B.S. in Aeronautical Sciences Requirements

This program is pending WSCUC Subchange approval.

Group 1. General Education Foundation, Diversification, Structural, and Integrative Requirements in effect Fall 2018-Current

Students may choose to graduate under the General Education Foundation, Diversification, Structural and Integrative requirements and graduation requirements in force at the time they entered the UH System, when they entered UH Hilo, or when they graduate, provided there is no break in enrollment.

Students should meet with their academic advisor to ensure that they enroll in courses that will enable them to meet these requirements as well as requirements for the major and for graduation. Some courses may meet both General Education requirements and major requirements.

The new GE foundations, diversification, structural and integrative requirements and lists of certified courses are posted on the General Education website.

Group 2. Major Requirements and Assigned Credits (74-75 credits)

Required Courses in Aeronautical Sciences (60 Credits)

  • Simulator Courses (6 Credits):

    • AERS 101 Elem Private Pilot Ops I (1)
    • AERS 102 Elem Private Pilot Ops II (1)
    • AERS 220 Elem Multi-Eng Operations (1)
    • AERS 221 Elem Multi-Eng Ops II (1)
    • AERS 340 Advanced Simulated Maneuvers (1)
    • AERS 370 Prep for Single/Multi Eng Flt (1)
  • Aeronautical Sciences Content Courses (24 Credits):

    • AERS 250 Aviation Safety (3)
    • AERS 251 Aviation Weather (3)
    • AERS 260 Aircraft Systems & Instruments (3)
    • AERS 355 Domestic & International Nav (3)
    • AERS 387 Crew Resource Management (1)
    • AERS 471 Airline Operations (3)
    • AERS 472 Pilot Professional Development (3)
    • AERS 473 Leadership as a Pilot (3)
  • Required Courses in Natural Sciences (14-15 Credits)

    • MATH 140 Precalc:Trig/Analytic Geometry (3) or MATH 140X Precalculus (4)
    • GEOG 201 Interp Geog Data (3)
    • PHYS 151 College Physics I (3) -PHYS 151L College Physics I Lab (1)
    • CHEM 151 Elementary Survey of Chemistry (3) -CHEM 151L Elementary Survey of Chem Lab (1)

Select One track and complete the courses for the track below:

  1. Commercial Professional Pilot Training Concentration (CPPT): (30 Credits):
    • AERS 201 Private Pilot License Pre Solo (5)
    • AERS 202 Private Pilot Solo & Checkride (5)
    • AERS 203 Cross Country Single Eng PIC (5)
    • AERS 310 Instrument Basic (3)
    • AERS 311 Instrument Advanced (3)
    • AERS 388 Crew Resource Mgt & Crew Ops (2)
    • AERS 420 Commercial Cert Multi-Engine (5)
    • AERS 421 Commercial Single Eng Add-on (2)

Note: Flight courses are taken with a program approved flight provider

  1. Commercial Aerial Information Technology Concentration (CAIT): (30 Credits):
    • AERS 152 Introduction to UAS (3)
    • AERS 354 UAS Robotics (3)
    • AERS 352 UAS Mission Plans & Simulation (3)
    • AERS 452 UAS Flight (3)
    • GEOG 470 Remote Sensing/Air Photo (3)
    • GEOG 480 Geog Info Sys & Visualization (3)
    • 12 Credits of Elective Courses to be determined with your advisor

Total Semester Hours Required for the B.S. in Aeronautical Sciences

120 credits required.