Aviation Logistics

Your Future in Aviation Logistics

Every time an airplane takes off, thousands of people have worked behind the scenes to execute its departure. 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 the Dallas-Fort Worth region.

Whether it involves 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 business that moves people or cargo through the air, and those companies that support them, are a potential employer.

Career opportunities and average salaries in the field range from aircraft cargo handling supervisor ($50,830) to transportation manager ($88,920) to airport chief executive ($176,480).

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 professionals.

Our program takes a unique approach to developing aviation industry leaders. 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 a variety of leadership opportunities through projects and a required internship.

Scholarships sponsored by the department are available to help you pay for your education.

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.

A Living-Learning Community brings together business students who live on campus to enhance academic and social experiences.

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.

The college, which is one of the nation's 20 largest business schools, is accredited by AACSB International — The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (777 South Harbour Island Blvd., Suite 750; Tampa, Fla. 33602; telephone 813-769-6500). This distinction means the college meets or exceeds strict academic standards for excellence in education.

Our Business Leadership Building promotes interaction among students, faculty and industry leaders. The building — which has Gold-level Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification — contains 24 classrooms, team study rooms and a state-of-the-art computer lab. This building helps distinguish us as a leader in business education.

What to expect

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

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

Aviation course work covers topics such as 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.

A 240-clock-hour 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 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 getting hands-on experience in your major. The Learning Center offers workshops on speed reading, study skills and time management. Academic advisors will 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, 3,900 students transfer to UNT. More information about the center is at transition.unt.edu.