Aviation Science and Unmanned Aircraft Systems minor

Unmanned aircraft systems, or drones, have expanded far beyond their military and hobbyist beginnings and have emerged as an important technology in numerous businesses and industries. Carroll University's pioneering Aviation Science and Unmanned Aircraft Systems minor - the first offered in Wisconsin – has been developed in response to this rapidly growing demand for UAS pilots and related sensor specialists. Adding a minor in unmanned aircraft systems to any number of majors at Carroll can broaden your career prospects, as drone use soars. 

About the Aviation Science and Unmanned Aircraft Systems minor

Carroll University's Aviation Science and Unmanned Aircraft Systems minor provides hands-on, interactive learning that will introduce you to UAS technology while helping you develop new skills and building your academic resume. The 16-credit UAS minor is perfect for those curious about this emerging field or anyone wanting to incorporate unmanned aircraft, also known as drones, into their career objectives. Industries such as aviation, precision agriculture, surveying and mapping, infrastructure inspection, wildlife management, pipeline or power line patrol and emergency management, among others, would truly benefit from a background in UAS. Courses in the UAS minor cover a variety of topics and include lab time and flight simulations.

Program Outcomes:

Upon graduation, an Aviation Science and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Minor will:


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