Aeronautics, Aeronautical Studies, BS | College of Aeronautics and Engineering | Kent State University

Aeronautics, Aeronautical Studies, BS

The objective of the Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics, Aeronautical Studies is to prepare students for professional careers in aviation which require not only foundational knowledge of aviation but also specialized knowledge from associated disciplines.

Study Outcomes

  1. Students shall demonstrate a thorough understanding of fundamental concepts and practices in the aviation industry.
  2. Students shall possess an understanding of safety, strategic planning, organizational operations, and have the skills and attributes for applying the concepts to professional aviation organizations.
  3. Students shall have the ability to specialize in numerous areas of aviation.

View Overview (including Admission Requirements), Program Requirements, and Roadmap for the BS degree in Aeronautics, Aeronautical Studies

Program Assessment Measures Employed

Student:

  • Internship feedback
  • Senior exit surveys
  • Aeronautics Dropbox submissions
  • Student Surveys of Instruction
  • Reflective essays from internships
  • Surveys from Mock Interviewing and Networking Event
  • Surveys from Safety Day
  • Capstone reflective essays
  • Capstone focus groups
  • First Year Experience focus groups
  • Professional Development Focus Groups
  • Course Data Reports

Faculty:

  • Faculty and staff meeting minutes
  • Feedback from attendance at various professional meetings
  • Course Data Reports

Industry:

  • Employee surveys
  • Aeronautics Advisory Board feedback
  • Employer Surveys
  • Internship employee feedback
  • Surveys from Mock Interviewing and Networking Event
  • Surveys from Safety Day
  • Industry Focus Groups

Alumni:

  • Surveys

Program Specific:

  • Weekly flight training operations staff meeting
  • Certified Flight Instructor cross-check
  • Phase check rides
  • Certified Flight Instructor candidate review boards
  • Flight operations manual quizzes
  • Phase quizzes
  • Flight instructor evaluations of the program
  • Individual flight instructor performance evaluations 

Enrollment, Graduation and Employment Data

Enrollment as of Fall 2018:

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Total

14

9

16

44

83

Graduation rates: This is the 6-year graduation rate expressed as the (number of graduates) and percentage of those who started the program.

2018

2017

2016

(2) 100%

(1) 11.1%

(3) 50.0%

Graduates of this program have found employment with the following types of companies:

  • The Federal Aviation Administration
  • Constant Aviation
  • NetJets
  • United States Armed Forces