Aviation Science Minors

The Department of Aviation Science offers minors for both aviation and non-aviation majors, designed to enhance your educational experience.


Flight Science

The Flight Science Minor is designed for the non-Flight Science Major who is interested in obtaining flight certificates and ratings. This minor will enable the students to obtain Private Pilot Certificate, Instrument Rating, Commercial Pilot Certificate, and Multiengine Rating.  Enrolling students must possess a Class II FAA Medical Certificate and be able to comply with Transportation Security Administration requirements.

The Flight Science Minor consists of 19 credit hours, which includes flight and ground instruction courses. 

The following courses are required. Note: additional fees apply to all flight courses—contact the Department for current rates. (Not available via distance)

 FSCI 115 - Flight 12
 FSCI 125-  Basic Flight Foundations3
 FSCI 155 Flight 22
 FSCI 215 Flight 32
 FSCI 225 Instrument Flight Foundations3
 FSCI 255 Flight 42
 FSCI 265 Navigation Flight Foundations3
 FSCI 355 Flight 5  2  

Flight Education

The Flight Education Minor can be used to satisfy part of the Flight Science Major requirements. This will allow a student to earn various flight instructor certificates and ratings and participate in a practicum, in which they train primary flight students under the supervision of an experienced flight instructor. The Flight Education Minor consists of 16 credit hours.

Air Traffic Control

Catering to the growing demand for air traffic controllers, SLU offers a minor in air traffic control. The minor provides students with fundamental industry knowledge and technical competency through a mix of classroom instruction from practicing professional air traffic controllers, computer-based instruction and air traffic control laboratory simulation. Students take courses in air traffic control tower and radar operations and procedures.

Students gain hands-on experience in the air traffic control lab which simulates the air traffic control tower environment, radar facilities and communication with pilots.

The Air Traffic Control Minor consists of 16 credit hours:

  • ASCI 102 - Intro to Air Traffic Control: This course provides instruction in basic air traffic control procedures and phraseology used by personnel providing air traffic control services. Students will become familiar with FAA handbooks and regulations that pertain to the operational responsibilities of an air traffic controller. Students will receive hands-on training on air traffic control radar simulators.