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Aviation Studies, BMS

Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Aviation Studies

pilots in cockpit

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.

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.

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The University of Nebraska offers some of the most affordable tuition rates in the region, particularly for our online programs. Explore the array of funding options to finance your education in a way that makes sense for you.

Online tuition rates are calculated by credit hour and college offering the course and, because the University of Nebraska is a public institution supported by Nebraska taxpayers, Nebraska residents may receive a lower tuition rate than out-of-state students.

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We believe cost should not be a barrier to accessing higher education, even for online programs. Financial aid and scholarships are available for many students. Please see the Paying for School page for additional information and links to campus financial aid resources.

Our programs are an ideal way for military, veterans, and dependents to advance education with military advisers and staff on each campus, flexible deployment and activation policies, and generous acceptance of transfer credits. Visit our Prospective Student page and explore what the University of Nebraska offers.

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