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Academic Overview


Welcome to the Department of Aviation. The information found on our web site should answer many of your questions and possibly raise some new ones. After you formulate some opinions and ideas as to your choice of major, please write, or call us to discuss your decision. Satisfactory completion of this course of study will lead to a Bachelor of Science Degree in either Aviation Management or Professional Pilot.

General Program Information

Students must apply for acceptance into the Aviation Program after being accepted into CWU. Application information and forms are available on the Department of Aviation's website, from CWU admissions, or from the Department of Aviation office. Admission decisions are based on a number of factors including grade point average, SAT/ACT scores, financial capability and a written statement of purpose, as outlined in the Aviation application.  Click HERE for student forms.

Basic Skills Requirements for Aviation Majors

Professional Pilot

  • ENG 101 (With a C- or better)


Aviation Management

  • ENG 101 (With a C- or better)
  • ENG 102


Bachelor of Science Professional Pilot

The Professional Pilot major prepares graduates for entry level careers and leadership roles in the aviation community. Students select one of two technical specializations leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in Professional Pilot.

Bachelor of Science Aviation Management

Coursework in the Aviation Management Degree will prepare students for a variety of administrative and management positions in the aviation community including maintenance management positions.

Professional Pilot Minor

A program designed for students who wish to earn a pilot's license (Private Pilot certificate). Private Pilot flight training is taken through CWU's designated contract operator at Bowers Field, Ellensburg, WA.

Aviation Management Minor

An aviation management minor provides students with an introduction to several key areas of aviation management.