Online Professional Pilot Bachelor’s Degree

Elevate your career with a professional pilot degree

Gain the skills and experience to launch your career as a professional pilot in either commercial or private aviation. The Lynn University professional pilot bachelor’s degree online provides a solid foundation that blends the business, management and piloting sides of the aviation industry.

Lynn offers a complete flight-training curriculum that helps you stand out. Earn your pilot degree 100% online, or use your elective courses to pursue flight training and obtain your license and ratings at Lynn’s Burton D. Morgan College of Aeronautics facility in Boca Raton, Florida. You’ll learn from experienced faculty with advanced degrees and Flight Instructor ratings.

This pilot training program 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: Jan. 10–March 4
Learning format: 100% online with optional onsite flight training
Program length: 4 years

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  • “Having the latest technology is important, but it's also a huge financial saving for each student. We can do more in one hour in the simulator than one hour in an airplane at a fraction of the cost.”

    Jeffrey Johnson

    College of Aeronautics, dean

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3K+ students from over 100 countries1 Prepare for a global economy through a curriculum that immerses you in an international community, culture and careers.
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Advance in a growing field

Employment of airline and commercial pilots is projected to grow faster than the average through 2029.4 In addition, airline pilots are among the highest-paying careers in the U.S.5 Whether your goal is to fly commercial, corporate or private, our professional pilot degree prepares you to take on exciting opportunities in a rewarding field.

Here’s what you’ll learn in your online aviation courses:

  • Aviation operations, business, management and history
  • Commercial flight training, aviation law and financial reporting
  • Flight instruction and procedures, technologies and weather mapping
  • How to become an airline pilot
  • Preparation for the rATP ground test

Career opportunities

Qualify for roles in the following areas with a bachelor’s degree in professional piloting:

  • Airline management
  • Fixed-base operator management
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Air interdiction
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Admission and tuition

The enrollment deadline for the Spring 2022 term is coming soon; below are the application deadlines for the Spring 2022 term:

  • Domestic students: Dec. 27
  • International students: Dec. 13

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 professional pilot bachelor’s 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 professional pilot bachelor’s degree 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

3 Apple® and iPad® are registered trademarks of Apple Inc.

4 Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Airline and Commercial Pilots

5 Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Highest-Paying Occupations