Liberty University

Aviation is an exciting career field full of adrenaline rushes, adventure, and great responsibility. Because the demand to travel by air continues to rise, the need for professional pilots continues to grow. Liberty University has the largest flight school in Virginia and offers an online Bachelor of Science in Aviation as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Aviation Maintenance Management. Students receive the education and flight training needed to pursue a career as a commercial, military, or missionary pilot and can complete their courses online while satisfying their flight requirements with one of our 54 Flight Training Affiliates located throughout Virginia and nationwide.

Our online aviation courses at Liberty integrate biblical principles into every course to equip you with a solid foundation for the knowledge and in-demand skills you will gain in your aviation online degree program. 


Available Programs:

Bachelor of Science in Aviation Online Degree Program

Liberty’s Bachelor’s degree in Aviation is designed to challenge and strengthen your understanding of the core concepts in aviation. Through our aeronautics degrees, you may use your pilot’s license to petition for Experience Plus credit or enroll at one of our Flight Training Affiliate locations. Whether you’re seeking a career as a Commercial Pilot, Military Pilot, or Missionary Pilot, our online aviation degree exists to prepare you for a successful career in the sky.

Bachelor of Science in Aviation Maintenance Management Online Degree Program

Liberty Bachelor’s degree in Aviation Maintenance Management is an excellent option for students who want to become managers and technicians in the aeronautics field. You will have the incredible opportunity to train under experienced leaders in the field so you can be confident that you are gaining real-world insight and wisdom into your future career. Through essential training in the fundamentals of aviation safety, aircraft repair, and aviation management, you can prepare for an exciting career in Aviation Maintenance Management!


How Can Liberty Offer an Online Aviation Degree?

Liberty University’s Aeronautics program offers the structure and flexibility students need to stay active in current schedules. Students who already have a pilot’s license can receive credit toward an aviation degree through our Experience Plus program. Students without a pilot’s license can earn one through one of Liberty University’s approved  Flight Training Affiliates (FTAs). These FTAs give students the ability to complete their flight hours needed to get their pilot’s licenses while pursuing one of Liberty’s aviation degree programs. 


Potential Career Options with a Bachelors Degree in Aviation

  • Aviation Maintenance Technician and Manager
  • Aircraft Manufacturing Leadership
  • Certified Flight Instructor
  • Commercial Pilot
  • Corporate Pilot
  • Military Pilot
  • Missionary Pilot

Benefits of Liberty’s Aviation Online Degree Programs

  • Liberty University’s School of Aeronautics is the 2017 recipient of the Loening Trophy, one of the rarest and oldest collegiate aviation awards, for being the outstanding all-around collegiate aviation program in the nation.
  • By earning your bachelor’s degree online from an accredited, nonprofit university whose online programs are ranked in the top five of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you can be confident your degree will be well respected within your field.
  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs has not increased in four straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university. 
  • You will receive the best training through a challenging and rewarding curriculum while you study at the largest flight school in Virginia in your online Aviation degree.
  • Liberty’s graduates are able to be certified for a restricted privileges ATP (R-ATP) certificate. Online students with the right combination of approved Aviation courses and total hours of flight time may qualify. 

Military Benefits

Service is important to us, so whether you’re currently serving in the Armed Forces, have served, or are married to someone who serves, we’re here to serve you. Liberty’s military benefits are available to:

  • Active duty service members of the U.S. Armed Forces
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/retirees
  • Spouses of service members and veterans/retirees
  • Current Department of Defense employees

We are proud to support you in your pursuit of a flexible and affordable online education degree by offering you the following benefits: 

  • Tuition discounts – $250 for undergraduate (per credit hour)
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $565 per course).
  • 8-week online aviation courses,  eight different start dates each year and no set login times.