Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Aviation program leads the industry in providing future flight professionals top-quality instruction in the fields of professional and aviation management. As the only four-year, accredited program in the state, we bring out the best in our future flyers and aviation professionals. More than 90 percent of Aviation graduates report they are working in the field, with many flying as aircrew for domestic and international carriers.

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Career Opportunities

A B.S. in Aviation prepares students for a wide range of career opportunities within the field.  

Depending on interests and degree concentration, job titles could include:  

  • Professional pilot in a corporate, commercial or military setting. 
  • Flight instructor 
  • Airport or airline administrator 
  • Airline dispatcher or air traffic controller 
Effective August 1, 2016, the Aviation programs and courses do not qualify for GI Bill® or VA education benefits. Please consult with the Registrar’s Office for guidance.

Aeronautics Minor

Designed for any major interested in learning the fundamentals of the Aeronautical and Aviation Sciences.

Private Flight Minor

Designed for speaclization in the private flight industry.

Professional Flight Minor

Designed for any major interested in pursuing flight as a profession.

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Aviation Faculty and Staff

Meet the faculty and staff in the Aviation program at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Student Handbook for Aviation

This Student Handbook can help Aviation students answer policy and procedure questions as well as understand some of the unique parts of our program.

AABI Accreditation

The Department of Aviation, as part of our commitment to providing a quality educational experience, has crafted a Bachelor of Science in Aviation which is fully accredited by AABInternational.