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

Reddie Days

Reddie Day is your preview into life at Henderson State University. During this event you will have a chance to learn about the admission and enrollment process, gather information about scholarships/other campus resources and experience what it means to Live Reddie. This event is specially designed for high school juniors, seniors and transfer students. While the information is similar at each Reddie Day, the schedule may be a little different. Registration is coming soon.

2021-2022 Reddie Days

  • September 25
    Saturday

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  • November 9
    Tuesday


  • February 10
    Thursday


  • April 7
    Thursday

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. 
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Saturday Campus Tours

In addition to daily weekday tours, you can register for tours at 10 a.m. on the following Saturdays—August 28, October 9, October 23, November 6, January 29, March 12, and April 2. We look forward to seeing you on campus!
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Virtual Campus Tour

You can now visit Henderson State's beautiful campus from the comfort of your own couch, in your classroom with fellow students, or anywhere else you find the time.

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