Minnesota State Mankato is accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI). Additionally, the B.S. Aviation, Professional Flight emphasis area is certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to receive the maximum time reduction allowed toward the Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate. Graduates of these programs are eligible for a Restricted ATP certificate at 1,000 flight hours.

About the Bachelor of Science in Aviation Program

Our B.S. in Aviation leverages experienced, highly credentialed faculty and state-of-the-art simulation to prepare pilots and aviation professionals for a wide variety of aviation careers now and in the future.

Aviation BS Aeronautics

The program combines all elements of a substantive university education with aviation, flight, and management components to graduate well prepared aviation professionals.

Aviation BS Aviation Management

The Aviation Management program prepares you for management positions in the aerospace industry.

Aviation BS Professional Flight

The MNSU Professional Flight B.S. program prepares you for careers in flight operations in both the general aviation and the air carrier segments of the aviation industry.

Application & Program Requirements

Required courses include: World of Aviation, Theory of Flight, Aviation Human Factors and Weather.

5 Reasons for Aviation, B.S.

The Aviation program at Minnesota State University, Mankato prides itself on its quality program and repution. Read more on why you should consider this program to launch your future career.

Aviation Advising

We have a professional advisor to help students choose classes, connect them to resources and navigate the various departments across Minnesota State University. 

Aviation Partners

Our program is proud partners with many local and world-wide well known aviation companies that strength our offerings.