Henderson’s Department of Aviation is Arkansas’s only university program that offers a four-year Bachelor of Science degree specifically in aviation. We prepare students for the professional aviation workplace. The Professional Pilot Track takes students with zero flight experience and provides them with the education and flight training required to become a professional pilot, such as an airline or corporate pilot. The Aviation Management Track is for students wishing to work at the management level in the aviation industry without being a commercial pilot.

HSU's Aviation Degree Program Offers:

  • Private and Commercial Pilot Certificates
  • Instrument and Multi-Engine Ratings
  • Flight Instructor Certificate
  • Highly Experienced Faculty
  • Small Classes
  • Mentorship Program

Jobs You Can Get with an Aviation Degree:

  • Air Traffic Controller
  • Regional Pilot
  • Pilot for Major Airline
  • Private Pilot
  • Aircraft Mechanic
  • Emergency Management Director

"We have an excellent teaching staff, and we get a lot of hands-on mentorship from our professors."

Kerrick Hartman, Aviation

Plan Your Visit

Henderson State’s Reddie Days

Reddie Day is your sneak peek into life at Henderson State University. During this event, you will have a chance to learn about admission and enrollment, gather information about scholarships and other campus resources, and experience what it means to be a member of the Reddie Family. Reddie Days are specially designed for high school juniors, seniors, and transfer students. While the information is similar at each event, the schedule may be a little different. Check out the day’s itinerary before you select the Reddie Day you want to attend.

2019–2020 Reddie Days

  • Tuesday 
    October 15, 2019 
  • Thursday 
    November 14, 2019 
  • Saturday
    February 13, 2020 
  • Thursday 
    April 16, 2020 

Campus Tours

Take a campus tour with one of the Reddie Ambassadors. Campus tours are offered twice daily, most days of the week. While you explore Henderson State’s historic campus, learn about residence life and speak with faculty members. Make sure to snap a few photos and share them online tagged with #LiveReddie.


$500 Campus Visit Scholarship*

One scholarship will be awarded each month based on a random drawing. Eligibility requires a qualified visit to campus and meeting with an academic advisor. Check with Admissions for details. *Available only to students attending the HSU campus.

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Check out our Financial Aid page for additional scholarship opportunities.

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