The University of Oklahoma subscribes to the highest standards of international aviation academic rigor, safety, and quality standards.
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.
OU Aviation offers a bachelor’s degree in Aviation with four concentrations for students to consider, each allowing for the development of knowledge, leadership, and communication skills required to work in management positions.
Dan Hall, a professional pilot senior, embodies what it means to be distinguished. His dedication to his own education—and the education of the pilots he trains as a Certified Flight Instructor for OU’s Department of Aviation—earned him recognition from his future employer when he was recently named an American Airlines Distinguished Cadet.
Capt. David Tatum, American Airlines Director of Pilot Recruiting and Development, hosted Hall and other top-performing students at a special luncheon in Dallas, Texas, during which he and nine other cadet students in the American Airlines and Envoy Airlines Pipeline Programs were recognized for their excellence as both students and flight instructors.
“Receiving the Distinguished Cadet award was like someone saying ‘I’m going to take time and let you know how good of a job you did,’” he said, “and that was very emotional. It feels really good.”
The FAA requires commercial drone operators to pass a computer-based aeronautical knowledge test specific to drone operations. The sUAS Remote Pilot License Test Prep Course is an overview class designed to help you prepare for the test for Part 107, the small UAS Rule. Part 107 authorizes commercial drone use without a Section 333 exemption and without a manned aircraft pilots license. The course is taught by qualified instructors with experience in aviation and UAS training. Training is open to both OU students and non-students.
The OU Extended Campus School of Aviation offers a Bachelor of Science degree with four concentrations.
Aviation Management Flying
This concentration trains students to be commercial pilots while also including a general business minor. Students can use their free electives to gain additional flight experience if they so desire.
Aviation Management Non-Flying
This concentration prepares those students who do not wish to enter the industry as a pilot, but who wish to meet the growing demands for management positions within the aviation industry. This option offers a general business minor.
Air Traffic Management
This concentration trains students for the exciting and lucrative career opportunities in the Air Traffic Control profession. In addition to the general education and business coursework, this program provides training in every possible ATC venue.
This concentration prepares students through a multi-engine, commercial rating while also requiring an additional communication course, Turbine Transition, and Crew Resource Management.