Next year, the University of North Texas will become the first Texas public college or university to offer a bachelor of science in aviation logistics.
The program, which will be offered by the UNT College of Business, will begin accepting students next fall.
UNT’s program will give students the education and the experience needed to pursue career opportunities in all facets of the aviation industry. The program will offer two tracks — one for students interested in becoming commercial pilots and another for students interested in careers related to passenger and freight movement.
Dr. Terrance Pohlen, director of the UNT’s Center for Logistics Education and Research, said that the combination of aviation and logistics will give UNT graduates a much broader perspective than they would get from aviation programs offered at other universities.
“The flight crew, while an important and highly visible part of aviation, is just the tip of the iceberg. Every time an airplane takes off, literally thousands of dedicated people help put it in the air — from those who manage the airports and run the air traffic control system, to those who schedule flights and many others who do the jobs that need to be done,” said Pohlen.
“The creation of this new major at UNT is in response to the density of aviation-related businesses and career opportunities in the Dallas-Fort Worth region. DFW International is the fourth largest passenger airport in the country. The area also is home to Dallas Love Field, Fort Worth Alliance airport, American Airlines, Bell Helicopter and Lockheed Martin, just to name a few,” said Dr. Steve Swartz, assistant professor of logistics.
For more information: 940-565-3120 or UNT.edu.