Mar 19, 2018  
2017-2018 University Catalog 
2017-2018 University Catalog

Airline Management and Operations, BS

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About the Program

Managing an airline takes more than shuttling passengers between airports. It includes scheduling, planning networks, maintenance of aircraft, staffing, customer service and more. When you major in airline management and operations at Purdue University you will gain the expertise necessary to navigate the many aspects of managing an airline. You will gain a broad exposure to aviation management with a strong focus on airline operations. Your courses will provide insights into how the world’s airlines make daily business decisions.

Airline Management Operations Website

Degree Requirements

120 Credits Required

Departmental/Program Major Courses (111 credits)

Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (52 credits)

Electives (9 credits)

University Core Requirements

  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.

Prerequisite Information:

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Additional Degree Requirements

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Program Requirements

14 Credits

16 Credits

15 Credits

Spring 2nd Year

15 Credits

Fall 3rd Year

15 Credits

Spring 3rd Year

15 Credits

Fall 4th Year

17 Credits

Spring 4th Year

  • AT 49501 - Applied Capstone Research Project
  • Thematic Area Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Aviation Management Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Technical Communication Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Free Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Globalization - Credit Hours: 0.00
  • Internship - Credit Hours:  0.00

13 Credits


Purdue policy states that a student may attempt a course no more than three times. An attempt is defined as all courses displayed on a student transcript having grades of (including, but not limited to) A, B, C, D, E, F, W, WF, I and IF.

2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.

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