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.

Aviation programs

Bachelor's Degrees in Aviation

  • Major in Aeronautical Science, airline pilot specialization (B.A.)
  • Major in Business Administration, aviation management specialization (B.B.A.)
View the Course Catalog for degree requirements and courses offered.


Why Aviation at TLU?
TLU partners with Texas Aviation Academy to offer flight classes associated with the four-year baccalaureate degree in aviation. This degree is the first of its kind within 300 miles of San Antonio that begins and ends at the same institution.
Texas Aviation Academy is a Cessna Pilot Center stationed at the New Braunfels Municipal Airpot, just a short 20 minutes drive from the TLU campus. Experienced instructors teach students using the latest technology.
Aviation Faculty
Williiam Davis
Professor of Chemistry, Department Chairperson of Chemistry and Department Chairperson of Aviation

Brent Jolly
Instructor of Aviation