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Missions Aviation

A degree in missions aviation combines your passion for spreading the Gospel with your aptitude for air travel. You will graduate with biblical and intercultural experience along with either aircraft maintenance or piloting instruction through the School of Missionary Aviation Technology (SMAT), a nationally accredited aviation school.

Degree Type

  • Bachelor of Science


  • On Campus
  • Residential


  • Grand Rapids


Along with training from SMAT, you will also have an internship built into your missions aviation program.


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Our graduates from the missions aviation program go on to utilize their flight and ministry skills in a number of ministries, from missionary networks to schools. You will graduate from this program prepared to become a missionary aviator for a number of different organizations.


  • Duncan Aviation
  • Kent Intermediate School District
  • Executive Air Transport Inc


Of Bible, Religion & Ministry Division graduates from the class of 2019 were employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.


Student-to-faculty ratio with an average class size of 22.


CU missions aviation graduates are working with missions organizations in over 23 countries across the globe.

Program Features

The missions aviation program at Cornerstone is designed to inspire your intellect, deepen your character and prepare you to lead in your career with influence and wisdom.

Advanced Standing at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary

Missions aviation majors have the opportunity to qualify for advanced standing at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. This gives you the option to apply up to 24 of your bachelor’s degree credits towards a master’s degree in divinity, ministry, biblical studies or counseling. This is a useful way to complete up to 25% of your master’s degree before graduating from Cornerstone.

The Bible professors at CU challenged me to figure out what I believe and why I believe in the context of theological issues. In both my personal life and spiritual life, I grew immensely.

Regan Billings (’16)

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Cornerstone offers a variety of religion and ministry programs. Discover how God wants to use your gifts in one of our ministry-related programs.

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