soar to new heights with a degree in Aviation Science!


As the only four-year collegiate aviation education program in the State of North Carolina, it offers a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Aviation Science with the following concentrations: 

ECSU’s Aviation Science program is among few aviation education programs offered at HBCUs across the nation. The program will continue to offer the most relevant curriculum to meet the general education and aviation education needs of the students, the community and the industries it serves. The aviation degree program and the specializations are designed to prepare students for the rigorous employment demands of the highly competitive aviation and aerospace industries.

The Aviation Science program offer students a comprehensive education in their chosen aviation area of study. This high quality, unique program in aviation is attractive to a broad range of potential students, from traditional-aged college students through community college transfer students, members of the Coast Guard or other branches of the military, and other adults in the area who have completed some college-level work but have not yet earned a four-year degree.

With an integrated comprehensive four-year collegiate Aviation program, the curriculum is designed to give the skills and experience to achieve ones dream of becoming an aviation professional.


To provide quality aviation education to a diverse student body by offering specializations in areas relevant to the highly competitive aerospace/aviation industry.


The Aviation Science Program, the only of its kind in the state of North Carolina, seeks to become a model aviation education program for others in the state and nation. The program will be a significant provider of aviation and aerospace educated workforce for the state of North Carolina, specifically the northeast region.

Aviation Science Program Educational Goals

Program Educational Objectives (coded as PEO1 to PEO4):

The B.S. in Aviation Science will produce graduates who will:

  • PEO1:  Demonstrate the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities required to obtain an entry level position in the aviation/aerospace industry or pursue an advanced education in graduate studies.
  • PEO2:  Exhibit adherence to professional standards with a consistent level of safety and ethical behavior.
  • PEO3:  Apply new ideas and technology as the aviation industry continues to evolve; supporting lifelong learning.

For Graduates of the Aviation Management Concentration, in addition to the three initial PEOs above will:

  •  PEO4:  Evaluate the expanding role of aviation as it relates to and interacts within a global business environment.

For Graduates of the Flight Education Concentration, in addition to the three initial PEOs above will:

  • PEO4:  Evaluate the expanding role of aviation as it relates to professional pilot progression within either commercial or corporate flight services.

Student Learning Outcomes

The Aviation Science Program adopted the SLOs defined in AABI 201 3.3.1 and coded below as SLO1 to SLO11:

  • SLO1:  Apply mathematics, science, and applied sciences to aviation-related disciplines
  • SLO2:  Analyze and interpret data
  • SLO3:  Work effectively on multi-disciplinary and diverse teams
  • SLO4:  Make professional and ethical decisions
  • SLO5:  Communicate effectively, using both written and oral communication skills
  • SLO6:  Engage in and recognize the need for life-long learning
  • SLO7:  Assess contemporary issues
  • SLO8:  Use the techniques, skills, and modern technology necessary for professional practice
  • SLO9:  Assess the national and international aviation environment
  • SLO10:  Apply pertinent knowledge in identifying and solving problems
  • SLO11:  Apply knowledge of business sustainability to aviation issues

Aviation Management Concentration (AVMN) Outcomes:

  • Students will demonstrate a working knowledge of course material in the concentration; specifically, those focused on corporate, airline, and airport management
  • Students will describe and detail all aspects of how the aviation industry and its governing agencies are organized and communicate

Flight Education Concentration (FLED) Outcomes:

  • Students will complete the certification requirements to become a commercial, instrument rated pilot.
  • Students will acquire a practical working knowledge of aviation flight technology, including aircraft operation and management, Federal Aviation Regulations that apply to flight operations, and issues that affect the flight environment.


What Can You Do With a College Degree in Aviation Science? 

  • Certified  Flight Instructor 
  • Ground Instructor
  • Pilot: Corporate/Commercial/Military
  • Air Traffic Controller Tower/Radar
  • Flight Coordinator/Dispatcher
  • Flight Service Station Specialist
  • Aviation Electronics Technologist
  • UAS and Payload Operator 
  • Aviation Policy Administrator
  • FBO Manager


For more information, Contact: 

Dr. Kuldeep Rawat, Chairperson
Phone: 252-335-3846 | Email: ksrawat@ecsu.edu