Online Bachelor’s Degree in Aviation Operations

Master the business of aviation

The field of aeronautics relies on aviation operations professionals with a strong business and leadership background. Gain a valuable blend of management, technology and air transportation skills to advance in a variety of aviation areas.

You can earn your aviation operations degree 100% online, or you can use your electives to pursue flight training and obtain your license and ratings at Lynn University’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. 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 rATP at 1000 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: Aug. 23–Oct. 15
Learning format: 100% online with optional onsite flight training
Program length: 4 years

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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 through 2029.4 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

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 Fall 2021 term is coming soon; applications are due August 9.

Below are the application deadlines for the Spring 2022 term:

  • Domestic students: Dec. 30
  • International students: Dec. 10

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: $325 per credit
Fees: $200
Annual total: $9,950

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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1 Academic statistics as of fall 2020

2 Source: U.S. News and World Report, Best Online Bachelor's Degrees and Best Value

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4 Source: O*NET OnLine, Airfield Operations Specialists