Pursuing undergrad degree

Hi everyone,

I’m currently a freshman in college looking to study finance as my undergrad degree. The school I attend (Middle Tennessee State University) has an Aerospace Professional Pilot degree program. I was wondering whether it would be more useful for me to pursue the finance degree and have that as my backup career, or pursue the degree in Aerospace Professional Pilot. I heard MTSU has a great flight program and they also just partnered with Delta Airlines that gives selected students a path to employment at Delta. If I could get some opinions on which possible option would be better I would greatly appreciate it!


Adam, Chris and all can go ahead and add their input, but I will add a thought too. If you do the professional pilot degree, I feel like you are putting all of your eggs in one basket. If you have a health problem come up, or the economy takes a weird shift, you would probably struggle trying to find a job with that degree. I am finishing up my major in Actuarial Science as a backup just in case. I’m sure most people who do the professional pilot degree end up not having issues down the road, but for me it isn’t worth the risk.


I would pursue the finance degree and do my flight training separately. In this day and age, everybody has a partnership with some regional that eventually leads to a major. Everybody. What I can tell you is that I have been flying for a long time and I have never once met a pilot that came from MTSU.


Thanks guys!