University Becomes First in Alabama to Add UAS Degree

605_75627504 University Becomes First in Alabama to Add UAS DegreeAlabama's Troy University is now offering a minor in unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and says it is the first university in the state to have a UAS program.

The minor is part of the Bachelor of Applied Science in Resource Management and Technology, through the College of Arts and Sciences' Department of Chemistry and Physics.

‘Adding unmanned aerial systems to our aviation minor is very timely, as Gov. Bentley has announced the formation of a UAS task force,’ says Dr. Jim Rinehart, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, in a release. ‘It will provide students in various majors an appropriate minor option.’

Gov. Bentley said the Alabama Drone Task Force, which was created in the summer, plans to review the necessary requirements to further the state's potential use of UAS in areas of agriculture, conservation and law enforcement.

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