Online Professional Pilot Bachelor’s Degree

Elevate your career with a professional pilot degree

Gain the skills and experience to make your potential soar and launch your career as a pilot in either commercial or general 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. You'll complete courses building the knowledge skillset for pilot training.

After earning your certificates and ratings, are you ready for the final challenge? Get your professional pilot bachelor’s degree.

How it works

Lynn translates your FAA certificates and ratings into college credit for the ground classes you’ve already completed—saving you time and money. Earning your degree helps you accelerate your career and makes you the candidate that stands out.

Quick facts

Start dates: 3 times a year
Next term: Jan. 8–May 6
Learning format: 100% asynchronous online. Learn around your schedule.
Program length: 4 years

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Upcoming start dates

Learning at Lynn—innovative, global, personalized

3K+ students from over 101 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.

Apple Distinguished School

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

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Advance in a growing field

Employment of airline and commercial pilots is projected to grow faster than the average for all occupations through 2030. In addition, airline pilots are among the highest-paying careers in the U.S. 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 R-ATP ground test

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

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 is coming soon; view upcoming start dates and application deadlines.

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: $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 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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Notes and conditions - PLEASE READ

Apple trademark: Apple® and iPad® are registered trademarks of Apple Inc.

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.

Highest-paying occupations: Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Highest-Paying Occupations

Job outlook: Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Airline and Commercial Pilots

Number of Lynn students: Academic statistics as of Spring 2022