Unmanned Aerial Systems


Advising Coordinator:  Danielle Jolie

Phone:  479-788-7784

College Website:  College of Applied Science & Technology


Undergraduate Catalog

Degree Plans:


The Associate of Applied Science in Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) incorporates unmanned aerial vehicle operations, maintenance, regulations, data collection, and data analytics.  Curriculum addresses the technology and its usage across various industries, and offers coursework that is applicable to many sectors of the industry.  Two concentrations exist for the Associate of Applied Science degree:  Operations and Analyst.

What can you do with an Unmanned Aerial Systems degree?

Unmanned aerial systems (UAS) are a valuable resource for many industry sectors, including, but are not limited to, agriculture, real-estate, manufacturing, utilities, and retail. In a study by the Association for Unmanned Vehicles Systems International, the unmanned aircraft systems industry is forecast to create more than 600 jobs and nearly $500 million in economic impact in Arkansas in the next 10 years.

Program credit may be applied to the Bachelor of Applied Science and Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership degrees at UAFS.

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Why should you choose to major in Unmanned Aerial Systems?

  • Learn to differentiate the subsystems and components of unmanned aerial systems;
  • Interpret the regulatory framework that governs UAS operations within the National Aerospace System (NAS);
  • Identify and differentiate UAS types of aircraft and respective uses;
  • Integrate and configure autopilot/flight control system, payload, and data links;
  • Fly multi-rotor and fixed-wing aircrafts using visual line of sight operations and first person viewing operations;
  • Operate remote sensing equipment and spectral spatial measurement systems used in remote sensing.

The program features:

  • Latest software.
  • Worldwide job availability
  • Small class sizes with dedicated and highly-trained instructors

Undergraduate Research Opportunities


The College of Applied Science and Technology has received accreditation from the Association of Technology Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE).  ATMAE accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for applied technology programs and institutions worldwide.