Aviation Professional Flight

The Professional Flight degree provides a solid foundation of aeronautical knowledge and piloting skills expected by professional aviation organizations and necessary for success in the aviation industry.

Auburn University is a FAA-approved Part 141 pilot school and flight operations are conducted at the Auburn University Regional Airport (KAUO), which is located less than three miles from campus and easily accessible via the university’s Tiger Transit shuttle service.

This degree, as well as the Aviation Management degree, qualifies for the attainment of the FAA Restricted Airline Transport (R-ATP) certification with as little as 1,000 hours of flying experience.

Degree certifications and ratings include Private Pilot Certification, Instrument Rating, Commercial Pilot Certification, Multi-Engine Rating, Certified Flight Instructor (CFI), CFI with Instrument Rating (CFII), and Multi-Engine Instructor (MEI).  One advanced pilot or flight instructor certification/rating MUST be completed at Auburn and to be Restricted ATP (R-ATP) eligible, the ground and flight training for the instrument rating and commercial pilot certificate must be completed at Auburn.

For more information about Aviation Professional Flight

Aviation Professional Flight Program Website

Careers in Aviation Professional Flight

Aviation Professional Flight Curriculum from AU Bulletin

AVMG 1010 Introduction to Aviation3AVMF 2181 Private Pilot Flight Training II2
AVMF 2150 Principles of Private Flight3ENGL 1120 English Composition II3
AVMF 2171 Private Pilot Flight Training I2SCMH 1010 Concepts of Science4
MATH 1610 Calculus I14COMM 1000 Public Speaking3
ENGL 1100 English Composition I3ECON 2020 Principles of Microeconomics3
 15 15
AVMG 2050 Intro to Unmanned Aircraft Systems3AVMG 2600 Human Factors in Aviation3
AVMF 2230 Principles of Instrument Fligh3AVMF 2250 Principles of Commercial Flight3
AVMF 2241 Instrument Flight Training I2AVMF 2251 Instrument Flight Training II2
PHYS 1000 Foundations of Physics4PHIL 1040 Business Ethics33
HIST 1210 Technology and Civilization I23HIST 1220 Technology And Civilization II23
 15 14
AVMG 3050 Severe and Hazardous Weather Disruptions3AVMG 3600 Aircraft Maintenance Management3
AVMG 3140 Air Transport Industry Development3AVMG 3200 Applied Analysis in Transportation3
AVMF 2261 Commercial Pilot Flight Training I2AVMG 4190 Air Space Management3
AVMG 4810 1AVMF 2271 Commercial Pilot Flight Training II2
SUST 2000 Introduction to Sustainability43AVMF 4271 Multi-Engine Flight Training2
Literature Core Option3AVMF 4400 Applied Aerodynamics and Propulsion Systems3
 15 16
AVMG 4060 Commercial Aviation Safety3AVMG 4200 Air Cargo Operations3
AVMG 5090 Aviation Law and Policy3AVMG 4080 Air Transport Planning3
AVMG 4130 Airport Management3AVMG 5180 Global Air Transportation Management3
AVMF 4280 Principles of Flight Instruction53AVMF 4351 Instrument Flight Instructor Training52
AVMF 4281 Flight Instruction Training53AVMF 4371 Multi-Engine Flight Instructor Training52
 Fine Arts Core Option3
 UNIV 4AA0 University Graduation0
 15 16
Total Hours: 121

Students enrolled in the University Honors College may enroll in the Honors equivalents of any of the core options. 


Course credit for pilot certification/rating will be granted upon evidence of FAA pilot certificate/rating at the time of enrollment.


One advanced pilot or flight instructor certification/rating MUST be completed at Auburn.  Ground and flight training for commercial pilot certificate and instrument rating must be completed at Auburn to be R-ATP eligible.


MATH 1680 may substitute for MATH 1610.


HIST 1010/1020 sequence may substitute for HIST 1210/1220 sequence.


PHIL 1020 may substitute for PHIL 1040.


Any Core Social Science option may substitute for SUST 2000.


Non-CFI students must complete 10 hours of free electives in lieu of flight instruction sequence.

View in AU Bulletin

Last Updated: May 14, 2018