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
Aviation & Transportation Technology Department Major Change (CODO) Requirements
120 Credits Required
Departmental/Program Major Courses (59 credits)
Required Major Courses (59 credits)
Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (52 credits)
Electives (9 credits)
Any Course, any subject. Credit Hours: 9.00
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.
Course Requirements and Notes
- A course can only satisfy one departmental/program major degree requirement within a unique plan of study.
- A course may be used to satisfy two separate departmental/program major degree requirements
- Thematic Area Selective Requirement
- Option I: Any University - approved minor
- Option II: 6 credit hours of 20000 or higher-level courses AND 6 credit hours of 30000 or higher-level courses from any of the following departments: AT, AFT, EAPS, ECON, ENTR, HTM, MGMT, OBHR, OLS, POL, or TLI
- Option III: 12 consecutive credit hours in a foreign language
- Option IV: 9 credit hours of 50000 level courses AND 3 credit hours of 30000 or higher-level courses
Aviation Management Selective Requirement
Aviation Management selectives may consist of any 30000, 40000, or 50000 level AT prefixed courses. In addition, AFT 35100 and 36100 may be used as AM selectives.
- Airport Management - Recommended courses for the Airport Management focus area are AT 35900, AT 45100, and AT 45900.
- Airline Management - Recommended courses for the Airline Management focus area are at 33800 and AT 43800.
Non-course / Non-credit Requirements
- Internship Requirement
- Globalization Requirement
Pass/No Pass Policy
A student may elect the Pass/Not-Pass (P/NP) grading option for courses without an AT prefix. A student may not elect this option for more than 20 percent of the total credit hours required for graduation. AT prefix courses may be taken for P/NP only under extenuating circumstances and in close coordination with advisors and faculty. Some AT prefix courses have been established as P/NP for all students and are therefore required to be taken in that manner. For further information regarding P/NP, students should refer to the Purdue Regulations, Grades and Grade Reports, Pass/Not-Pass Option & Scholastic Indexes.
Transfer Credit Policy
- SATT adheres to the admissions office Transfer Credit Course Equivalency Guide.
- Students may submit requests (with accompanied Syllabi) for Non-Purdue course evaluations for AT courses that are not reflective in the Transfer Credit Course Equivalency Guide.
University Core Requirements
For a complete listing of University Core Course Selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.
- Human Cultures: Behavioral/Social Science (BSS)
- Human Cultures: Humanities (HUM)
- Information Literacy (IL)
- Oral Communication (OC)
- Quantitative Reasoning (QR)
- Science #1 (SCI)
- Science #2 (SCI)
- Science, Technology, and Society (STS)
- Written Communication (WC)
Civics Literacy Proficiency Requirement
The Civics Literacy Proficiency activities are designed to develop civic knowledge of Purdue students in an effort to graduate a more informed citizenry. For more information visit the Civics Literacy Proficiency website.
Students will complete the Proficiency by passing a test of civic knowledge, and completing one of three paths:
- Attending six approved civics-related events and completing an assessment for each; or
- Completing 12 podcasts created by the Purdue Center for C-SPAN Scholarship and Engagement that use C-SPAN material and completing an assessment for each; or
- Earning a passing grade for one of these approved courses (or transferring in approved AP or departmental credit in lieu of taking a course).
Upper Level Requirement
- Resident study at Purdue University for at least two semesters and the enrollment in and completion of at least 32 semester hours of coursework required and approved for the completion of the degree. These courses are expected to be at least junior-level (30000+) courses.
- Students should be able to fulfill most, if not all, of these credits within their major requirements; there should be a clear pathway for students to complete any credits not completed within their major.
Spring 4th Year
- AT 49800 - Aviation Technology Capstone
- Thematic Area Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Aviation Management Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Cornerstone Level III Humanities Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
The ♦ course is considered critical.
In alignment with the Degree Map Guidance for Indiana’s Public Colleges and Universities, published by the Commission for Higher Education (pursuant to HEA 1348-2013), a Critical Course is identified as “one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major. Students who want to be nurses, for example, should know that they are expected to be proficient in courses like biology in order to be successful. These would be identified by the institutions for each degree program”.
The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements.
Consultation with an advisor may result in an altered plan customized for an individual student.
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