There are five academic departments in the College of Aviation at the Daytona Beach campus: Department of Aeronautical Science, Department of Applied Aviation Sciences, Flight Training Department, Department of Aviation Maintenance Science and Department of Doctoral Studies. These departments administer a total of 11 academic degrees.
The Aeronautical Science Department houses four degrees: Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Science (Professional Pilot), Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics, Bachelor of Science in Aviation Maintenance Science and Bachelor of Science in Unmanned Aircraft Systems Science.
The Aeronautical Science Department and Flight Training Department are closely related in that both of these departments are required to deliver the Aeronautical Science degree. The Aeronautical Science department provides most of the academic courses while the Fight Training Department conducts the hands-on flight laboratory, including issuance of the FAA Private and Commercial Pilot Certificates.
The Applied Aviation Sciences Department houses five degrees: Bachelor of Science in Air Traffic Management, Bachelor of Science in Applied Meteorology, Bachelor of Science in Safety Science, Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security, and the Master of Science in Aeronautics.
The Aviation Maintenance Science Department administers the Airplane and FAA Powerplant Certificate Program and the two-year Associate Maintenance Science degree.
The Doctoral Studies Department delivers the Ph.D. in Aviation degree, which is the highest degree offered by the College of Aviation. In addition to the academic degrees, the College of Aviation offers 13 aviation-related minors, the FAA Dispatcher Certificate, and many short courses offered through the Professional Programs Office. The Summer Academy also offers a variety of residential programs for individuals ages 12-18 who are interested in aviation or aerospace.