Bachelor of Science in Aviation Professional Pilot

About the BS in Aviation Professional Pilot Program

Interested in flight schools within Washington state? The CWU B.S. Professional Pilot Degree prepares you for pilot careers in the aviation industry. Graduates with the Professional Pilot degree can fly for corporations and every major and regional airline in the United States. CWU is the place where you can be whatever you want to be. For Aviation students that means bonding with others who share your passion for the art and science of flight. If you long for the sky, you belong at Central.

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Why Study Aviation Professional Pilot at CWU?

The demand for aviation careers are higher than we've ever seen.

The aviation industry provides a total of 87.7 million jobs globally and it is still growing. Central Washington University is the regional leader in professional aviation education.

“You graduate, and in 12 to 18 months you’re sitting in the right seat of an airliner. That’s unprecedented historically in our industry.” Amy Hoover, Professor of Aviation

Study Aviation Professional Pilot at CWU

Launch your career as a professional pilot and earn a degree in Aviation at CWU.

Where is this program offered?

How much does this program cost?

Explore information on Cost, Aid, and Value to make an informed decision about investing in your education at CWU.

Where can I find more information?

Please visit the CWU Academic Catalog for current information about admission requirements, course descriptions, learner outcomes, and credit information.

Additional Program Information

The flight training is offered at Bowers Field in Ellensburg, WA.

The Aviation curriculum is designed to provide a solid foundation in the liberal arts as well as a thorough education and training in a technical discipline.

All Aviation courses are by permission. Special program rules and procedures as stated in the CWU Department of Aviation Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) apply to the Professional Pilot degree.


CWU’s Aviation program has a partnership with Horizon Air to provide financial assistance and a defined pathway for talented aviators to become commercial airline pilots.

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Black Hall Room 225

N Walnut St, Ellensburg, WA 98926

Flight Training Center
1101 Bowers Rd, Ellensburg, WA 98926
(509) 925-4008
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