Important Information for Future Students Interested in a Career as a Pilot

Prospective B.S., Professional Pilot Majors 

Thank you for your interest in Kent State University’s B.S., in Aeronautics, Professional Pilot program. We are excited to welcome a new cohort of 120 students to the fall 2023 Professional Pilot concentration of the Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics program.  

At this time, the the fall 2023 cohort is at capacity. 

The foundation of the Professional Pilot program is the 1:1 instruction with a Certified Flight Instructor and in an aircraft. This individualized instruction is imperative to the students’ academic, personal, and professional success.  Given our growth and the demand it places on our resources, the fall 2023 cohort of students should expect to begin flying in the second year of the program. As part of the Kent State welcome package, admitted students will be given the necessary information to make the best decision regarding their acceptance of admission into Kent State University’s B.S., Aeronautics, Professional Pilot concentration. Once admitted, Fall 2023 PROP students will work in partnership with their academic advisor to determine a plan for success to ensure their most timely graduation.   

If you are unable to declare the Professional Pilot concentration before the cohort limit is reached, we encourage you to explore other concentrations offered within the Aeronautics major.    

You may consider the following areas of study:  

Updated: February 15, 2023 

Still interested in a career as a pilot? 

 We invite students interested in careers as pilots to explore the B.S., Aeronautical Studies program with Pilot Career Focus.  

  • While we hope that additional Professional Pilot spots may open in the future, there is no guarantee that any student who chooses to pursue a degree in Aeronautical Studies, Pilot Career Focus will be able to transfer into the Professional Pilot major at a later date.

Learn more about the B.S., Aeronautical Studies, Pilot Career Focus program 

Updated: March 22, 2023