What to Expect
Through most of your freshman and sophomore years as an aviation management major you’ll take courses drawn primarily from the university core curriculum. These courses promote the development of key skills including analytical, critical-thinking and problem solving skills and prepare you for the rigorous training in your major.
Even as a freshman or sophomore, it’s never too early to visit the Office of Professional and Career Development. You should also actively participate in student organizations like Alpha Eta Rho, a co-ed professional aviation fraternity, and Women in Aviation, which is open to all students.
In your junior year you’ll start the major course work for your degree. In addition to fundamental business courses in marketing, management, and finance, you will begin to take courses in meteorology, air traffic control, safety, aviation law and policy and global air transport. During this year you should consider internship opportunities for the upcoming summer. Related work experience will give you an edge in getting started in this competitive career and internships are a sure way to increase your professional network and possible gain employment prior to graduation.
In your senior year you’ll complete your course work and begin the job interview process. Graduate school is also an option for those who wish to continue their education.