Forming Tomorrow's Leaders

Founded in 1927 by Oliver "Lafe" Parks, SLU's Parks College was America's first federally certified school of aviation.

Today, Parks has a worldwide reputation for our aviation and aerospace engineering degree programs. We’ve also emerged as a leader in disciplines such as electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering and computer engineering.

Over the past decade, several global challenges have emerged as opportunities for the engineering and aviation college graduates of Saint Louis University to make a difference, to apply their education in a context that is technically brilliant, socially responsible, and uniquely enterprising, and to ultimately make our world a better, more inclusive place.

What Defines the Parks College Experience?

We hope that as you review this website you get a sense of the overall intellectually vibrant environment that defines the Parks College Experience – dedicated faculty and staff, strong curricula, cutting-edge research, hands-on learning, active collaboration with local and national employers for internships and jobs, as well as an enriching student life.

Not only do we prepare you to be a practitioner, leader, and thinker, but Parks College focuses on the whole person. We care about your values and teach ethical decision making skills – no matter if you’re pursuing an engineering degree or if you are an aviation management major.   

Take the Next Step

We invite you to make an appointment for a personal tour. Visit us to experience the college for yourself. Schedule your appointment today - we look forward to seeing you on campus soon!