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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

B.S. Aviation - Aeronautics

Page address: http://ed.mnsu.edu/aviation/major/aeronautics.html
A plan of study must be completed & approved by the Aviation Department Faculty for this emphasis.

Aviation Major Common Core (25 credits)

  • AVIA 101 (3) World of Aviation (AABI 3.3.2.1)
  • AVIA 201 (3) Theory of Flight (AABI 3.3.2.2)
  • AVIA 437 (3) Aviation Safety (AABI 3.3.2.3)
  • AVIA 445 (3) Aviation Human Factors (AABI 3.3.2.3)
  • AVIA 432 (3) Aviation Law General (AABI 3.3.2.4)
  • AVIA 150 (3) Private Pilot (AABI 3.3.2.5)
  • GEOG 217 (4) / AVIA 217 (4) Aviation Weather (AABI 3.3.2.6)
  • AVIA 334 (3) Aviation Management

Required for Aeronautics (choose 48 credits from below)

  • AVIA 102 (3) Aviation Terminology
  • AVIA 151 (2) Private Pilot Flight Lab
  • AVIA 153 (1) Private Pilot Flight Lab II
  • AVIA 201 (3) Theory of Flight
  • AVIA 202 (3) Principles of Navigation
  • AVIA 240 (3) Instrument Pilot
  • AVIA 241 (2) Instrument Pilot Flight Lab
  • AVIA 243 (1) Instrument Pilot Flight Lab II
  • AVIA 250 (3) Commercial Pilot
  • AVIA 251 (2) Commercial Pilot Flight Lab 
  • AVIA 253 (2) Commercial Pilot Flight Lab II
  • AVIA 333 (3) Airline Operations
  • AVIA 336 (3) Basic Aircraft Systems
  • AVIA 337 (3) Avionics
  • AVIA 338 (3) Advanced Aircraft Systems
  • AVIA 339 (3) Aerospace Propulsion
  • AVIA 340 (3) Flight Operations
  • AVIA 343 (3) Airport Management
  • AVIA 344 (3) Airport Operations
  • AVIA 360 (3) Flight Instructor
  • AVIA 361 (1) Initial CFI-Airplane-Multiengine Flight Lab
  • AVIA 362 (1) Add-on CFI-A-Single Engine Flight Lab
  • AVIA 363 (1) CFI-Instrument Airplane Flight Lab
  • AVIA 435 (3) Aviation Law - Transactions
  • AVIA 436 (3) Flight Operations and Procedures
  • AVIA 442 (3) Fundamentals of Air Traffic Control
  • AVIA 443 (3) Aircraft Dispatcher 1 
  • AVIA 444 (3) Aircraft Dispatcher 2
  • AVIA 450 (3) Professional Pilot 
  • AVIA 451 (3) Professional Pilot Course
  • AVIA 455 (3) Aircraft Performance
  • AVIA 458 (3) Aeromedical Factors
  • AVIA 497 (1-12) Aviation Internship
  • AVIA 499 (1-6) Aviation Individual Study

Advising Note - Transfer Students

We require the following classes in the General Education category for our degree program

  • Goal Area 1 (Communication) Required: CMST 102 Public Speaking (3)
  • Goal Area 2 (Critical Thinking) Required: ENG271W Technical Comm (4) or ENG272W Business Comm (4)
  • Goal Area 3 (Natural Science) Required: PHYS101L (3) Introductory Physics (3)
  • Goal Area 4 (Mathematics/Logical Reasoning) Required: MATH 112 College Algebra (4) OR HIGHER
  • Goal Area 5 (History & Social Sciences) Required: Econ201 (3) Macroeconomics
  • Goal Area 6 (Humanities & the Arts) Required: PHIL224W Business Ethics (3)

Advising Note - Level Restrictions

In addition to any course prerequisites listed for the courses below, the department also enforces a course leveling prerequisite. This means that freshmen (those who have earned 0-29.5 semester hours of college credit) may enroll in 100 level courses only, sophomores (completed 30-59.5 semester hours) may enroll in 200 or 100 level courses, juniors (completed 60-89.5 semester hours) may enroll in 300, 200 or 100 level courses and seniors (all students who have earned 90 semester hours) may enroll in 400 level courses or below.

Advising Papers for Aeronautics Major

The Aviation - Aeronautics major must be approved by the Department of Aviation faculty.  See your advisor for guidance with this major.