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Aviation Sciences - Air Traffic Control, B.Sc.

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University rank #801 (QS) , TX,
The Aviation Sciences - Air Traffic Control concentration of the BSA degree is for students wanting an ATC career. This program is offered in conjunction with Texas State Technical College (TSTC) in Waco and requires Baylor students to apply to TSTC.


Our Mission: Educate a new generation of dedicated aviation professionals, advance our understanding of the aerospace environment, and promote the academic and spiritual growth of our students.

The Institute for Air Science was created in 1991 with the goal of advancing Baylor University's mission through research, public service and the education of a new generation of pilots. In the same year, the institute initiated the Bachelor of Science in Aviation Sciences (B.S.A.) degree, and graduated its first class in 1995.

The degree provides a balance of aeronautical theory and application combined with an impeccable college education on a tradition-rich campus. The result is an academic experience that fully equips our students to grow into leaders in the aviation industry. A recent study has shown that the best performing pilots have obtained flight instructor certification, received advanced pilot training in college, and graduated with collegiate aviation degrees - all of which you will achieve at Baylor University!

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Aviation
  •  Air Navigation
  • Introduction to Meteorology
  • Private Pilot Ground School
  • Instrument Ground School
  • Aircraft Systems

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            Academic Requirements

            You need the following GPA score:

            Required score: 2.5

            Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

            Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

            General Requirements

            If you are considering this major, please be aware of the following criteria:

            • All interested students must enroll in the Aircraft Dispatch concentration for the first year. The minimum GPA after the first year is 2.5 in order to qualify for selection.
            • Students must be US Citizens - original birth certificate and social security card will be required at registration. Males 18-26 must be registered with the Selective Service; verification will be made at registration.
            • A 500 word essay on "Why I Want To Be An Air Traffic Controller" must be submitted by August 1st prior to the first Fall semester.
            • Graduates must meet the FAA's medical requirements for hiring eligibility.
            • Students must graduate the program by age 29. 

            Tuition Fee

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              20597 USD/semester
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              20597 USD/semester
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            Living costs for Waco

            • 857 - 1590 USD/month
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