STU and MFC Training Announce New Bachelor of Arts (Aviation Stream)

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St. Thomas University, along with the MFC Training (Fredericton Campus), is pleased to announce a new Bachelor of Arts (Aviation Stream).  
Building on the strengths of the excellent undergraduate Bachelor of Arts program at STU, the University is proud to collaborate with MFC Training on this exciting opportunity for students seeking an undergraduate degree and professional flight training.  
Bachelor of Arts (Aviation Stream) students will graduate from the four-year program with a Bachelor of Arts, Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL), Multi-engine class rating, Group 1 instrument rating. They will begin their studies at STU, completing a full year of academic coursework in the social sciences and humanities before beginning flight training and ground school courses with MFC during their second year.  
“We know that STU Bachelor of Arts graduates are already working in a diversity of careers—including within the air transportation industry,” said Dr. Nauman Farooqi, STU President and Vice-Chancellor. “This is an excellent addition to our existing offerings that will enhance opportunities for students seeking an exciting and fulfilling education and career.” 
Dr. Farooqi added that STU’s campus being only approximately 10 minutes from the MFC Fredericton campus presents a convenient advantage for students looking to pair these programs.  
“The addition of a university degree to professional flight training will enhance career opportunities for graduates in addition to serving a desire among students to access a more traditional and full university experience,” he added.  
“We’re very proud to partner with an institution of MFC Training's calibre to offer this program. They have a long history and a well-established reputation in their field for first-rate education and training.” 


“We are proud to partner with St Thomas University on this new Aviation program. Starting flight instruction in 1929, MFC Training’s deep aviation experience coupled with STU’s tradition of academic excellence will open new doors for students and truly shape the future of flight,” said Chris Walsh, Managing Director, MFC Training.
The Bachelor of Arts (Aviation Stream) is open to students beginning September 2024. To learn more visit