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Aviation Management (B.S.)

Purdue’s aviation management program focuses on airline management, airport management and air traffic control. Initial coursework focuses on skills needed to assist in the operations arena. Later classes will include business and management skills. Teamwork and responsibility also are emphasized. The unique nature of the industry offers you a variety of career opportunities across the country and the globe. Purdue is one of 30 universities that offer coursework leading to preferential hiring as an FAA air traffic controller.

Aviation Technology: Aviation Management Plan of Study

Credit Hours Required for Degree: 123

Freshman Year

First Semester Second Semester
(3) AT 10100 (Gateway to Aviation Technology) (3) AT 10200 (Aviation Business)
(4) ENGL 10600 (First-Year Composition) (3) AT 10300 (Aerospace Vehicle Propulsion and Tracking Systems)
(3) MA 15300 (Precalculus) (3) COM 11400 (Fundamentals of Speech Communication)
(3) POL 10100 (American Government and Politics) or POL 13000 (Introduction to International Relations) (3) MA 15400 (Algebra and Trigonometry III)
(3) TECH 12000 (Technology and the Individual) (3) PSY 12000 (Elementary Psychology)
(16)   (15)  


Sophomore Year

Third Semester Fourth Semester
(3) AT 20100 (Aircraft Design and Structures) (3) AT 20200 (Aerospace Vehicle Systems Design, Analysis and Operations)
(3) AT 25200 (Aviation Projects) (3) AT 36200 (Aviation Operations)
(3) MA 22100 (Calculus for Technology I) or MA 22300 (Introductory Analysis I) (3) MGMT 20100 (Management Accounting)
(3) MGMT 20000 (Introductory Accounting) (3) Economics selective
(3) Data analysis selective (4) Laboratory science selective
(15)   (16)  


Junior Year

Fifth Semester Sixth Semester
(3) AT 20300 (Aviation Operations Management) (3) AT 30100 (Statistical Methods)
(3) AT 47500 (Aviation Law) (3) ENGL 42000 (Business Writing) or ENGL 42100 (Technical Writing)
(3) Aviation management selective (3) TECH 32000 (Technology and the Organization)
(4) Laboratory science selective (3) Aviation management selective
(3) Minor selective (3) Minor selective
(16)   (15)  


Senior Year

Seventh Semester Eighth Semester
(3) AT 48100 (Aviation Safety Problems) (3) Capstone Experience
(3) TECH 33000 (Technology and the Global Society) (3) TECH/COM selective
(6) Aviation management selective (3) Minor selective
(3) Minor selective (6) Free elective
    (0) Globalization*
(15)   (15)  

* Globalization: Due to the international nature of the aviation industry, all B.S. degree students must complete a globalization requirement using one of the following options: 1) complete any University-sponsored study abroad program lasting at least seven days; 2) complete an internship or approved international research project that involves at least seven days of international travel; 3) provide documentation of having lived/traveled outside the United States for at least 15 days after the student's 12th birthday; or 4) complete or place out of the Level IV course in any foreign language.

Selectives

Calculus: MA 16100, 16500, 22100, 22300.
Data Analysis: CGT 14100, 15500, 16300; CNIT 15500; CS 23500.
Economics: ECON 21000, 25100, 25200.
Laboratory Science: BIOL 11000, 11100; 17200; CHM 11500, 11600; PHYS 21800, 21900, 22000, 2210.0
Technical Communication: COM 31500, 32000, 32400, 41500.
Aviation Management: Any 30000-, 40000-, or 50000-level AT prefixed courses including, but not limited to, AT 35900, 36900, 38100, 41200, 43800, 45100.