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Bachelor of Science Degree in Aviation Science Management, UAS (Drone) Concentration

3D Model of TSU Campus – Fall 2023

Created by a UAS (Drone)

The Aviation Science Management Degree with UAS (Drone) Concentration leads to accomplishment of an academic degree and an Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) license, providing opportunities for employment in the aviation industry for graduates. The UAS (Drone) Concentration is designed to prepare students for several career options in the aviation industry.

The aviation industry is currently in need of aviation professionals more than ever from UAS Operators, Professional Pilots, and Management.

The TSU Aviation program partners with entities including the Houston Airport System, United States Coast Guard, United States Air Force, United Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Republic Airways, and PSA who all support TSU Aviation students with jobs and/or scholarship money. TSU owns and operates UAS from various manufactures such as Parrot, Autel Robotics, and Quantum Systems. In addition, TSU has a newly created virtual airport laboratory which allows training of Air Traffic Controllers, pilots, and airport officers. Finally, TSU owns a private aviation library located in the school’s technology building.

Application Process:

To apply to Texas Southern University (TSU) as a first-year applicant, you should currently be in your senior year of high school, have earned a GED or equivalent or have earned a high school diploma but have never been admitted and enrolled at a prior college or university. Once admissions application has been received, you will be notified of your status. Contact the Aviation program for guidance on meeting with your advisor for degree planning and selection of courses.

Screening Process:

  1. Submission of a 1-Page essay on why you strive to become a UAS (Drone) Operator.
    • APA Format with appropriately 500 words.
    • Submitted to TSU Aviation prior to interview with UAS Instructor.
  2. Interview with and approval of the UAS Instructor prior to registration of Aviation Classes.
    • Has to be scheduled for either in-person or virtual.
    • Please note that not all applicants will be admitted to the UAS (Drone) Concentration.

Other Requirements:

  1. Reliable Transportation for off-campus assignments.
    • TSU cannot provide transportation.

A transfer student is someone who was enrolled at another college, university, technical or proprietary school after high school and is now applying to TSU. Transfer students must submit transcripts from each institution attended to the admissions office where you are applying whether you have earned credits, or the school is regionally accredited. Applicants with fewer than 12 semester credit hours should also submit an official high school transcript including ACT or SAT scores. See TSU Website admissions tab for further instructions. Contact the Aviation program for guidance on meeting with your advisor for degree planning and selection of courses.

Degree Requirements:

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Aviation Science Management is earned by the successful completion of 120 credit hours (minimum) including 42 hours of general education core courses and other courses as established by Texas Southern University and approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, 78 hours of courses as defined by the Department of Aviation Science and Management.

All coursework representing the 78 hours of courses as defined by the Department of Aviation Science and Technology leading to the B.S. Degree in Aviation Science Management must be earned with a Grade of “C” or better, where grades of “C-“ or below are unacceptable.


To graduate qualified aviation professionals dedicated to serving the aviation industry.


Texas Southern University to be recognized by its peers and industry as a premier destination for excellence in aviation education and training.

Program Educational Goals:

  1. Produce graduates with the appropriate mastery level of knowledge, technique, skills, and modern tools utilized in the Aviation Industry and their application. 
  2. Prepare students to work effectively in teams and equip them with good communication skills to present ideas and theories consistently. 
  3. Produce graduates able to understand the evolving role of aviation and its regulations as well as the importance of safety.

Texas Southern University’s program goals are assessed and evaluated annually through a collaborative effort by faculty, staff, and the aviation advisory board. Collectively, they evaluate industry and student’s needs to construct goals that will allow them to be successful in such a dynamic industry.

Contact information:

Director of Aviation
Aviation Science and Technology
TECH 328F | (713) 313.1867
Curriculum Vitae
Office Administrator, Flight Operations
Aviation Science and Technology
TECH 328 | (713) 313.6837