Aviation Programs / Bachelor of Science to Master of Science in Aviation and Transportation / Fast Track

The Aviation and Transportation Studies Department offers a Bachelor’s to Master’s Fast Track option for Lewis University undergraduate Aviation majors.  All qualified Aviation majors may take advantage of this Fast Track option. The Fast Track option allows qualified undergraduates to complete the graduate MSAT (Master of Science in Aviation and Transportation) in less time than would be possible if the two programs were taken separately. Nine graduate hours may be used both to complete the Bachelor’s degree (128 hours) and to satisfy specific course requirements for the Master’s program. The total number of required graduate credits (36) will remain the same. Students apply for admission to the Fast Track option by submitting the department application form to the Program Director of the MSAT when they reach senior status (complete 90 credits) and have achieved an overall GPA of 3.0. Qualified students approved for the Fast Track option may apply financial aid to graduate courses. With planning, the MSAT could be awarded within one year of graduating with the Bachelor’s degree. Students who take 9 credit hours of selected graduate courses in Aviation and Transportation in their senior year and earn a grade of “B” or better in each of those courses will have to complete only 27 more credit hours to earn the MSAT: 15 credit hours of core graduate courses, 9 credit hours of graduate electives, and 3 credit hours of capstone experience. Students accepted into this Fast Track option are required to apply for admission to the MSAT.

Listed below are graduate courses in the MSAT program which students enrolled in the Fast Track option may take during their senior year. Listed next to each is the undergraduate course for which it substitutes. A student in this Fast Track option may apply no more than 3 of these courses toward his or her undergraduate Bachelor of Science major in Aviation and Transportation Studies:

AVTR 50000 Overview of the A/T Industry substitutes for AVTR 35300 Air Transportation

AVTR 51000 Planning Strategically for A/T Projects substitutes for AVTR 40200 Fiscal Aspects of Aviation

AVTR 52000 Human Factors and Safety Management substitutes for AVTR 37300 Aviation Safety

AVTR 53000 Regulation of the A/T Industry substitutes for AVTR 32100 Aviation Legislation

AVTR 54000 Quality Management Systems for A/T Safety substitutes for AVTR 38000 Supervisory Management

AVTR 55000 A/T in Supply Chain and Logistics substitutes for AVTR 45300 Airline Management and Economics

AVTR 56000 HRM, Labor Relations, and Ethical Issues in A/T Industry substitutes for AVTR 43000 Labor Relations

AVTR 57000 Topics in Aviation and Transportation substitutes for AVTR 45000 Aviation Issues and Trends

AVTR 58000 A/T Security substitutes for AVTR 45500 Airport Security