Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics – Aeronautical Studies concentration

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

Program Educational Goals:  Consistent with the mission of Kent State University, which states, “We transform lives and communities through the power of discovery, learning, and creative expression in an inclusive environment', the education goals of the Aeronautical Studies program are as follows:

  1. Educational Goal #1: As measured by the class of 2024, at least 80% of students in each program participate in experiential learning opportunities outside the classroom and/or one’s own major
    1. Participation is defined as at least one full semester of active participation
    2. Opportunities include full-semester courses, internships, co-ops, student groups (i.e. high-powered rocket club, precision flight team) or addition of a minor
  2. Educational Goal #2: As measured by the class of 2024 at least 10% of students in each program participate in undergraduate research opportunities.
  3. Educational Goal #3: Increase the four-year graduation rate by 10%.
  4. Educational Goal #4: Increase the six-year graduation rate to match or exceed the University, Kent-campus preponderant rate of 52%.
    1. If a program already exceeds this rate, match or exceed KSU’s Peer High (OU) rate of 63%.
    2. If a program already exceeds this rate, increase by 5% over previous years or maintain rate consistently for three years.

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

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Student Achievement Data

 

Enrollment as of Fall 2020

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Total

20

13

10

7

50

 

Graduation Rates

Term

Cohort

Retention

SO-JR

JR-SR

4 Year

5 Year

6 Year

2010F

6

50.0%

33.3%

50.0%

16.7%

33.3%

50.0%

2011F

9

55.6%

33.3%

22.2%

0.0%

11.1%

22.2%

2012F

2

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

50.0%

50.0%

100.0%

2013F

8

87.5%

75.0%

75.0%

25.0%

25.0%

37.5%

2014F

6

83.3%

66.7%

50.0%

16.7%

33.3%

33.3%

2015F

11

90.9%

81.8%

81.8%

45.5%

54.5%

 

2016F

2

50.0%

50.0%

50.0%

50.0%

   

2017F

7

85.7%

71.4%

42.9%

     

2018F

11

81.8%

72.7%

       

2019F

5

40.0%

         

2020F

9

           

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

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