Aviation Logistics

Your Future in Aviation Logistics

Every time an airplane takes off, thousands of people are working 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 fouryear degree of its kind in the Dallas-Fort Worth area

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. Your potential employers include any business that moves people or cargo through the air, or its supporting companies

Typical career opportunities and average salaries in the field range from aircraft cargo handling supervisor ($52,000) to transportation manager ($105,000) to airport chief executive ($197,000), according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 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 and Logistics, we provide you 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 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 industries 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

Living-Learning Communities enhance academic and social experiences by bringing together business students who live on campus.

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

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

Our Business Leadership Building promotes interaction among students, faculty and industry leaders. The Gold-level LEED-certified building contains 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:

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

Aviation course work 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 course work 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

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.

How to enroll at UNT

High school students

We encourage you to fulfill the graduation requirements for the distinguished level of achievement under the Texas Foundation, Recommended or Distinguished Achievement high school program, or the equivalent

In your junior year, take the SAT or ACT and have your scores sent to UNT

In your senior year, apply for admission by March 1 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 unt.edu/credit.

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

More information about the center is available at transition.unt.edu.