- In person
- Kent Campus
Students pursuing the Aviation Law and Policy minor will gain a deep understanding of existing policy and case law while developing the skills necessary to influence the regulatory process, which establishes and creates new laws and regulations. This minor enhances the student learning experience from a multitude of disciplines (aeronautics, engineering, business, pre-law, etc.), and prepares students to affect change in the air transportation industry from a variety of career fields.
The air transportation industry is one of the most heavily regulated in the U.S economy. Responsible for more than 10 million jobs and driving five percent of the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) and nearly $1.5 trillion in annual economic activity, the industry requires aviation professionals who can readily navigate the complex areas of aviation regulations.
Admission to a minor is open to students declared in a bachelor’s degree, the A.A.B. or A.A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree (not Individualized Program major). Students declared only in the A.A. or A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree in Individualized Program may not declare a minor. Students may not pursue a minor and a major in the same discipline.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates from this program will be able to:
- Identify, formulate and solve applied aviation problems
- Work effectively on multi-disciplinary and diverse teams
- Make professional and ethical decisions
- Communicate effectively, using both written and oral communication skills
|AERN 45250||AVIATION LAW||3|
|AERN 45791||AVIATION SECURITY AND POLICY SEMINAR (WIC)||3|
|PLST 28001||LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING||3|
|POL 10300||PUBLIC POLICY||3|
|or POL 10500||WORLD POLITICS (DIVG) (KSS)|
|Aeronautics Electives, choose from the following:||5|
|AIR TRANSPORTATION INDUSTRY REGULATIONS|
|UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS LAW AND REGULATIONS|
|LABOR RELATIONS IN THE AVIATION INDUSTRY|
|LEGAL ANALYSIS OF AVIATION AND ENGINEERING DISASTERS|
|AVIATION MAINTENANCE LAW AND REGULATIONS|
|LAW AND ETHICS FOR ENGINEERS|
|Minimum Total Credit Hours:||17|
|Minimum Minor GPA||Minimum Overall GPA|
- Minimum 6 credit hours in the minor must be upper-division coursework (30000 and 40000 level).
- Minimum 6 credit hours in the minor must be outside of the course requirements for any major or other minor the student is pursuing.
- Minimum 50 percent of the total credit hours for the minor must be taken at Kent State (in residence).