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About the Aviation Systems Management Degree Program

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University of Nebraska at Kearney students will be ready for an aviation career from the highest quality collegiate program in the country. The Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Systems Management includes a core grouping of aviation, technical and business courses, as well as your choice of two emphasis areas.

In the Flight Operations emphasis, you will be prepared for a career as a commercial pilot. After completing the degree requirements for the Flight Training program, you will have the opportunity to earn your private pilot’s license, as well as be prepared for the instrument, commercial, multi-engine and flight instructor certificates and ratings.

In the Aviation Support Services emphasis, you will be provided all the preparation necessary to be a manager in any of the numerous aviation related industries. The Aviation Support Services emphasis provides all the career preparation necessary to be a manager in the aviation industry. Graduates have found themselves working as air traffic controllers, airport managers and aviation insurance representatives.


  • Commercial/charter pilot
  • Air traffic controller
  • Aircraft maintenance
  • Flight operations
  • Flight instructors
  • Flight attendant
  • Border patrol
  • Crop sprayer
  • Aviation professor
  • Aerial photographer
  • Dispatch operations and communication
Shota Suzuki

“I am able to meet my friends and classmates at any time. This could mean studying together, having meals together, or joining events. Not only does UNK Housing provide room accommodations, but also study rooms, game rooms, community kitchens, meal plans, large living rooms and more. These are great places to gather at. That’s my favorite part of living at UNK. ”


Shota Suzuki

Aviation Systems Management