Aviation: Professional Pilot Track, B.S.

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Minimum Total Credit Hours: 125

Minimum Upper-Division Hours: 40

Overall GPA - Combined and OU: 2.25

Major GPA - Combined and OU: 2.25

Program Code: B090 P536

Major Requirements

Aviation majors must earn a minimum grade of C in aviation courses to be considered passing and move to the next requirement.

Lower-Division Requirements (12 hours)
AVIA 1111Aviation Orientation1
AVIA 1113Introduction to Aviation3
AVIA 1222Primary Flying2
AVIA 2231Advanced Flying1
AVIA 2341Secondary Flying1
AVIA 2513The History of Aviation3
AVIA 2613Aviation Safety3
Upper-Division Requirements (34 hours)
AVIA 3013Career Development for Aviation Professionals3
AVIA 3103Flight Deck Environmental Issues3
AVIA 3113Commercial Aviation3
AVIA 3133Fundamentals of Instrument Flight3
AVIA 3572Instrument Flying2
AVIA 3581Multi-Engine Flying1
AVIA 4313Turbine Transition3
AVIA 4423Crew Resource Management3
AVIA 4552Commercial Flying2
AVIA 4663Survey of Aerospace Ethical Issues3
AVIA 4713Senior Capstone3
AVIA 4983Airline Management3
Total Credit Hours46

Major Support

Basic Business (15 hours)
ACCT 2113Fundamental Financial Accounting3
ECON 1113Principles of Economics-Macro (Core III-SS)3
ECON 1123Principles of Economics-Micro (Core III-SS)3
ECON 2843Elements of Statistics3
or PSY 2003 Understanding Statistics
MIS 2113Computer-Based Information Systems3
Business Upper-Division Requirements (6 hours)
MGT 3013Principles of Organization and Management3
MGT 3513Human Resource Management Practice3
Total Credit Hours21


Students are not required to complete all electives listed, but may choose to do so for additional training.

Additional Requirements

  • Maintaining less than a 2.25 GPA, or failure to complete the required math sequence each semester will result in academic probation.
  • The maximum number of aviation hours accepted by transfer is twelve.
  • A maximum of nine hours of aviation may be accomplished through advanced standing.
  • A total of 40 hours of OU coursework must be completed to receive a baccalaureate degree.
  • A total of 55 hours of liberal arts coursework is required.
  • A maximum of 32 hours of correspondence courses will be accepted.


Students are not required to complete all electives listed below, but may choose to do so for additional training.

AVIA 1313Introduction to Unmanned Aerial Systems3
AVIA 3111Advanced Flight Maneuvers1
AVIA 3333Survey of Aviation Law3
AVIA 3513Airport Operations Management3
AVIA 4113CFI Seminar3
AVIA 4602Flight Instructor-Airplane2
AVIA 4613Instrument Flight Instructor3
AVIA 4622Multiengine Flight Instructor2
AVIA 4803Aviation Mental Health: Psychological Implications for Air Transportation3
AVIA 4990Special Studies in Aviation1-4

General Education and College Requirements

Courses taken to fulfill the University General Education Requirements must be chosen from the approved General Education course list published in the Class Schedule or at http://www.ou.edu/gened/courses.

Core Area I: Symbolic and Oral Communications
ENGL 1113Principles of English Composition (Core I)3
ENGL 1213Principles of English Composition (Core I)3
or EXPO 1213 Expository Writing
COMM 1113Principles of Communication3
or COMM 2613 Public Speaking
COMM 2213Interpersonal Communication3
Language (Core I) 10-10
MATH 1643Functions and Modeling for Business, Life and Social Sciences3
MATH 1743Calculus I for Business, Life and Social Sciences 23
Core Area II: Natural Science
Choose one of the following:4
General Physics for Non-Science Majors (Core II)
Any approved Chemistry, Physics, or Zoology course (Core II)
METR 1014Introduction to Weather and Climate (Core II)4
METR 2603Severe and Unusual Weather3
Core Area III: Social Science 3
P SC 1113American Federal Government (Core III)3
Core Area IV: Arts & Humanities
HIST 1483United States to 1865 (Core IV)3
or HIST 1493 United States, 1865 to the Present
One course from one of the following 3 fields (Core IV) must be upper-division:
Choose one Artistic Forms course3
Choose one Western Culture course3
Choose one World Culture course3
Core Area V: First Year Experience
Choose one course3
Total Credit Hours47-57

Free Electives

11 hours if exempt from language; 1 hour if language must be taken. Free electives may include specialized aviation courses. A combined maximum of five hours of physical education activity courses may be used to meet degree requirements.

Information Concerning General Rules, Regulations and Minimum Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees

Total Hours: A minimum of 120 semester hours acceptable toward graduation must be completed.
Upper-Division Hours: A minimum of 40 upper- division semester hours acceptable toward graduation must be completed. OU courses numbered 3000 or above are upper- division. Transfer work is counted as lower-division or upper-division credit depending on the level at which it was offered at the institution where it was earned. Two-year college work is accepted only as lower-division credit.
Senior Institution Hours: A minimum of 60 semester hours applied toward graduation must be earned at senior (4-year) institutions.

  • A minimum of two semesters must be spent in residence in the College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences.
  • At least 36 of the last 48 hours must be completed in residence at OU.

Individual Studies: No more than six hours of independent study or directed readings may be applied toward degree requirements.
Grade Point Averages: Students must earn a minimum overall 2.25 for each of the following: Combined Retention GPA (all college grades), OU Retention GPA, GPA for all major courses, and GPA for all major courses taken at OU.

Suggested Semester Plan of Study

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
ENGL 1113 Principles of English Composition (Core I) 3
MATH 1643 Functions and Modeling for Business, Life and Social Sciences 3
AVIA 1111 Aviation Orientation 1
AVIA 1113 Introduction to Aviation 3
AVIA 1222 Primary Flying 2
First-Year Experience (Core V) 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
ENGL 1213
Principles of English Composition (Core I)
or Expository Writing
MATH 1743 Calculus I for Business, Life and Social Sciences 3
COMM 1113
Principles of Communication
or Public Speaking
AVIA 2231 Advanced Flying 1
AVIA 2513 The History of Aviation 3
ECON 1113 Principles of Economics-Macro (Core III) 3
 Credit Hours16
First Semester
METR 1014 Introduction to Weather and Climate (Core II) 4
ACCT 2113 Fundamental Financial Accounting 3
AVIA 2341 Secondary Flying 1
AVIA 3133 Fundamentals of Instrument Flight 3
ECON 2843
Elements of Statistics
or Understanding Statistics
HIST 1483
United States to 1865 (Core IV)
or United States, 1865 to the Present
 Credit Hours17
Second Semester
ECON 1123 Principles of Economics-Micro 3
PHYS 1114 General Physics for Non-Science Majors (Core II) 4
AVIA 2613 Aviation Safety 3
AVIA 3113 Commercial Aviation 3
AVIA 3572 Instrument Flying 2
 Credit Hours15
First Semester
METR 2603 Severe and Unusual Weather 3
MIS 2113 Computer-Based Information Systems 3
AVIA 3013 Career Development for Aviation Professionals 3
AVIA 4552 Commercial Flying 2
AVIA 4663 Survey of Aerospace Ethical Issues 3
P SC 1113 American Federal Government (Core III) 3
 Credit Hours17
Second Semester
COMM 2213 Interpersonal Communication 3
MGT 3013 Principles of Organization and Management 3
AVIA 3103 Flight Deck Environmental Issues 3
AVIA 3581 Multi-Engine Flying 1
Western Culture (Core IV) 3
Free Elective 2
 Credit Hours15
First Semester
MGT 3513 Human Resource Management Practice 3
AVIA 4313 Turbine Transition 3
AVIA 4983 Airline Management 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
Artistic Forms (Core IV) 3
AVIA 4713 Senior Capstone 3
AVIA 4423 Crew Resource Management 3
World Culture - Upper-Division (Core IV) 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours125
  • For those students who did not successfully complete two years of the same language in high school, ten hours of free electives will be replaced with two semesters of the same college-level language.
  • This plan of study should not be used in lieu of academic advisement.