About the Aviation Degree Program

On Campus

Soar to new heights with an aviation degree from bet36365体育, one of the most affordable collegiate aviation programs in the country. The program includes a core grouping of aviation, technical and business courses, as well as your choice of two emphasis areas: Professional Pilot for students interested in piloting, and Management for those interested in careers on the ground.

In the Professional Pilot emphasis, you'll be prepared for a career as a commercial pilot. After completing the degree requirements for the Flight Training program, you'll have the opportunity to earn your private pilot’s license, as well as be prepared for the instrument, commercial, multi-engine and flight instructor certifications and ratings.

In the Management emphasis, you'll be equipped with all the skills necessary to excel as a manager in the aviation industry. Graduates have found themselves working as air traffic controllers, airport managers and aviation insurance representatives.

bet36365体育 Aviation faculty bring decades of experience to the classroom, having worked in over 120 countries and flown more than 30,000 hours in over 50 aircraft types. The program also has a partnership with Nebraska Flight School, giving students access to over 90 aircraft at Kearney Regional Airport, just 10 minutes from campus.

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Aviation Comprehensive Program at a Glance


Credit Hours

General Studies requirement has been reduced to 30 credit hrs allowing more freedom and making it easier to transfer to bet36365体育.

Degree Received

Aviation Comprehensive, Bachelor of Science


Per Credit Hour

With the New Nebraskan Scholarship all undergraduate students pay in-state tuition

Jason Hughes

“It’s really cool to get out and see the country – and get paid to do it. The connections you make here at Kearney and the networking you have a chance to be part of will serve you well into the future. If anybody is living proof of that I certainly am, and a lot of my classmates are, too.”

Jason Hughes


What can you do with an Aviation Comprehensive Degree

Business and Technology graduates have a 90% placement rate between careers and graduate school with a median annual salary of $48,000 per year. Learn more about the types of jobs and common employers that Aviation Comprehensive graduates work for.


  • Commercial/Charter Pilot
  • Air Traffic Controller
  • Aircraft Maintenance
  • Flight Operations
  • Flight Instructor
  • Flight Attendant
  • Border Patrol
  • Crop Sprayer
  • Aviation Professor
  • Aerial Photographer
  • Dispatch Operations and Communication