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๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿš€ Reach for the stars with a career in aerospace

Dreaming of being an astronaut or pilot? Start with a four-year aeronautics degree from Charleston Southern University.

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Two Charleston Southern University students in an aeronautics simulator.

Each semester in CSUโ€™s one-of-a-kind program includes a two credit-hour flight lab, where students will fly a minimum of two-three times per week in pursuit of FAA qualifications.

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Thereโ€™s plenty of space in the aerospace industry, CHS. Did you know? A pilot shortage is expected at least over the next decade โ€” 600,000+ pilots will be needed worldwide, with only 200,000 in demand in the United States alone.

Charleston Southern Universityโ€™s aeronautics program is meeting demand and need for diverse workforce in the aerospace industry. Kherry Cohea will be CSUโ€™s first graduate (and female) in the aeronautics program.

Kherry Cohea, soon-to-be graduate from Charleston Southern University's aeronautics program, standing in front of a plane.

Kherry will graduate on May 6 and is active in Women in Aviation.

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Currently, there are only ~65,000 female pilots in the world, accounting for 9% of total pilots. There are only ~900 female pilots in the US.

CSUโ€™s aeronautics program is the first (and currently the only) program of its kind at any South Carolina university, offering three degree tracks:

  • Professional Pilot
  • Aviation Maintenance Management
  • Aerospace Management*

Learn more about the program