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University of North Texas
1155 Union Circle #311277
Denton, Texas 76203-5017
University of North Texas
Department of Marketing
1155 Union Circle #311396
Denton, Texas 76203-5017
Every time an airplane takes off, thousands of people have worked behind the scenes to execute its departure. How would you like to be one of them?
The Bachelor of Science in Aviation Logistics at the University of North Texas is the first four-year degree of its kind offered in the Dallas-Fort Worth region. Available through our College of Business, this unique major will prepare you for a career in this exciting field.
Whether it involves passengers or cargo, aviation logistics — the ability to quickly and reliably move valuable resources over great distances — improves the quality of life for people worldwide. Any business organization that moves people or cargo through the air, and those companies that support them, may be viewed as a potential employer. Opportunities for careers worldwide also abound as international corporations tend to hire a large number of graduates.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics includes many different categories of flight crew jobs and more than 100 specific aviation logistics jobs in 20 categories (on the ground). In fact, around 84 percent of all the jobs classified under Air Transportation are nonflying positions. Career opportunities and average salaries in the field range from cargo handling supervisor ($46,610) to transportation manager ($90,590) to airport chief executive ($159,820).
Other positions and mean salaries from the May 2009 BLS report include:
Please note that some of the positions listed above require training and certification beyond the four-year degree. Your beginning salary level will be affected by:
Our Career Center can help prepare you to pursue your career. The center has information about jobs and employers, and the staff can help you with your resume, letter writing, job search strategies and interview preparation.
You will need to complete the 42 credit hours required by the university core curriculum. In addition, 39 hours must be earned in business courses as specified by the college. Your aviation logistics concentration will consist of an additional 27 hours in the program core and 12 hours of electives focusing on either the operations or management aspects of aviation (including a capstone course).
Aviation course work includes:
Aviation certifications and licenses, while not required for the degree, are readily available in the DFW region.
Logistics course work includes business transportation, global logistics management and a required paid internship in an aviation logistics field. The course work is generally conceptual in nature, with analysis and numerical problem-solving courses (college algebra) included toward the end of the program.
The Student Aviation Association is a professional oriented student organization that provides many opportunities for leadership, internships and other educational experiences. Field trips, industry guest speakers and career fairs are regularly offered.
The Dallas/Fort Worth Roundtable of Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, the National Business Aviation Association and the North Central Texas Council of Governments contributed to our program’s development. Several organizations have provided funds for student scholarships, faculty development, internships, field projects and job placement for graduates. Scholarships of up to $1,000 per semester are available for qualified students.
For more information, access the Department of Marketing and Logistics web site at www.cob.unt.edu/mktg.
You will be required to participate in a 240-clock hour approved internship after completing at least two core courses, for which you will receive 3 hours of course credit. Paid internships averaging $14 an hour are available from a variety of local firms that focus on logistics and supply chain processes. Aviation and logistics are two crucial areas of growth and employment in companies throughout Texas and the United States, and many opportunities exist. D/FW International Airport, for example, supports about 300,000 jobs in related industries.
The Center for Logistics Education and Research actively supports our students’ efforts to obtain internships, part-time opportunities and permanent employment. UNT’s nationally recognized Internships and Cooperative Education office also lists opportunities for full- and part-time employment with firms in the logistics industry.
We encourage you to fulfill the graduation requirements for the Recommended Program or the Distinguished Achievement Program in high school.
In your junior year, take the SAT or the ACT and have your scores sent to UNT.
In your senior year, submit your application for admission by March 1 (apply online at www.applytexas.org) and request that your high school transcript be sent to the UNT admissions office.
Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses can count toward college credit at UNT. For details, visit www.unt.edu/credit.
To prepare for study in logistics, you should take courses that focus on oral and written communication and quantitative skills for your high school electives.
As a benefit for transfer students, we participate in the Texas Common Course numbering system. This system makes it easier to transfer credits for general academic courses from one Texas institution to another.
If you’re attending a Texas community college, you should consult our Transfer Articulation web page, the UNT Undergraduate Catalog and an academic counselor/advisor to discuss your degree plan. Proper planning will help you receive the maximum amount of transfer credits.
Our Transfer Center will help you make a successful transition to college life at UNT by connecting you to a peer mentor and other valuable campus resources. Each year, we welcome more transfer students than any other institution in the state. The center is in the University Union, Room 320. More information is at transfercenter.unt.edu.
Full-time staff advisors in the College of Business will help you each semester to select the courses you will need to earn your degree. Our faculty members are always willing to provide you with career advice and guidance. The College of Business’ academic advising office is in the Business Building, Room 123. The Department of Marketing and Logistics office is in the Business Building, Room 236.
You can also utilize our new online degree audit system. This interactive tool can help you stay on track for graduation and prepare for advising appointments. You can monitor your progress 24/7, even viewing the impact of various majors. The system is easily accessible through my.unt.edu using the “my academics” link on the student center page.
Curious about courses and other features of this major?
See the current catalog.