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Commercial Aviation

Students in Commercial Aviation will study General Administration or develop contracts in areas of interest such as aviation and climatology and technological or computer systems. A student must hold a private pilot license or other FAA ratings to be considered for admission. Academic credit is awarded for FAA ratings for Commercial Pilot, Instrument Rating, Multi-Engine Rating, and other ratings. Students are required to earn a minimum number of FAA ratings.

Program Summary

A . General Education (35-41 hours)
See Graduation from the University for the University General Education Program requirements. Students who have completed one year of American History in high school are exempted from the six credit-hour History General Education Program requirement; otherwise, students will have to meet the History requirement. Note: Students are advised to complete ESCI 1010/1011, 1020/1021 or PHYS 1010/1011-1020/1021 for their Natural Science General Education requirements. They are also advised to take ECON 2020 and ESCI 1301 to apply toward their Social Science General Education requirement.

B. Coordinated Study (50 hours)

Management and Business Operations (15 hours)

ACCT 2010 Fundamentals of Accounting I or

ACCT 2020 Fundamentals of Accounting II

MIS 2749 Foundation/Information Systems

MGMT 3110 Organization and Management or

PADM 3601 Public Administration or

MGMT 3610 Principles of Management and Organizational Behavior or

METH 4381 Principles of Supervision

MKTG 3010 Principles of Marketing

ENGL 3250 Professional Communication or

ENGL 3601 Technical and Professional Writing or

ENGL 3604 Persuasive Writing

Human Resources, Staffing and Development ( 9 hours

Choose one course:

BMGT 3630 Human Resources Management

LDSP 3000 Leadership Development

MGMT 3215 Management of Human Resources

MGMT 4260 Employee Staffing and Development

MGMT 4420 Organizational Behavior in Business

Choose one course:

COMM 3010 Integrated Corporate Communications

COMM 4011 Communication in Organizations

PM 4120 Organizational Theory and Behavior

PSYC 3508 Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Choose one course:

COUN 4621 Human Interactions

LEAD 3350 The Adult Learner

SOCI 3150 Social Psychology

SW 3200 Cultural Diversity

Transportation and Logistics (9 hours)

UNIV 3200 Aviation Administration

MKTG 2610 Introduction to Supply Chain Management

MKTG 3620 Global Logistics Management or

Experiential Learning in Commercial Aviation ( 6 hours)

Internships may be completed in any of the following areas: (1) Airline, (2) Airport, (3) Corporate Aviation, (4) Federal Aviation Administration, (5) Flight Instruction, (6) Fixed-Base Operation, & other, as arranged.

Persons with prior aviation administration experiences may seek credit for their learning by submitting appropriate documentation.

Professional Aviation Instruction (minimum: 11 hours)

The Commercial Aviation program is designed to build upon professional instruction in aviation maintenance, flight, avionics technology, aircraft operations support or other aviation-related fields. A minimum of 11 credit-hours is required for the degree; a maximum of 30 hours in aviation may be applied to the degree.

Students may present FAA ratings, military records, or transfer aviation credit from other colleges or universities, as evidence of their learning. Notarized copies of FAA licenses should be presented to the college advisor; transcripts and military records should be sent to the Admissions Office.

See below for a listing of credit granted for Pilot Licenses and Ratings, Airframe/Power Plant License, and the Aircraft Dispatcher's License: Students accepted into this program will receive semester hours at the UNIV 2900-3900 levels. A group assessment fee of ($180.00) must be paid before this credit is posted to the student's transcript.

NOTE : Since the University of Memphis will not accept credit for experiential learning assessed at another college or university, such credit cannot apply toward graduation, unless it is part of an earned degree. The university will assess all experiential learning for credit independently.

Students who need professional instruction in aviation may wish to plan their studies to accommodate flight training programs available at local aviation schools. For example, persons holding the Private Pilot License might choose to complex a six-month intensive flight training program. Four of these schools are listed below; all are FAA approved Part 141 flight schools. The University of Memphis does not endorse these or any other school, but encourages students to plan a course of study which makes the best use of available academic, professional and financial aid resources.

Douglas Aviation Dewitt Spain Airport Shelby Aviation, Inc. Downtown Aviation
11299 Airport Road 2787 N. 2nd St. 3870 Fite Road 2787 North Second St.
Olive Branch, MS 38654 Memphis , TN 38127 Millington , TN 38053 Memphis , TN 38127
Phone: (901) 521-1123 Phone: (901) 353-9151 Phone: (901) 873-3838 Phone: (901) 353-9151

Course Descriptions

College of Arts and Sciences

Aerospace Studies (AERO)
African and African American Studies (AAAS)
Anthropology (ANTH)
Biology (BIOL)
College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)
Chemistry (CHEM)
City and Regional Planning (PLAN)
Computer Science (COMP)
Criminology and Criminal Justice (CJUS)
Earth Sciences (ESCI)
English (ENGL)
Emergency Management (EMGT)
Environmental Studies (ENVR)
Health Administration (HADM)
History (HIST)
International Studies (INTL)
Judaic Studies (JDST)
Mathematics (MATH)
Military Science (ARMY)
Naval Science (NAVY)
Philosophy (PHIL)
Physics (PHYS)
Political Science (POLS)
Public and Nonprofit Administration (PADM)
Psychology (PSYC)
Religious Studies (RLGN)
Social Work (SWRK)
Sociology (SOCI)
Women's Studies (WMST)

Foreign Languages and Literatures

Arabic (ARAB)
Chinese (CHIN)
Classics (CLAS)
French (FREN)
German (GERM)
Greek (GREK)
Hebrew (HEBR)
Italian (ITAL)
Japanese (JAPN)
Languages and Literature (LALI)
Latin (LATN)
Portuguese (PORT)
Russian (RUSS)
Spanish (SPAN)

Fogelman College of Business and Economics

Accountancy (ACCT)
Business Administration (BA)
Economics (ECON)
Finance, Insurance and Real Estate (FIR)
Management Information Systems (MIS)
Management (MGMT)
Marketing (MKTG))
Supply Chain Management Science (SCMS)

College of Communication and Fine Arts

Architecture (ARCH)
Art (ART)
Art History (ARTH)
Communication (COMM)
Communication/Fine Arts (CCFA)
Dance (DANC)
Interior Design (IDES)
Journalism (JOUR)
Theatre (THEA)


Applied Music (MUAP)
Music Appreciation (MUS)
Music Education (MUSE)
Music History, Literature, and Appreciation (MUHL)
Music Industry (MUID)
Music Theory and Composition (MUTC)
Sacred Music (MUSA)

College of Education, Health and Human Sciences

Counseling, Educational Psychology and Research

Counseling and Personnel Services (COUN)
Educational Psychology and Research (EDPR)

Health and Sport Sciences

Dietetics (NUTR)
Health and Human Performance (EXSS)
Health and Sport Sciences (HMSE)
Healthcare Leadership (HCL)
Health Promotion (HPRO)
Physical Education Activities (PHED)
Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE)
Sport and Leisure Commerce (SLC)
Sport and Leisure Management (SLS)

Instruction and Curriculum Leadership

Early Childhood Education (ECED)
Educational Services (EDSV)
Elementary Education (ELED)
Instruction and Curriculum Leadership (ICL)
Instructional Design and Technology (IDT)
Leadership (LEAD)
Reading (RDNG)
Special Education (SPED)

Herff College of Engineering

Biomedical Engineering (BIOM)
Civil Engineering (CIVL)
Electrical and Computer Engineering (EECE)
Engineering (ENGR)
Mechanical Engineering (MECH)
Technology (TECH)

Loewenberg School of Nursing

Nursing (NURS)

University College

Family and Consumer Science (CSED)
Merchandising (MRCH)
Paralegal Studies (LEGL)
University College (UNIV)

Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management

Hospitality and Resort Management (HPRM)

Independent Programs

Orientation Program (ACAD)
University Honors Program (UNHP)
University of Memphis Libraries (LBRY)

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