Since 1968, the University of North Dakota has offered atmospheric research and aviation education programs. The John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences is now the second largest of UND’s degree-granting colleges, and operates one of the largest fleets of civilian flight training in North America. This world-renowned center for aerospace learning is nationally acclaimed for its achievements in collegiate aviation education, atmospheric research, space studies, and earth system science and policy research. Degrees include: airport management, aviation management, air traffic control, aviation technology management, commercial aviation (fixed-wing and helicopter), flight education, UAS operations, business aviation, and safety. These programs are all accredited by the national and international Aviation Accreditation Board International. The Aerospace program has strong partnerships with Endeavor Air, Envoy Air, ExpressJet, JetBlue, and SkyWest. The institution also offers engineering undergraduate and graduate degrees in the following areas: computer science, electrical, and mechanical. These programs are all accredited by the national Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. UND is currently a core institution partner of the FAA Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems.