Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Systems Management

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About the Online B.S. in Aerospace Systems Management Program

The aerospace management industry — particularly in the state of Alabama and its surrounding area — is experiencing rapid growth. There’s never been a better time to seize your chance to enter the field with organizations like NASA, Boeing, and Lockheed Martin, to name just a few. It’s all possible for our students, and it starts with earning a respected and affordable degree.

As the only online Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Systems Management offered in the state of Alabama, our program equips you with real-world, applicable aerospace management skills in areas such as engineering, math, design, analytics, and more, so that you can put what you’ve learned into practice right away. Our Aviation and Space Systems concentrations provide a flexible and supportive learning environment to meet your unique needs because we truly care about your journey — empowering you to become the aerospace management expert that you’ve always known you could be.

Passionate visionaries like you transfer to Athens State for their online B.S. in Aerospace Systems Management because we know what it takes to get you across the finish line and into a rewarding career. How will you put your degree to work to fuel innovation? We can’t wait to find out.

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What You’ll Learn

Whether you’re looking to work in aviation or space systems, our cutting-edge curriculum prepares you for immediate entry into the field. During your time in the online B.S. in Aerospace Systems Management program, you’ll get:

  • Real-world simulations and hands-on experiential learning opportunities that prepare you to move directly from the classroom to your career

  • Access to research conducted by our expert faculty members, who have served as leaders in their fields

  • Memberships to professional societies such as the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) student branch

  • The critical knowledge to pass vital examinations such as the airline transport pilot certificate (Restricted Privileges ATP Certificate)

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Affordable Tuition

Cost per credit for the online bachelor’s in Aerospace Systems Management is just $241 plus fees.

Athens State boasts one of the most affordable tuition rates among state universities in Alabama and Tennessee.

Athens State offers a flexible tuition payment plan that works with your budget.

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83% of Athens State alumni are employed following graduation — outperforming average national employment rates.*

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Immersive Learning

Our program is proud to provide dynamic virtual simulations and hands-on learning opportunities to give you all the benefits of an on-ground degree in a convenient online format.

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Two Concentrations

Depending on your goals, you can choose the Aviation Concentration or the Space Systems Concentration — both of which give you the industry knowledge to stand out upon graduation.

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Expert Faculty

Our faculty members are renowned for their expertise, experience, and certifications in their fields, and they’re dedicated to passing their knowledge on to you.

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Our online bachelor’s degrees are designed with flexibility at the forefront, so students can balance their studies with their busy lives.

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Founded in 1822, Athens State University is the oldest continuously operating institution of higher education in Alabama, with 200 years of academic excellence.

*according to a 2019-20 Alabama economic impact study by Emsi Burning Glass

How to Apply

Students seeking admission to the the on-campus, hybrid, or online B.S. in Aerospace Systems Management program must have:

  • At least 36 transferable credit hours from a regionally accredited institution(s) prior to term of admission
  • A minimum 2.0 cumulative transfer GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • 15 credit hours applicable to Athens State general education requirements

Have questions about the eligibility of your transfer credits? Feel free to reach out to our admissions team at or (256) 252‑3216.

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Launch Your Aerospace Career

Employment of aerospace engineers is projected to grow by 8% from 2020 to 2030. Our graduates are hired to work for organizations such as NASA, SpaceX, and Blue Origin, to name just a few. Prepare for careers in a variety of aerospace and aviation settings, including*:

Aircraft Pilot and Flight Engineer

Median Annual Salary: $99,640

Aerospace Contract Analyst

Median Annual Salary: $93,000

Aerospace Engineer

Median Annual Salary: $122,270

Air Traffic Controller

Median Annual Salary: $129,750

Aerospace Engineering Technician

Median Annual Salary: $73,580

*salary statistics provided by the u.s. bureau of labor statistics

Our Awards

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Honorable mention in “Best Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Overall Value,” making us a top 20% school in the nation for overall value

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Ranked as a Top 5 online college in Alabama

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Top 5% nationwide — “Top Ranked Education for Veterans”

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