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Aviation Department Office
Ms. Marlene Cox
Phone:  302-857-6713
Fax:  302-857-6719

  DSU Aviation

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We train tomorrow's airline, corporate and military pilots today!

The Aviation Program provides students with quality education and experience in preparation for careers in the aviation industry. Curricula in the Program lead to a Bachelor's of Science degree with concentrations in Aviation Management or Professional Pilot. With competitive overall flight lab fees, its own fleet of ten aircraft and an experienced and dedicated instructor staff, Delaware State University (DSU) is simply the best Flight Education opportunity on the east coast of the United States.

The faculty of the Aviation Program subscribe to the philosophy and the mission of DSU and the College of Business. Our mission, is for the DSU Aviation Program to establish the highest quality of aviation-education and related training, in order to develop highly successful aviation professionals with a global perspective. We will do this through a student-centered learning environment, emphasizing academic excellence through innovation and integrity in teaching, professional development, applied and instructional research and outreach. 

Our Aviation Management graduates will be qualified for advanced training to fill the future vacancies in Air Traffic Control, Federal Aviation Administration, both regional and major airline companies, corporate aviation and all levels of airport administration career fields.

Our Professional Pilot graduates will complete their FAA requirements for the Private Pilot License, Instrument rating, Commercial License, Multi-Engine and Certified Flight Instructor ratings while earning a Bachelor's Degree. Graduates of our FAA Approved Part 141 Aviation program get hired into a Professional Pilot job leading to a career in aviation. The DSU flight training program opens the door to commercial and/or military aviation careers for those with the ability and tenacity to meet the rigorous academic and physical skills demanded of them.

The pillars of the Aviation Program are Dedication, Safety, Unity, Attitude, and Professionalism. Flight lab fees are in addition to tuition.  Current flight training lab fees vary between $3,255 and $9,486 for each fixed-wing certification and are subject to revision. Charges incurred for FAA flight physicals, knowledge exams, and certification flight tests with FAA flight examiners are the responsibility of the student. Our program is approved by the State of Delaware Education Department and the Veteran’s Administration for Veterans flight training. Make your mark on the world, and in the air with DSU Aviation!  Select the tabs on the left sidebar or call for more information.