirements.
Fees for the flight instruction courses are based on a minimum number of flight instruction hours as approved by the FAA. Students may take longer to reach the level of flight proficiency required by the FAA. In this case, additional fees will be charged based on the actual number of flight hours a student has received. These rates are approved by the Board of Trustees. Flight fees are not refundable. Although a student may receive a final grade for the completion of a particular course of flight instruction, students may need additional flight instruction and/or practice to reach the level of flight proficiency required to pass the FAA practical exam for a particular certificate or rating.
All AERT concentration courses are offered during evenings on a five-year rotating plan.
Upon completion of the baccalaureate degree, students in aviation studies 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;
- Additionally, students in the flight technology specialization are expected to plan, organize, conduct, and complete a safe and efficient flight in single-engine aircraft, in accordance with all legal requirements.