Do you want to be flying at the top of your class? Ranked as No. 2 best aviation college in the nation, the College of Aviation has earned a global reputation of excellence and offers the only comprehensive program at a public university in Michigan. With more than 80 years of history under our wings, our degree programs offer revolutionary new methods of instruction that touch on all areas of aviation: management, maintenance and flight. Our aviation programs are accredited by Aviation Accreditation Board International.
You can also secure a career—while earning your degree. We have established exciting partnerships with United Airlines and Delta Air Lines, among others, to create accelerated career paths for the next generation of elite aviators.
Which aviation program is right for me?
As one of the largest and most prestigious programs in the country, we proudly train our students to be critical thinkers, clear communicators and ethical participants in this ever-changing and demanding field. Our offerings include four-year degrees in aviation flight science, aviation maintenance technology and aviation management and operations. And for students who are looking for additional educational options, we also provide aviation minors, Airforce ROTC and specialized training courses.
The College of Aviation is so committed to its students, and students in turn feel honored to earn their wings from an institution known for producing outstanding leaders in the aviation industry.
Ricardo Escalante-Villalta, B.S.'23 aviation management and operations (from El Salvador)
Academic majors, minors and training options
Get on a direct career path with aviation leaders through Western’s partnerships
All of our learning outcomes are based on the specific program you choose and are measured in a number of ways and analyzed holistically. We combine intellectual and practical application to determine whether you meet your program's objectives and assess your skills on a regular basis. As we constantly strive to find new and better ways to improve our programs, our goal is for our students to graduate with confidence in order to meet the demands of the field.