UMES Aviation Sciences Program

Welcome to the web site of the UMES Aviation Sciences Program!

Our program’s educational mission is the preparation of students for challenging and rewarding careers in the aviation industry. The UMES Aviation Sciences program is Maryland’s only four-year, bachelor’s degree program in aviation. We offer a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Science degree with concentrations in Professional Pilot, Aviation Management, Aviation Electronics, and Aviation Software. Job growth in the aviation industry is tremendous, providing outstanding career opportunities for new graduates. Domestic air transportation is expected to grow at a rate of nearly 3% a year through 2036. Our graduates enjoy an excellent placement rate. We have partnerships with industry that provide students with enhanced learning opportunities through co-op’s and internships.

You will have the opportunity to study in an exceptionally beautiful environment conducive to academic pursuits. The comparatively small size of our institution and program allows close, personal interaction and mentoring by the faculty. Our highly diverse student body offers the opportunity to meet and study with students from a wide variety of backgrounds including many international students.

In addition to the 4-year residential program at our Princess Anne campus, we offer students who have completed a 2-year associate degree in aviation at our partner school, the Community College of Baltimore County, or other community college, the opportunity to complete a bachelor’s degree. We also grant academic credit towards the Professional Pilot concentration for previously-earned pilot and flight instructor certificates and ratings.

These pages will show you a good deal about our program, of which we are very proud. We invite you to visit us in Princess Anne, Maryland, to see for yourself what UMES Aviation Sciences has to offer.

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