At the University of North Dakota's John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, you learn from an international leader in Aerospace Education.
Receive the best possible education and training offered in the most technologically advanced complex for collegiate aviation in the world. Recognized around the world for academic excellence, the Odegard School provides our 1,500 students from around the globe - with an aviation education second to none. We do it with highly qualified, dedicated faculty, state-of-the-art facilities and the world's largest collegiate training fleet of 120 aircraft, including fixed wind airplanes, helicopters and unmanned aircraft vehicles. The Odegard School is highly recognized and respected by aviation industry leaders - making our graduates very marketable.
The nation's first school to offer an undergraduate business degree combined with aviation education and professional training, we offer seven majors in two undergraduate degree programs. A master's program provides graduates with knowledge and skills to prepare them for careers in the aviation industry, aviation-related government jobs, and for further research and development in the field.
Aviation Management Degree - B.B.A. With A Major In Aviation Management
This curriculum is for those students whose career objectives are toward the management and operation of the airside activities of the aviation industry. You'll get a thorough foundation in both aviation and business (the degree is granted by the College of Business and Public Administration). This program is accredited by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). By graduation, you will have earned a minimum of an FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate with Instrument and Multi- Engine Ratings.
Airport Management Degree - B.B.A. With A Major In Airport Management
The Airport Management curriculum is offered to those students seeking employment in administrative positions with companies in and related to the groundside activities of the aviation industry. All aspects of general aviation, air carrier and the total aviation industry will be studied in-depth with sufficient flexibility in courses to allow the student to concentrate in a particular area of the industry such as general aviation operations, airline management, airport administration, or corporate aviation management. Requires a private pilot certificate.
When considering a career aviation, UND's Department of Aviation within the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences should be your choice.
Located in the heartland of the United States, we offer a liberal arts core curriculum combined with a comprehensive professional aviation education.
All-season flight training will make your learning experience at UND exciting, rewarding, and fun. The Aviation Department is known around the world for academic excellence.
Along with our technologically advanced simulators and training fleet, our state-of-the-art facilities provide students with a strong foundation to be successful in the aviation profession.
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Safety Considerations When Choosing a School
There are many considerations to be made when choosing a flight school that will prepare for your career in aviation. The following provides some points of interest you should explore in making your decision about which flight school will provide not only the best, but the safest training available. Do the training aircraft have?
The University Advantage
It all takes place on the campus of a highly respected teaching and research-based university situated on a beautiful 550-acre wooded campus that is home to more than 13,000 students enrolled in nearly 200 fields of study. This true collegiate environment makes our graduates more well-rounded professionals, and ultimately, more well-rounded people which industry prefers.
University life provides students with more than professional training - it allows them to take part in a lively array of social, cultural and recreational activities. Whether your idea of fun is a rousing hockey game, playing in the jazz band or an evening of classical music at the art gallery, you have many choices at UND.
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