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Aviation at UMA

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!

Aviation – Two Options

In September of 2013, the University of Maine at Augusta, in collaboration with Maine Instrument Flight, launched the UMA Bachelor of Science in Aviation program.

Additionally, in 2017, UMA started offering a program for remote pilots flying small Unmanned Aircraft or drones. Our 8-course UAS certificate program allows you to become a certified FAA remote pilot capable of being hired by many Maine businesses or establishing your own business offering aviation services. With the growing demand for commercial remote pilots, the future for UMA graduates of the Aviation sUAS program is sky high with your feet on the ground.


Manned Pilot Training Program

UMA’s BS in Aviation graduates are trained and certified to fly passengers and cargo in winged planes.

Unmanned Pilot Training Program

Remote UAS Pilots fly for many companies and businesses, taking photos and documenting activities.


Marc BelleyThe Aviation program at UMA has given me top-notch flight training in a real-world environment. Everyone is very personable and will work with you to make sure you have all the necessary tools to succeed in whatever aviation career you are pursuing.

– Marc Belley