The Airline Pilot Specialization is designed for students whose goal is to fly for a commercial airline or corporation. 

This degree provides flight training combined with the academic excellence of a small liberal arts environment leading to a career in the aviation industry. Our program provides the enhanced training, skills and academic knowledge required by today’s aviation industry.

Take your career to new heights with TLU's aviation program. Ever dreamed of flying a jet across the Atlantic? The Airline Pilot Specialization prepares you to fly for commercial airlines and private corporations alike.

Aviation schools often don’t provide a pathway to a degree. Our program offers the best of both worlds—a small liberal arts environment paired with the fast-paced thrills you find in flight school. Our comprehensive academic program will ensure you excel in the business of aviation while our partner, the Texas Aviation Academy, prepares you for life in the cockpit. Choose TLU to make sure you have the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in today's highly technical aviation industry.

Why TLU?

Unlike other aviation schools in the Central Texas area, Texas Lutheran University offers a four-year combined baccalaureate degree program and flight school, meaning you can attend one program from start to finish without transferring. To accomplish this, TLU has partnered with Texas Aviation Academy for the flight school portion of the degree.

Texas Aviation Academy bases its flight operations out of the Cessna Pilot Center located at the New Braunfels Municipal Airport. New Braunfels, Texas, is 20 minutes away from the main TLU campus. While studying and flying at the pilot center, you will be under the guidance of experienced flight instructors who use cutting-edge aviation technology to help you prepare for your degree, and ultimately, your Commercial Pilot's License.

Major in Aeronautical Science with an airline pilot specialization for a Bachelor of Art (B.A.) degree

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Aviation Faculty

William Davis

Professor, Department Chair, Aviation Program Director

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