Feb 05, 2023
About the Program
Managing an airport takes more than loading passengers and maintaining runways. It includes security, customer service, knowledge of federal regulations, baggage handling, staffing and more.
When you major in airport management and operations at Purdue University you will gain the expertise necessary to navigate the many aspects of operating an airport. You will gain a broad exposure to aviation management with a strong focus on airport operations. Your courses will provide insights into how the world’s airports make daily business decisions.
- Take advantage of firsthand knowledge from professors who have worked in the industry
- Explore other aspects of the aviation industry as your learn alongside students with majors in other aviation disciplines
- Engage with industry on a regular basis and be considered for their internships and other placement opportunities
- Utilize the Polytechnic learning environment to become a career-ready graduate
Summary of Program Requirements
The Summary of Program Requirements for Airport Management and Operations is a comprehensive list of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. Unlike the full Detailed Program Requirements listed below, complete lists of selectives for any given category are not shown. These summaries are intended to be printer-friendly and less expansive in detail.
Detailed Program Requirements
Please see below for detailed program requirements and possible selective fulfillments.
120 credits for graduation
Departmental/Program Major Courses (111 credits)
Required Major Courses (59 credits)
Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (52 credits)
University Core Requirements
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.
120 semester credits required for Bachelor of Science degree.
2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.
The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements.
myPurdue Plan is knowledge source for specific requirements and completion
Foreign Language Courses
Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program. For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:
American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.