Flight Science, Minor
All University majors (including those who have not declared a specific major or are pursuing pre-professional programs such as pre-law and pre-medicine) are eligible to obtain a minor in Flight Science. This minor will enable the students to obtain Private Pilot Certificate, Instrument Rating, Commercial Pilot Certificate, and Multiengine Rating. The following courses are required. Note: additional fees apply to all flight courses—contact the Department for current rates. (Not available for the online track.)
|ASCI 1300||Aviation Weather||3|
|FSCI 1150||Flight 1||3|
|FSCI 1250||Basic Flight Foundations||3|
|FSCI 1550||Flight 2||3|
|FSCI 2150||Flight 3||3|
|FSCI 2250||Instrument Flight Foundations||3|
|FSCI 2550||Flight 4||3|
|FSCI 2650||Navigation Foundations||3|
|FSCI 3550||Flight 5||3|
The Department of Aviation Science will give priority registration to students enrolled in the B.S. in Aeronautics degree. Students pursuing majors outside the Department of Aviation Science are eligible to pursue the minor in Flight Science only if flight slots are available. Each semester, students pursing the minor will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
A student may remain academically eligible to continue coursework in the department’s academic concentrations by maintaining a minimum GPA of 2.00 or the equivalent of a letter grade of C. Any student receiving a single C-, D, F, or U grade in a course with an ASCI or FSCI prefix that is required for graduation in an Aviation Management or Flight Science concentration or minor will be required to repeat the course in which the C-, D, F, or U grade was received. If the course is a prerequisite to another course in the Aviation Management or Flight Science concentration, the student will be required to repeat the course in which the C-, D, F, or U grade was received. The student will not be allowed to progress into the subsequent course until a grade of C is achieved in the prerequisite course.
Students enrolled in the Flight Science minor are allowed two (2) attempts to earn a grade of C or better in any of the flight courses that are part of the academic concentration. A student receiving a C-, D, F, or U grade in a repeated course is subject to dismissal from the program.
Students enrolled in the Flight Science concentration or minor must maintain an overall GPA of 2.00 to maintain eligibility for flight training. If a student's GPA falls below 2.00, that student will not be eligible to enroll in a flight course in subsequent semesters until the student's GPA is at 2.00 or higher.
An appeal of a grade, progression in the concentration or minor, or dismissal from the concentration or minor may be made in accordance with the procedures outlined in the Department of Aviation Science Student Appeal Process, a copy of which can be obtained from the department chairperson or from the Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology Office of the Dean.
Students should be aware that situations such as those described above could jeopardize one’s planned graduation date due to the manner in which courses are scheduled each academic year.