Transportation Administration Bachelor of Science

Total Credit Hours: 128

Major Credit Hours: 69

Objectives

Aviation is a critical component of the transportation industry, and since September 11, 2001, the nation’s focus has been on aircraft and airports. However, there has been a growing recognition of the intermodality of transportation including the common concerns of train, truck, ship, airplane, and transit systems. This program addresses the necessity of meeting the needs of and ensuring the safety of the nation’s travelers and shippers. The Lewis University Transportation Administration major is a broad-based major designed to prepare our graduates for careers in administrative and supervisory positions in the transportation industry. Lewis University’s location in Will County, the hub of intermodal transportation in the State of Illinois, is ideal for completing a degree program in Transportation Administration. The adjoining airport and the various transportation systems in the Chicagoland area are distinguishing features of Lewis University’s program.

Transportation is a complex industry which includes all means of transporting people, food, manufactured goods, equipment, and energy. Upon completion of the major, students will be academically qualified to accept entry-level management positions in transportation ventures.

Degree Requirements

I. Core Courses (48)

13-120Mathematical Analysis

4

46-201Aviation Physics I

4

47-102Introduction to Aviation and Transportation

1

47-201Human Factors in Transportation

3

47-250Aviation Meteorology I

3

47-256Advanced Supply Chain Management Concepts

3

47-257Introduction to Supply Chain Management

3

47-321Transportation Legislation

3

47-355Motor Freight Administration

3

47-356Railroad Administration

3

47-373Transportation Safety

3

47-402Fiscal Aspects of Transportation

3

47-430Labor Relations in Transportation

3

47-450Issues and Trends in Transportation

3

47-457Multimodal Operations

3

47-463Aircraft Accident Investigation

3

II. Department Electives (9)

A. Choose one Topics course from among the following:

-47-358 Energy Distribution

3

-47-358 Pipeline Operations

3

-47-358 Ocean Shipping

3

B. Choose two of the following:

47-313Air Traffic Control Systems

3

47-452Airport Management

3

47-453Airline Management and Economics

3

III. Management Courses (9)

23-120Principles of Accountancy I

3

61-200Principles of Management

3

61-360Human Resource Management

3

-OR

61-380Supervisory Management

3

IV. Technology Courses (3)

 

61-300Business Communication in the Digital Age

3

-OR

70-190Computer Applications

3

V. Culminating Experience

The senior-year culminating experience 47-457 Multimodal Operations is required of all majors nearing graduation. The course will provide opportunities to learn through exercises replicating companies and will serve as one form of program assessment.

VI. Internship Option

Students who qualify with a 2.75 GPA (in both major courses and overall) will be encouraged to enroll in 47-495 Internship in Transportation.

VII. The advanced writing requirement is met by successful completion of 47-321 Transportation Legislation and 47-463 Accident Investigation.

VIII. General Education Courses

Fulfill these requirements as delineated in the General Information section of this catalog.