About CBU Aviation Science
CBU aviation science has been developed for those who have a passion for aviation
in whatever capacity. Do you dream of becoming a pilot? an airport manager or FBO manager? an airline dispatcher? Do you want to be an aviation missionary
or unmanned aerial system operator? Whether you have some aviation experience or none
at all, the majors and courses within the Department of Aviation Science have been
developed with your future success in mind.
The CBU aviation science learning experience is:
→ Hands on
→ Expert led
→ Leadership driven
All aviation science students will graduate with in-depth knowledge of the aviation industry, learning about airlines, airports, FBOs, laws and regulations, labor issues, safety and security, aircraft operating characteristics, aerodynamics, meteorology, international aviation environment, human factors, environmental issues and airline management issues and practices.
Additionally, students will obtain a solid foundation in traditional general education
topics, such as English, history, science and mathematics. Since CBU is a Christian
university, students will also deepen their understanding in Christian studies. Most
importantly, students will graduate with a degree in aviation science from a top-ranked
private Christian college that is accredited by the Western Association of Schools
and Colleges. Students will be in small classes that allow for quality interaction
among students and with the professor. In fact, the average student-faculty ratio
at CBU is 21:1 and 48% of the university's classes have fewer than 20 students.
Our Bridge Agreements
We have pilot pathway agreements with the following airlines:
We have a brand-new fleet of Piper aircraft, allowing us to provide high-quality training in the most advanced glass-cockpit general aviation aircraft. We also have a Boeing 727 and multiple flight simulators.
Our Flight Operations Center
Our Flight Operations Center is a 9,000 square-foot facility located at the Riverside Municipal Airport, containing classrooms, a flight planning room, flight simulators, full kitchen and student lounge. We operate the CBU Flight School, which makes flight training available to anyone who has an interest in learning how to fly at university-level standards.