Thank you for your interest in the University of North Dakota’s degree options (Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics and a Bachelor of Business Administration) totaling seven four year academic majors in aviation. A few “quick facts” for you to also look over to become better informed:
- Prospective students apply to the University of North Dakota for admission into the major they are considering. Neither the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Science, the College of Business and Public Administration or the Aviation Department has a separate application process for admittance. However, first year (freshman) students will have to meet increased academic standards to be eligible to begin flight training; the standards developed by the Department of Aviation faculty are: a minimum high school GPA of 3.0 and a minimum ACT composite score of 24 or 1160-1190 SAT.
- First year students not meeting these initial academic standards will be required to successfully complete a minimum of 12 semester credits of approved academic major courses at a minimum GPA of 2.6 to be eligible to begin taking flight courses. These new academic standards maybe be subject to change depending on application numbers. Visit: www.und.edu for admission information, or call 701.777.3000. Housing and student financial aid are also managed through UND.
- Transfer students will need a minimum of a 2.6 GPA (from their transfer courses) and have completed a minimum of 12 semester credit hours of approved academic major courses to be eligible to begin flight training.
- Each major has an integrated flight course or several flight courses (ground school with associated flight lab) which have lab costs in addition to tuition and fees. Additional information for flight students:
- Will need to provide documentation such as passport, OR driver’s license and raised seal (original) birth certificate in order to do TSA processing paperwork.
- Must have FAA medical completed prior to beginning flight classes.
- Flight training costs may be approved for the GI Bill for eligible veterans. Please check the UND web page for additional information concerning veteran benefits. Questions regarding VA benefits, please contact UND’s VA Representative at 701.777.3000 extension 3363.
- Students majoring in Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operation MUST be a United States citizen. This academic major requires extensive actual flight training: FAA commercial certification with instrument and multi-engine ratings.
- The Commercial Aviation-Helicopter major requires flight courses leading to private pilot certification and continues with commercial pilot certification with instrument rating. The Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) course is not specifically required but is strongly encouraged to complete. In most cases, flight instructing is the initial professional pilot position.
- Specific information about all the degree programs within the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences can be found at: www.aero.und.edu then click on “aviation” or see our prospective student portal: fly.und.edu
Please feel free to contact us at Flyund@aero.und.edu or 701.777.2791 option 3. We look forward to visiting with you concerning any of the academic opportunities within the Odegard School at the University of North Dakota.
Best wishes for your future success!