Transportation Administration / Bachelor of Science
Total Credit Hours:
Major Credit Hours
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.
I. Core Courses (47)
II. Department Electives (9)
A. Choose one Topics Course:
Appropriate topics are: Energy Distribution, Pipeline Operations and Ocean Shipping
B. Choose two of the following:
III. Management Courses (9)
IV. Technology Courses (3)
V. Culminating Experience
The senior-year culminating experience AVTR 45700 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 AVTR 49500 Internship in Transportation.
VII. Advanced Writing Requirement
The advanced writing requirement of the General Education curriculum is satisfied by successful completion of:
VIII. General Education Courses
For details on General Education requirements, see the General Information section in this catalog.
(MATH 11500, AVMT 20100, AVTR 10200, and AVTR 25000 serve both as General Education courses and as requirements for the Transportation Administration major.)