The University of Maine at Augusta, in collaboration with Maine Instrument Flight, is excited to announce the September 2013 launch of a new Bachelor’s of Science in Aviation. For the first time in Maine, students can attain their Bachelor’s degree and become an FAA certified commercial pilot under one program.


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Bachelor of Science in Aviation

Prepare for Take-Off!

planesontarmacThe University of Maine at Augusta, in collaboration with Maine Instrument Flight, is excited to announce the September 2013 launch of a new Bachelor of Science in Aviation. For the first time in Maine, students can attain their Bachelor degree and become an FAA certifiedcommercial pilot under one program.There is a growing demand for pilots in this country and abroad, and with commercial airlines preferring to hire pilots with a Bachelor Degree, the future for UMA graduates of the Aviation program is sky high.

Our Flight Partner: Maine Instrument Flight

Bill PareUMA’s BS in Aviation represents a public-private partnership with Maine Instrument Flight (MIF), a highly regarded flight school located in Augusta. Training pilots since 1946, MIF is the only FAA Part 141 certified flight school in the state of Maine that is approved for all courses.

Through the UMA program, MIF will equip students with the following four FAA certifications: private pilot in the first year, instrument rating in the second year, commercial pilot in the third year, and flight instructor in the fourth year.

Low Airfare:

sherilaughingBecause of UMA’s low public tuition rates, our BS in Aviation is significantly less expensive than comparable programs. Plus, financial aid is available to most students to help offset the costs, and if you’ve served in the armed forces, your military education benefits may pay 100% of your tuition and fees.

Seats Available:

chiefflightinstructorIn March, UMA will begin accepting applications for its BS in Aviation. Classes start in the fall.For more information on the program and applying, contact UMA Admissions at 1-877-UMA-1234. As of May, 2013 UMA's BS in Aviation program became regionally accredited through the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).


Already have your pilot’s license, but want your Bachelor’s degree?

UMA also offers a Bachelor of Applied Science for students who have completed 41 credits of technical training (including flight or military training). That’s more than a third of the way to your degree!  Visit our Bachelor of Applied Science page for more information.