Mar 20, 2018  
2017-2018 University Catalog 
2017-2018 University Catalog

Unmanned Aerial Systems, BS

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About the Program

Drones, or unmanned aircraft, will be soon be part of everyday life. Companies who adopt the technology will need experts to help them navigate flight paths as well as rules and regulations. A major in unmanned aerial systems (UAS) will equip you to be a leader in this new career field. In fact, the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International believes 70,000 new jobs will be created in the three years after unmanned aircraft are integrated into the U.S. airspace system.

Unmanned Aerial Systems Website

Degree Requirements

120 Credits Required

Departmental/Program Major Courses (108 credits)

Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (52 credits)

Electives (9 credits)

University Core Requirements

  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.

Prerequisite Information:

For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.

Program Requirements

14 Credits

16 Credits

15 Credits

Spring 2nd Year

15 Credits

Fall 3rd Year

15 Credits

Spring 3rd Year

15 Credits

Fall 4th Year

15 Credits

Spring 4th Year

  • AT 41901 - Unmanned Aerial Systems Capstone II
  • Thematic Area Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • UAS Related Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Technical Communication Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Free Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Globalization - Credit Hours: 0.00
  • Internship - Credit Hours: 0.00

15 Credits


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2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.

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