Minor in Small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) Operation

The Small Unmanned Aircraft System Operation minor will provide students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) specific to the safe, responsible, and effective operation and application of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS). The goal is to give students an opportunity to work towards an sUAS operator certification within the framework of the university’s academic setting. While core content required for successful completion of FAA theoretical knowledge testing will be provided, the minor also aims to build some operational experience and skills beyond the basic scope of FAA certification, thus, expanding the student’s KSAs in planning, execution, and support of sUAS operation.

Students declaring the sUAS Operation Minor or registering for courses within it must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and must be physically located within the U.S. when registering for and while participating in the UNSY 435 course.

Important Notes:
1) Students must contact their Academic Advisor regarding additional cost, possible travel, and FAA Testing, prior to enrolling in the first course of this minor.
2) Courses must be taken in the sequence as outlined in the requirements below.

ASCI 121Private Pilot Operations5
ASCI 316Operational and Business Aspects of Unmanned Aerial Systems3
UNSY 235sUAS Flight and Mission Planning3
UNSY 235LsUAS Flight and Mission Planning Laboratory1
UNSY 435sUAS Practical Application and Assessment3
Select one of the following courses: 3
Aviation Safety Program Management
Aviation Safety
System Safety Management
Total Credits18