About This Program
The Aviation Law and Policy minor provides you with a comprehensive understanding of the legal and regulatory issues that affect the aviation industry. Taught by experienced faculty, you'll gain a strong foundation in aviation law, policy and management, making you well-equipped to pursue a career in this dynamic field. Read more...
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 of 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.
Students pursuing the Aviation Law and Policy minor 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.