Students completing the minor will take classes for Pilot Ground School and Flight Training leading up to a solo flight. In addition, students will study aspects of aviation from systems engineering of air traffic control, design of airports, human factors and psychology, and financial planning and management. Students will be trained for required government licensing exams such as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Knowledge Test and FAA Flight tests. Special fees to cover flight training costs will apply. Students are responsible for meeting all eligibility requirements.


Eight credits of coursework must be unique to the minor and students must complete all coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.00. For policies governing all minors, see AP.5.3.4 Minors.

Banner Code: AVIM

Minor Requirements

Total credits: 15

Required SEOR Courses

SYST 460Introduction to Air Traffic Control3
SYST 462Flight Training Lab I (Lab fees to cover flight training costs apply) 13
SYST 463Flight Training Lab II (Lab fees to cover flight training costs apply) 13
Total Credits9

Two Additional Courses

Select one from the following:3
Systems Project Management 2
Systems Engineering Management
Air Transportation System Engineering
Introduction to Business Information Systems (Mason Core)
Introduction to International Business (Mason Core)
Airline Economics
Total Credits3
Select one from the following:3
Human Computer Interaction 3
Human Factors Engineering
Cognitive Psychology
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
History of Aviation
Total Credits3


Some of the courses listed above have additional prerequisites. Students should pay careful attention to prerequisites when selecting courses.