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College of Aviation Science and Technology


Your aspirations for the future should be unrestricted by the constant advances in technology. In 1932, Lewis began as an aviation technical school, becoming the precursor to today’s highly regarded College of Aviation, Science, and Technology.

A significant portion of your education here consists of hands-on instruction and real-world application. The practical and cutting-edge nature of the Lasallian method is a result of its emphasis on direct application. 

Small class sizes ensure that faculty with real-world experience will get to know you and your career goals, providing you with mentorship and guidance from the first day of class until you graduate. Lewis is an ideal place to earn a degree because the faculty will challenge and support you, and students can access numerous academic support services.

The College of Aviation, Science, and Technology encompasses the disciplines of aviation, biology, chemistry, physics, computer science, and mathematics.

Accreditations /Affiliations

Under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), the Federal Aviation Administration has approved the following Department of Aviation programs: Approved Dispatcher Program, Approved Flight School and Approved Aviation Maintenance Technician School.

Undergraduate Programs

Aviation and Transportation Studies Department

  • Air Traffic Control Management
  • Aviation Administration
  • Aviation and Aerospace Technology
  • Aviation Flight Technology
  • Aviation Maintenance Technology
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Graduate Programs

Aviation and Transportation Department

  •  Aviation and Transportation, M.S. (Also available Online)

Other undergraduate programs at Lewis

Biology Department

  •  Allied Health Programs
  • Biology
  • Biomedical Science
  • Chiropractic
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Environmental Science
  • Medical Laboratory Sciences
  • Nuclear Medicine Technology
  • Pharmacy
  • Podiatric Medicine
  • Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Health Professions
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Radiography
  • Respiratory Care
  • Vascular Ultrasound Technology

Chemistry Department

  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry

Engineering, Computing and Mathematical Sciences Department

  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Science + History
  • Computer Science + Music
  • Computer Science + Political Science
  • Computer Science + Theology
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Mathematics

Physics Department

  • Engineering (Joint Degree Program)
  • Physics
  • Pre-Engineering Program
  • Natural Sciences

Miscellaneous Programs

  • Aerospace Studies (Air Force ROTC)
  • Military Science (Army ROTC) Program

Other Graduate programs at Lewis​

Chemistry Department

  • Chemical Physics, M.S.
  • Chemistry, M.S.

Engineering, Computing and Mathematical Sciences Department​

  • Computer Science, M.S. (Also available Online)
  • Data Science, M.S. (Also available Online)
  • Cybersecurity, M.S. (Also available Online)
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering, M.S.

Physics Department

  • Physics, M.S.

A Dynamic Learning Environment

Lewis University, situated 35 miles south-southwest of Chicago, is a comprehensive Catholic university where the traditions of liberal education, values, and preparation for professional work come together to give the institution its educational identity and focus. Lewis is one of sixty universities sponsored by the international Roman Catholic teaching order De La Salle Christian Brothers.

A Safe and Welcoming Campus

The Lewis main campus in Romeoville, Illinois, is situated on 410 acres and houses over 1,200 students in 12 residence halls, all of which are within walking distance of well-equipped classrooms, the library, the JFK Recreation and Fitness Center, Brother James Gaffney, FSC, Student Center, the Sancta Alberta Chapel, and the Lewis University Airport.

The Right Size

 Lewis University, with 6,200 undergraduate and graduate students, is the eighth-largest private, non-profit institution in Illinois. Lewis international students of all cultures and religious beliefs, with a minority population of forty percent.

Academic Programs

Lewis University, founded in 1932, is a dynamic, coeducational institution that offers over 80 undergraduate majors and programs of study, 37 graduate programs, and two doctoral programs. Check to see if we have what you require.

Student Life

Lewis offers a welcoming community enriched by its diverse population. Lewis has something for everyone: over 100 clubs and organizations and 23 intercollegiate NCAA Division II athletic teams. Activities include theatre and performing arts, intramural sports, club sports and athletics, a nationally acclaimed scholars program, peer ministry, and volunteeris