BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The University of Maine System Board of Trustees has approved a new bachelor of science degree in aviation.
The degree program, which was approved at Monday’s meeting, will be offered through the university’s Augusta campus to meet a growing need for commercial aviation professionals.
The program is geared toward students interested in becoming FAA-certified commercial pilots while earning a baccalaureate degree. University officials say the new aviation degree is the result of a nearly three-year collaboration between UMA and Maine Instrument Flight, an Augusta-based aviation company.
The trustees were also updated on Monday on an academic credit transfer plan within Maine’s public colleges and universities, which is designed to make it easier for students to move among Maine’s public universities and from the community colleges.