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Liberty University Offers New Aviation Degrees

Liberty University School of Aeronautics (LUSOA) has added two degrees to its growing academic offerings — a Master of Science (M.S.) in Aeronautics and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Aviation Management. Both programs will be offered beginning this fall and are available through Liberty University Online Programs.

Dr. Julie Speakes, online dean, said the new M.S. program offers four specializations: safety, education, leadership, and a general track.

“The M.S. program is for students who are currently working in aviation and even aviation enthusiasts who want to keep their feet on the ground and not fly,” Speakes said. “The program is also ideal for students who value an education with biblical principles.”

Entrance into the M.S. degree program does not require flight credentials, licenses, prerequisites, or an undergraduate degree in an aviation-related field.

The new B.S. in Aviation Management provides students with a well-rounded education covering many aspects of the aviation industry and, like the M.S. degree, is a non-flight degree program. It is also a great option for pilots who may have lost their required Federal Aviation Administration medical certification.

Speakes said many major commercial and cargo airlines require pilots to have a four-year degree.

“For pilots who have all of their flight credentials but don’t have the academics required for a four-year degree, they can transfer in those credentials and finish up the academic portion through our online program in as little as 2.5 years. If students are entering the field of aviation for the first time, they can complete this degree in as little as 3.5 years.”