Bachelor’s Degree in Aviation

Henderson's Department of Aviation is Arkansas' only university program that offers a four-year Bachelor of Science degree specifically in aviation. We prepare students for the professional aviation workplace.

  • The Professional Pilot Track provides students with zero flight experience with the education and flight training required to become a professional pilot for an airline or corporation.
  • The Aviation Management Track is for students interested in working at the management level in the aviation industry without being a commercial pilot.

Hallmarks of our Program

  • Private and Commercial Pilot Certificates
  • Instrument and Multi-Engine Ratings
  • Flight Instructor Certificate
  • Restricted Airline Transport Pilot Qualification
  • Drone Certificate
  • Highly Experienced Faculty

Career Opportunities

  • Airline Pilot
  • Corporate Pilot
  • Air Traffic Controller
  • Airline Dispatcher
  • Airline Management
  • Airport Management
  • Fixed Base Operations Management


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Rich Wyman
Director of Aviation

Caplinger Airway Science Academic Center
586 North 10th Street
HSU Box 7611
(870) 230-5585