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2011-12 Undergraduate Catalog 
2011-12 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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Wayne Dornan, Chair

Allen, Beckman, Blanks, Callender, Craig, Dorris, Ferrara, Georgiou, Gossett, Hawkins, Hill, Prather, Snyder, Zlotky

Programs in the Department of Aerospace lead to the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Aerospace and concentrations in Administration, Maintenance Management, Professional Pilot, Technology, and Flight Dispatch. A minor in Aerospace is also available. All of these programs are designed to prepare students for professional positions in the air transportation or aerospace manufacturing industry or in operations supporting allied areas.

Curricular listings include General Education  requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.


In addition to regional accreditation, the following programs are formally approved by the Aviation Accreditation Board International: Aerospace Administration, Aerospace Maintenance Management, Aerospace Technology, Flight Dispatch, and Professional Pilot.

Academic Common Market

Since the Aerospace Department is a participant in the Academic Common Market, students from selected southern states may enroll at MTSU on an in-state fee basis. Further information is available from the department or Admissions Office.

Professional Relationships

MTSU holds membership in the Aviation Technical Education Council, Aviation Accreditation Board International, the National Business Aircraft Association, the National Intercollegiate Flying Association, and the University Aviation Association.

Advanced Standing

Specific aerospace course credit may be granted to holders of FAA Airframe/Powerplant Certificates. Such aeronautical credential-based credit awards are applicable to MTSU enrollments only and will not transfer to other institutions.

FAA Collegiate Training Initiative (CTI) for Air Traffic Controllers

Additional Airframe and Powerplant Technician Training

Student Organizations

Recognized student organizations in aerospace are Alpha Eta Rho, international aviation fraternity (co-ed); Flying Raiders, intercollegiate competitive flight team; AERO Maintenance Club of MTSU, aircraft maintenance organization; Future Airport Executives (FAE), student chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives; and Women in Aviation, student chapter of Women in Aviation International.

Honors College

The Department of Aerospace periodically offers Honors sections of AERO 1010 , AERO 1020 , AERO 4071 , and AERO 4730 .

Graduate Study

The Aerospace Department offers a Master of Science degree program. Requirements and a list of the courses offered for graduate credit are published in the Graduate Catalog.

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