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

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Henderson State’s Virtual Reddie Days

This virtual event offers you and your family an opportunity to explore Henderson State, our degree offerings, and resources available to you as a Reddie. These are a la carte-style virtual events, where students are invited to build their own schedules from a selection of sessions that cover a host of topics. Topics include housing, financial aid, academic information sessions, virtual campus tours, admissions information sessions, student panels, and campus organization and resource information sessions. 

2020 Virtual Reddie Days

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.


What's Up Wednesday

Join our Reddie Ambassadors as they introduce you to their favorite professors, talk about their favorite classes, take you to their favorite shops and restaurants in town, and so much more!


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