May 14, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Aviation and Aerospace Science (ASC) Major, B.S.


All students must complete the 34 semester hours of General Studies specified by the AVS Department. The Department of Aviation and Aerospace Science curriculum guide, available in the AVS Department office, SS 102, lists required General Studies courses, each degree program with a recommended course sequence, and AVS policies and procedures. Students should schedule an advising session with an AVS faculty member early in their first semester in the department and each semester thereafter.

A grade of "C-" or better is required in all upper division courses listed as part of the major, whether or not they are AES courses, including electives. Students should note that programs differ in the minimum grade required. This requirement does not apply to General Studies classes.

General Studies Required Courses for ASC Majors


Written Communication (6 credits)


  • Any approved Written Communication courses

Oral Communication (3 credits)


  • Any approved Oral Communication course

Arts and Humanities (6 credits)


  • Any approved Arts and Humanities courses

Historical (3 credits)


  • Any approved General Studies Historical course

Natural and Physical Sciences (6 credits)


  • Any approved General Studies Natural and Physical Sciences Courses

Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 credits)


  • Any approved General Studies Social and Behavioral Sciences courses

Aerospace Operations Concentration (ASC1)


This concentration is designed for those seeking career opportunities in aviation or aerospace operations, systems integration, or logistical planning. This degree also supports careers that integrate commercial venues of aerospace with aviation.

Required Courses


Total for Required Courses for Aerospace Operations Concentration


Total for Aerospace Operations Concentration (67 credit hours)
General Studies for All AES Majors (34 credit hours)
Minor or unrestricted electives (19 credit hours)

Total Semester Hours Required: 120

Professional Flight Officer Concentration (ASC2)


This concentration is designed for those planning a career as a professional pilot.

A student choosing this concentration must have an FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate with an Instrument rating and either the FAA Flight Instructor certificate (CFI) or the FAA Advanced Ground Instructor and Instrument Instructor Certificates before graduation. For the Lighter-than-Air category, a student must have the Advanced Ground Instructor certificate.

Total for Required Courses for Professional Flight Officer Concentration


Total for Professional Flight Officer Concentration (78 credits)
General Studies for All AES Majors (34 credits)
Unrestricted electives (8 credits)

*ASC2 students may still seek a minor, although by doing so, student will exceed the required 120 credit hours required for this degree

Total Semester Hours Required: 120

Air Traffic Collegiate Training Initiative (AT-CTI) Concentration (ASC3)


Metropolitan State University of Denver has been designated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as part of its Collegiate Training Initiative as an approved AT-CTI Program. This concentration is designed to provide a pathway for students interested in becoming FAA air traffic controllers.

Total Required Courses for Air Traffic Collegiate Training Initiative Concentration


Total for AT-CTI Concentration (44 credits)
General Studies for All AES Majors (34 credits)
Minor or Unrestrictive Electives (18 credits)

*(non-AES - except Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic minor can be selected for those holding an A & P certificate)

AES Electives Electives (24 credits)

Total Semester Hours Required: 120