Fly, Control, and Manage Like a Champion

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.

Brennan Jackson - Distinguished Cadet

OU School of Aviation Studies Students Named Distinguished Cadets

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.

Brennan and Will embody what it means to be professional aviators and were recognized for their efforts as they were named American Airlines Distinguished Cadets.

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Will Finamore - Distinguished Cadet
sUAS training

Get your sUAS remote pilot license

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.

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Areas of Concentration

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.

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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.

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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. 

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Professional Pilot

This concentration prepares students through a multi-engine, commercial rating while also requiring an additional communication course, Turbine Transition, and Crew Resource Management.

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Nationally and Internationally Accredited

University Aviation Association
AAB International
Higher Learning Commission