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Aviation

BS - Aviation

The curriculum provides a four-year pattern of course work for those interested in the several different aspects of aviation. In addition to the required course work in general education, aviation, science and business, the student has the opportunity to choose one of four options - Professional Flight, Operations, Aviation Management, or Maintenance Management.

University Graduation Requirements

Students must complete all residency, curriculum, unit, and GPA requirements as outlined in the Graduation Requirements section of the Policies and Procedures.

4-Year Program Roadmap

Students may find a roadmap for this program here. These roadmaps are an advising tool that outlines a path of courses a student can take to complete requirements for graduation. Roadmaps should be used in consultation with the catalog and your advisor to identify additional requirements for completing the major (for example course grade minimums).

Major Exceptions

This degree program meets certain University Requirements through approved major modifications. Please see the Major Exceptions area in the Policy and Procedures section of this catalog to identify the specific adjustments for this degree program or contact your major advisor for more details.

Major-Specific Graduation Requirements

All courses in the Preparation and Required in Major (all courses in preparation, core, and concentration) must be completed with a grade of "C- or better".


Course Requirements

University Graduation Requirements27
Core Lower Division General Education15
Of the 39 units required by the university, 24 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Courses that meet GE Areas A1, A2, A3 or B4 must be passed with a "C-" or better to meet the requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.
Upper Division General Education
Of the 9 units required by the university, 9 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Consult with major advisor for details.
American Institutions12
Coursework shown below for the 6 units required by the university are double counted within GE. Other courses do meet the American Institutions requirement, but may not include additional GE areas. Consult with major advisor for details.
AMS 001A. American CivilizationM46
AMS 001B. American CivilizationM56
Physical Education
Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement
At SJSU, students must pass both the SJSU Writing Skills Test (WST) and a 100W course. For additional information on the WST, please see http://testing.sjsu.edu/wst. Exceptions to the GWAR may be found at http://info.sjsu.edu/gwar.html.
A grade of C or better (C- not accepted) is required to meet graduation requirement.
Preparation for the Major22
BUS2 090. Business Statistics3
CHEM 001A. General ChemistryB1+B35
MATH 071. Calculus for Business and AviationB43
MATH 30 or MATH 30P may be used in lieu of MATH 71
Complete one sequence from:
Physics A
PHYS 002A. Fundamentals of PhysicsB1+B34
PHYS 002B. Fundamentals of PhysicsB1+B34
Physics B
PHYS 050. General Physics/MechanicsB1+B34
PHYS 051. General Physics/Electricity and MagnetismB1+B34
Students may use PHYS 2B instead of PHYS 51
Complete one course from:
BUS1 020. Financial Accounting3
BUS1 020N. Survey of Accounting3
Requirements of the Major71
To qualify for a baccalaureate degree in Aviation, students must earn a grade of "C-" or better in each required major and preparation course.
Core Courses24
AVIA 078. Introduction to Aviation Management3
AVIA 128. Aviation Safety and Security3
AVIA 141. Human Factors in the Aviation Environment3
AVIA 173. Aviation Law3
AVIA 190. Senior Capstone Seminar3
BUS3 186. Professional and Business EthicsS3
TECH 198. Technology and CivilizationV3
ENGR 100W. Engineering ReportsZ+R3
Specialized Courses47
Choose one of the following options.
Operations47
AVIA 002. Introduction to Aviation3
AVIA 031. Aircraft Theory and Design3
AVIA 042. Aircraft Systems3
AVIA 043. Propulsion Theory3
AVIA 062. Instrument Flight Techniques3
AVIA 068. Avionics and Airborne Communication3
AVIA 073. Air Traffic Control3
AVIA 091. Aircraft Turbine Engines3
AVIA 112. Professional Commercial Pilot3
AVIA 176. Airline Operations and Management3
AVIA 178. Airport Planning and Management3
AVIA 193. Aerodynamics3
AVIA 194. Pilot Avionics and General Aviation Systems3
METR 110. Aviation Meteorology3
Choose one course from:
AVIA 177. General Aviation Operations and Management3
AVIA 179. Advanced Airport Planning and Management3
AVIA 195. Internship with the Aviation Industry1-6
Major Elective2
Professional Flight47
AVIA 002. Introduction to Aviation3
AVIA 003. Introduction to Private Pilot Part 141 Flight2
AVIA 031. Aircraft Theory and Design3
AVIA 042. Aircraft Systems3
AVIA 043. Propulsion Theory3
AVIA 062. Instrument Flight Techniques3
AVIA 063. Instrument Rating Part 141 Flight2
AVIA 068. Avionics and Airborne Communication3
AVIA 073. Air Traffic Control3
AVIA 091. Aircraft Turbine Engines3
AVIA 112. Professional Commercial Pilot3
AVIA 113. Commercial Professional Pilot Part 141 Flight2
AVIA 176. Airline Operations and Management3
AVIA 193. Aerodynamics3
AVIA 194. Pilot Avionics and General Aviation Systems3
METR 110. Aviation Meteorology3
Major Elective2
Aviation Management47
AVIA 002. Introduction to Aviation3
AVIA 031. Aircraft Theory and Design3
AVIA 042. Aircraft Systems3
AVIA 043. Propulsion Theory3
AVIA 073. Air Traffic Control3
AVIA 176. Airline Operations and Management3
AVIA 177. General Aviation Operations and Management3
AVIA 178. Airport Planning and Management3
AVIA 179. Advanced Airport Planning and Management3
BUS1 170. Fundamentals of Finance3
BUS5 146. Global Project Management3
ECON 001B. Principles of Economics: MicroeconomicsD14
URBP 136. Intro to Land Use and Urban Planning4
Complete two courses from:
BUS3 150. Fundamentals of Human Resource Management3
BUS3 151. Labor Relations3
BUS5 167. Managing Environmental Issues3
AVIA 195. Internship with the Aviation Industry1-6
Maintenance Management47
Airframes and Powerplants (A&P) coursework30
In order to complete this option, a student must complete an AS-level FAA-approved maintenance programs at an accredited community college, such as those listed below, prior to beginning upper division coursework. See department for more information.
Additional Courses Taken at SJSU17
AVIA 176. Airline Operations and Management3
BUS5 141. Procurement and Supply Management3
ECON 001B. Principles of Economics: MicroeconomicsD14
ISE 155. Supply Chain Engineering3
TECH 145. Lean Manufacturing3
Major Elective1

Total Units:120