The Bachelor of Science with a Major in Aviation is designed for students who want to take the first step toward a career in Aviation. Aviation curriculum is closely mapped to the needs and demands of the aviation industry and to OU's general education guideline. The OU Extended Campus School of Aviation offers a Bachelor of Science degree with four aviation concentrations.
This concentration trains students for careers as air traffic controllers or in other aviation management fields, going well beyond the basic curriculum that the FAA has prescribed for AT-CTI schools. This concentration also includes a general business minor upon graduation.
The Destination 225° University pathway is designed for collegiate aviators who attend a Southwest® partner university or complete a Southwest Airlines® Campus Reach Internship.
Our vision is to ease the barriers to becoming a pilot, and guide those who are selected to the University pathway in their next steps: gaining relevant flight experience with a Southwest Airlines partner, in order to put themselves in position to join the ranks as a Southwest Airlines Pilot. Destination 225° is designed to be highly accessible, cost-effective, and innovative.
Southwest is proud to offer this transition training with the university and corporate partners below.
Our short courses and seminars better prepare individuals for the growing demands of the aviation, aerospace, and defense industry. This program also provides executive coaching, mentoring, and peer-to-peer networking to ensure professionals excel in key management roles.
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Will Finamore, a Professional Pilot senior, and Brennan Jackson, an Aviation Management – Flying junior, possess a dedication to aviation and love of flight that not only inspires those they teach as Certified Flight Instructors for the OU Extended Campus School of Aviation Studies, but also drives their own desire to continue learning and honing their skills.
Since 1947, the OU Aviation Program has prided itself on providing students with quality aviation instruction paired with a solid business foundation from a nationally ranked institution.
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As a representative of the OU Aviation legacy, we’d like to invite you to help lead our program into the next century by joining the Friends of OU Aviation Giving Circle today.
OU Extended Campus School of Aviation Studies Professional Pilot senior Cameron Morgan received a $5,000 Advanced Flight Training Scholarship at the 2019 National Gay Pilots Association (NGPA) Industry Expo in Palm Springs, California, on Friday, February 2, 2019.
Morgan received one of only two Advanced Flight Training Scholarships presented at the expo, both sponsored by Delta Airlines in partnership with the NGPA, as well as an all-expense paid trip to the Industry Expo to receive the award.
In August of 2016, the FAA awarded a new Center of Excellence to the University of Oklahoma, Wichita State University, and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. The COE includes 26 academic members and 45+ industry partners responsible for conducting research and development on technical training for air traffic controllers, aviation safety inspectors, engineers, pilots and technicians. The COE also examines human factors issues such as changes in learner expectations and best practices for innovation technologies in training a new generation of learners.