Bachelors Degrees Options in Aviation Soar at K-State Salina

SALINA, Kan. -- Aviation education is taking off at Kansas State University Salina this fall, with new bachelor's degree options. K-State Salina has added four new bachelor's degree options: unmanned aircraft systems, avionics, airport management and air traffic control. The university already offers bachelor's degrees in professional pilot and aviation maintenance.

The new degree options came about from the growth of the certificate programs K-State Salina already offered in the same areas, according to Kurt Barnhart, head of the department of aviation.

"Expanding the certificate programs into full bachelor's degree programs equips our students for the demands of the industry and allows them more options when pursuing a career in aviation," Barnhart said.

"The addition of these four bachelor's degree options is just another example of the continued growth of K-State's aviation program," said Dennis Kuhlman, dean and CEO of K-State Salina. "We strive to provide as many opportunities as possible to our students so that they become professionals and people who will enhance the workplace and the community."

For more information about aviation bachelor's degrees or other program that K-State Salina offers, contact admissions at 785-826-2640 or visit

K-State is an elite Top 5 aviation university. Located on the K-State Salina campus adjacent to a 12,000-foot runway, the aviation program has a modern fleet of more than 40 learning aircraft and more Master Certified Flight Instructors than any other college or university in the country. K-State Salina offers affordable bachelor's degrees in aviation, technology management, engineering technology, family studies and human services, and social work. More information on K-State aviation programs is available at