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2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Aviation, BS

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The concentration Aviation is offered by the Department of Aviation and Technology . The curriculum provides a four-year pattern of course work for those interested in the several different aspects of aviation. In addition to the required course work in general education, aviation, science and business, the student has the opportunity to choose one of four options - Professional Flight, Operations, Aviation Management, or Maintenance Management.

Summary of Degree Units

University Graduation Requirements 27
Major Preparation 22
Major Requirements 71
Total 120

University Requirements for Graduation

Students must complete all residency, curriculum, unit, and GPA requirements as outlined in the Undergraduate Graduation Requirements  section of the Policies and Procedures .

Program Roadmaps

The 4-Year Roadmap is available online. Roadmaps should be used in consultation with the catalog and your advisor to identify additional requirements for completing the major (for example, course grade minimums). Associate Degrees (ADT) Pathways are also available online.

Major Exceptions

This degree program meets certain University Requirements through approved major modifications. Please see the Major Exceptions  area in the General Education (GE)  section to identify the specific adjustments for this degree program or contact your major advisor for more details.

Major-Specific Graduation Requirements

All courses in the Preparation and Required in Major (all courses in preparation, core, and concentration) must be completed with a grade of “C- or better”. With the exception of ENGR 100W  which must be completed with a “C or better”.

General Education/American Institution Requirements

Courses that meet General Education/American Institution requirements are noted with area designation for required area. For legend please see General Education Attributes .

University Requirements (27 units)

Core Lower Division General Education (15 units)

Of the 39 units required by the university, 24 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Courses that meet GE Areas A1, A2, A3 or B4 must be passed with a “C-” or better to meet the requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.

Upper Division General Education

Of the 9 units required by the university, 9 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Consult with major advisor for details.

American Institutions (12 units)

The 6 units of American Institutions (US123) coursework shown below also fulfills GE Areas D2 and D3. Other courses meet the American Institutions requirement, but may not include additional GE areas. The American Studies (AMS 1A /AMS 1B ) and Humanities Honors (HUM 1A /HUM 1B , HUM 2A /HUM 2B ) programs both offer larger integrated packages that meet this requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.

Physical Education

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement

At SJSU, students must pass both the SJSU Writing Skills Test (WST) and a 100W course. Exceptions to the GWAR may be found at Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR) .

A grade of C or better (C- not accepted) is required to meet graduation requirement.

Major Requirements (22 units)

Complete One Sequence From:

Physics B

Major Requirements (71 units)

To qualify for a baccalaureate degree in Aviation, students must earn a grade of “C-” or better in each required major and preparation course.

Specialized Courses (44 units)

Choose One of the Following Options.

Maintenance Management

Airframes and Powerplants (A&P) coursework (30 units)

In order to complete this option, a student must complete an AS-level FAA-approved maintenance programs at an accredited community college, such as those listed below, prior to beginning upper division coursework. See http://avtech.sjsu.edu/department for more information.

Total Units Required (120 units)

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