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Aeronautical Science, BAS

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180 Credits

The Bachelor of Applied Science program in Aeronautical Science is designed for students pursuing careers in the field of aviation. Successful graduates of the program will have the knowledge and skills not only in their specific area of aviation interest, but also develop competencies in aviation from business and management perspectives.

Graduates of Green River College’s BAS - Aeronautical Science program that are interested in becoming professional pilots may be eligible for the R-ATP certificate at 1,000 hours total time provided they completed their Commercial and Instrument Flight training and certification at an approved GRC Part 141 flight school.

Entry Requirements

To enter this program students must already have an associate’s degree or higher, in aviation, from a regionally accredited institution with at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA. On a case by case basis, with program director approval, students may start the BAS - Aeronautical Science program when they are within 20 credits of completing their associate’s degree. Students in this situation must complete their associate’s degree within their first year as a BAS student.

Students who have completed some college coursework but do not have an associate’s degree are encouraged to meet with the Program Manager to develop an academic plan and prepare for entry to the program.

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Contact: Katie Dailey, 253-931-6580 -

Graduation Requirement

Completion of an associate degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university.

Program Outcomes

  1. Prepare for a position in the aviation industry.
  2. Employ their understanding of the integral parts of the global aviation industry through practical application of comprehensive aeronautical principles.
  3. Demonstrate their ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary and diverse team of aviation professionals through proficiency in the skills and technology used in the aviation industry.

General Education Requirements (60 credits)

Communication Skills (15 credits)

Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning Skills (5 credits)

  • Any five credit college level (MATH) course. Credits: 5

Humanities/Fine Arts/English (10 credits)

Social Sciences (10 credits)

Natural Sciences (10 credits)

  • Five credits of Natural Science  distribution courses with a lab. Credits: 5
  • Five credits of Natural Science  distribution courses from List A or List B. Credits: 5

Additional General Education (10 credits)

Aviation Electives (10 credits)

Any 300 or 400 level AVIA or ASIM course work. Students must complete a minimum of 60 credits at the 300-400 level.

Required Additional Credits (65 credits)

The BAS requires 65 credits of 100 level or higher courses from an appropriate Associate Degree to total 180 credits.

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