Online Bachelor’s Degree in Aviation Operations

Make your career take flight

Master the business of aviation and become a leader in the field of aeronautics with an aviation operations degree from Lynn University. You'll gain a valuable blend of management and operational skills to advance in the general and commercial aviation areas.

Take advantage of an education that can take you anywhere—and that you can take everywhere. At Lynn, you can earn your degree 100% online, or you can use your electives to pursue flight training and obtain your license and ratings at Lynn’s Burton D. Morgan College of Aeronautics facility in Boca Raton, Florida. Lynn offers a comprehensive flight-training curriculum designed to give you a competitive edge. You’ll learn from aviation professionals with extensive experience and flight instructor ratings.

The Lynn University online bachelor’s degree in aviation operations qualifies graduates for the R-ATP at 1,250 hours. Flight training beyond the private pilot certificate must be completed with Lynn to qualify.

Quick facts

Start dates: 3 times a year
Next term: Jan. 9–May 6
Learning format: 100% online with optional onsite flight training
Program length: 4 years

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Learning at Lynn—innovative, global, personalized

3K+ students from over 100 countries

Prepare to work in a global economy through a curriculum that immerses you in an international community, culture and careers.

Highly ranked, technology-driven

Join a school ranked nationally for best online bachelor’s programs and best value by U.S. News & World Report. Access your courses anywhere through iPad®-powered learning.

18:1 student-faculty ratio

Get one-on-one mentoring and support from expert faculty and academic advisers.

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Attend a University recognized by Apple® as a distinguished school for continuous innovation in learning, teaching and the school environment.

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Get ahead in the growing air transportation field

Employment of airfield operations specialists is projected to grow faster than the average for all occupations through 2030. Equip yourself with a valuable skill set to meet this demand, while developing basic business skills you can use in any career or industry.

Here’s what you’ll study in the bachelor’s degree in aviation operations:

  • Management, leadership, business analytics and operations management
  • Aircraft operations, air traffic basics and aviation technologies, regulations and laws
  • Aviation history, emergency cabin training, weather and operations
  • Primary flight theory and aviation safety

Here’s how we’ll support you

As a student, you will be assigned a student success manager who will serve as your primary point of contact throughout the program—from course registration to tracking your progress. Learn more about the support you’ll receive from your student success manager.

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Career opportunities

Prepare for aviation operations jobs in areas such as:

  • Airport management
  • Airline management
  • Fixed-base operation management
  • Professional piloting
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Admission and tuition

The enrollment deadline for the Spring 2023 term is coming soon; below are the application deadlines for the Spring 2023 term:

  • Domestic students: Dec. 26
  • International students: Dec. 26

Candidates must provide the following:

  • Completed application
  • Personal statement
  • Official transcripts

To get started, create a profile for Lynn's personalized application portal and fill out an application.

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Online Bachelor of Science in Aviation Operations tuition: $375 per credit
Fees: $200
Annual total: $11,450

Cost estimates are based on completion of 120 total credits (30 credits per year). Instructional material fees are a one-time charge and do not apply to students who reside internationally or who provide their own iPad and required apps. Some programs and courses may have additional costs.

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Earning your online bachelor’s in aviation operations at Lynn may be more affordable than you expect. Explore scholarship, grant and loan opportunities to find out how much you could save.

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Best online bachelor's programs and best value: Source: U.S. News and World Report, Best Online Bachelor's Degrees and Best Value

Employment and career advancement: Actual outcomes vary by geographic area, previous work experience and opportunities for employment. Lynn University cannot guarantee employment placement or career advancement.

Job outlook: Source: O*NET OnLine, Airfield Operations Specialists

Number of Lynn students: Academic statistics as of Spring 2022