Aviation Logistics

Your Future in Aviation Logistics

Every time an airplane takes off, thousands of people have worked behind the scenes to make its departure possible. Would you like to be one of them?

A Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Logistics from the University of North Texas prepares you for a career in this exciting field. Our program is the first four-year degree of its kind in Texas.

Whether it involves transporting passengers or cargo, aviation logistics — the ability to quickly and reliably move valuable resources great distances — improves the quality of people’s lives worldwide. Any businesses that move people or cargo through the air, and all companies that support them, are potential employers.

Typical career opportunities and average salaries in the field, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, range from aircraft cargo handling supervisor ($52,000) to transportation manager ($105,000) to airport chief executive ($197,000). Our graduates are landing great jobs with a variety of aviation and aerospace employers, including airlines, maintenance repair overhaul facilities, aircraft manufacturers and air cargo forwarders.

What we offer

In the Department of Marketing, Logistics and Operations Management, we provide you with a broader perspective of aviation and logistics than what’s available in aviation programs at other universities. The curriculum has been developed in consultation with the Dallas/Fort Worth Roundtable of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, the National Business Aviation Association, the North Central Texas Council of Governments and aviation and aerospace industry professionals.

While many aviation programs focus on the operations or manufacturing aspects, our curriculum focuses on the value of integrating aviation and aerospace activities to move people and cargo. We also provide you with a variety of valuable leadership opportunities and hands-on experience through projects and a required internship.

Our faculty members bring years of industry experience to the classroom, making academically rigorous curriculum relevant with practical real- world aviation and aerospace industry applications.

You can meet other students who share your interest in the field through student organizations. Leadership opportunities are available through the student chapters of the American Association of Airport Executives, the Alpha Eta Rho international aviation fraternity and student-organized networking and faculty-managed professional development activities. These activities include industry field trips, guest speakers and career fairs.

Scholarships sponsored by the department are available to help you pursue your degree.

The College of Business’ Professional Leadership Program works with corporate partners in the region to give you the skills needed to be competitive in the workforce.

Our Business Leadership Building promotes interaction among students, faculty and industry leaders. The building — which has Gold-level LEED certification — contains 24 classrooms, team study rooms and a state-of-the-art computer lab.

What to expect

In addition to completing the university’s core curriculum, you’ll enroll in:

  • 39 credit hours of business foundation courses
  • 30 credit hours of professional field courses (including a capstone course)
  • 9 credit hours of supporting courses

Aviation coursework covers air cargo and air passenger operations planning, aviation law and public policy, aviation maintenance and safety, and an overview of the aviation industry. Logistics coursework examines business transportation management and global logistics management.

An approved internship is required after completing at least two core courses. Paid internships are available from many local firms that focus on logistics and supply chain processes.

How to enroll at UNT

High school students

Detailed information on recognized high school graduation programs and SAT/ACT requirements is available at our Admissions website.

In your senior year, apply for admission by the March 1 priority date and request that your high school transcript be sent to the UNT admissions office. If you live out of stateyou can apply through the Common Application.

Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses can count toward college credit at UNT.

Transfer students

If you're attending a Texas community college, you should consult our online transfer guides, the UNT Undergraduate Catalog, and an academic counselor or advisor to review your degree plan. Proper planning will allow you to 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 with a peer mentor and other campus resources. Each year, 4,000 students transfer to UNT

Helpful Resources

The Career Center, Learning Center and our team of professional academic advisors are among the many valuable resources available to you at UNT. The Career Center can provide advice about internships, future employment opportunities and how to get hands-on experience in your major. The Learning Center offers workshops on speed reading, study skills and time management. Academic advisors are available to help you plan your class schedule each semester.