Aviation Studies, BMS

University of Nebraska at Omaha

  • Fully Online
  • 120
  • $259.00
  • $411.00

Why Pursue This Program

The online Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies (BMS) degree with an area of concentration in Aviation Studies along with the nationally recognized University of Nebraska at Omaha Aviation Institute offers high-quality programs featuring full-time and adjunct faculty who are nationally recognized authorities in the field of aviation.

Why choose this program:

  • Internship programs are available to gain hands-on experience in the field
  • Student organizations are offered to help connect with other students who share the same passion
  • Scholarship opportunities are available to students pursuing a career in aviation

Students may receive up to 21 credit hours for FAA flight certificates and ratings:

  • 12 credit hours may be used in secondary fields
  • 6 credit hours may be used in elective fields
  • 3 credit hours may be used in the concentration

Career Outlook: In the case of airline and commercial pilots, over the next 10 years, many pilots are expected to retire as they reach the required retirement age of 65 providing many job openings to new pilots. The annual median pay for an airline or commercial pilot is $105,720 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2016). An air traffic controller, who coordinates the movement of aircraft to maintain safe distances between them, makes about $122,410 median annual pay (2016).

Potential career paths following graduation may include:

  • Professional pilot
  • Airport administration
  • Corporate and general aviation
  • Operations management
  • Airline operations
  • Safety and security
  • Federal government
  • Dispatch
  • Air traffic control

Note: This program does not qualify for the Restricted ATP Certificate.

More about the Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies degree (BMS):
Nationally ranked as one of the top bachelor's programs in the United States from U.S. News and World Report, the Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies degree (BMS) is a flexible, individualized degree program. In determining these rankings, U.S. News assesses programs on four general categories: student engagement; faculty credentials and training; student services and technology; and peer reputation. The adaptable nature of the program provides students with the opportunity to design a personalized degree tailored to meet individual career goals, satisfy personal aspirations or prepare for graduate studies. This online degree program accepts transfer credit from all regionally accredited colleges and universities, as well as non-traditional credit from formal training experiences that have been evaluated and approved by specific agencies and committees.

What's it like to take a program online?

Quality learning experience

The University of Nebraska has offered distance education courses for more than 100 years so you can expect a quality, rigorous experience. Online courses are often highly interactive with faculty and students communicating through e-mail, discussion forums and chat groups. You’ll have direct access to world-class faculty – researchers who are experts in their fields or practitioners with real-world experience. Also, you’ll be part of a community of learners and can benefit from the perspectives of students from across the globe.


Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes wherever is convenient to you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. You aren’t tied to a specific class time.

Service you expect from a leading University

Online learners at the University of Nebraska have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. An academic adviser will guide you along your journey, library services are available to help you excel in your program and career services are available when you are ready to take your next step. These are just a few of the services in place to help you succeed.

About Faculty

University of Nebraska online courses are taught by expert faculty who embody the qualities resulting from research experience and professional/field experience. Students learn from faculty with a variety of backgrounds, many of whom are published researchers in their fields. NU faculty who teach online do so in a way that optimizes learning within the online modality and because technology enables students to access education they may otherwise may not be able to pursue.