Aviation, BS

The University of Minnesota Crookston's “Dual Function” degree programs give students the ability to tailor their academic program to achieve their career goals. The combination of strong aviation fundamentals provided by - our partner - the University of North Dakota Aerospace Foundation, and a University of Minnesota degree offers the best of both worlds for our students. Whether you're working in law enforcement, transporting people, conducting a wildlife census or spraying crops, the University of Minnesota Crookston is a great place to earn your wings and more.


Key Features

Besides great fundamentals in both flight training and academics, students are offered many benefits:

  • "Dual Function" degree programs-combine degrees in agriculture, law enforcement, natural resources or management with professional flight training.
  • Small class sizes facilitate personalized learning.
  • Tailwheel training sharpens piloting skills and prepares students for unique careers.
  • Control flight training costs with FAA approved Part 141 structured training programs.
  • Flight training at the Crookston Municipal Airport — only five minutes from campus.
  • Scholarships available for Aviation students!

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The flexibility of four emphasis areas - Agricultural Aviation, Law Enforcement Aviation and Natural Resources Aviation - enables you to gain an understanding of many areas related to aviation.

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  • Aerial applicator
  • Flight instructor, corporate pilot, and air taxi pilot
  • Customs and border protection pilot 
  • Conservation officer/pilot and wildlife biologist pilot

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Related Majors and Minors

Interested in a double major or minor to complement your Aviation degree? Check out these other majors at UMC.