So far, there is only one drone degree program in a Kansas school that I know of. However, it is quite well-established for such a young field…
Kansas State University Salina
Bachelor’s Degree – Unmanned Aircraft Systems
This option of study prepares students for careers in the field of unmanned aircraft systems, or UAS, also known as remotely piloted aircraft. This is a rapidly growing area of aviation and students will be prepared to safely deploy unmanned vehicles in response to emerging challenges and opportunities.
Course work includes foundational courses in aviation flight and maintenance necessary for UAS operation and specific courses designed to enable commercially available payload to platform integration and to enable students to think critically in a rapidly developing technical field.
According to the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, Kansas is expected to create 2,515 high-paying jobs in the drone industry in the two years following the integration of the aircraft into the national airspace system. Beyond 2017, another 3,716 jobs are expected to be created in the state by 2025. K-State is well-positioned to train that workforce.
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