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Aviation Minor

  • Location IconBrookings Main Campus

Learn to fly while completing your degree.

The aviation program offers students across campus a unique opportunity for exposure to the aviation field through completion of a minor. If a student in any field wants to work in the aviation industry as a scheduler, dispatcher, operations manager or airport planner or applying for a flight slot with the National Guard a minor in aviation is highly recommended. As part of the minor, students will earn their Federal Aviation Administration private pilot license with Instrument rating. Additional fees do apply, please discussion options with an aviation faculty member.

Undecided or still deciding on a major and future career?

If you are uncertain about your major and have questions about career planning, you are not alone. Choosing a major or career can be a very difficult decision. The exploratory studies program may be a good fit if you are unsure of your major and career focus. Entering the university in the exploratory studies program will help you gain confidence and valuable insights on majors and minors available at SDSU and future career choices. 

In addition, FOCUS 2 Career, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you reflect on your values, interests, personality traits and skills to provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 Career by using their student email and password. After completing FOCUS 2 Career, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.