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Aviation Management

The Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management (AVM) builds on technical training in aviation maintenance, flight, avionics technology, air traffic control, aircraft operations support, military, and government agencies. Students in Aviation Management can tailor their studies to their interests, including airlines, general aviation operations, finance, safety, regulations, air traffic control, maintenance management, and airport management and planning.

The program of study for those with the appropriate technical background and approximately 60 semester hours, or 2 years, of university credit, courses cover work center, airline, financial, and safety management; labor-management relations; general aviation operations; industry law and regulations; airport management and planning; aviation maintenance management; air traffic control; and university core curriculum courses in social science, science, and humanities.

Off-Campus Programs

SIUC Aviation offers degree programs in cooperation with numerous organizations throughout the country. This page contains a list of current locations as well as contact information for those locations.


To be considered for full admission, students should apply for general admission to SIU Carbondale. The Aviation Department will conduct a secondary review based on the information from that application and contact you about the next steps to take. (More Admissions information...)


Various information on building a class schedule, and registering for classes.

Course Information

Information on individual courses including fee information, required textbooks and other materials, semester course schedules, and more.

AABI Accreditation

The mission of SIU’s Aviation Flight Program is to provide comprehensive flight education to prepare professional pilots to meet the current and future demands of the aviation industry.