Aviation: Air Traffic Management Track, B.S.

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Minimum Total Credit Hours: 125

Minimum Upper-Division Hours: 40

Overall GPA - Combined and OU: 2.25

Major GPA - Combined and OU: 2.25

Program Code: B090 P045

Major Requirements

Aviation majors must earn a minimum grade of C in aviation courses to be considered passing and move to the next requirement.

Lower-Division Requirements (13 Hours)
AVIA 1013Introduction to Air Traffic Control3
AVIA 1111Aviation Orientation1
AVIA 1213Basic Air Traffic Control Regulations3
AVIA 2013General Air Traffic Control Procedures3
AVIA 2613Aviation Safety3
Upper-Division Requirements (28 Hours)
AVIA 3013Career Development for Aviation Professionals3
AVIA 3213Airport Traffic Procedures3
AVIA 3313IFR Air Traffic Procedures 13
AVIA 4004Air Traffic Control Tower Simulation 14
AVIA 4013En-Route Radar Lab 13
AVIA 4023Tracon Radar Lab 13
AVIA 4423Crew Resource Management3
AVIA 4663Survey of Aerospace Ethical Issues3
AVIA 4713Senior Capstone3
Total Credit Hours41

A lab simulation fee is required. 

Major Support Requirements

GIS 2023Introduction to Spatial Thinking and Computer Mapping3
ACCT 2113Fundamental Financial Accounting3
ECON 1113Principles of Economics-Macro (Core III-SS)3
ECON 1123Principles of Economics-Micro (Core III-SS)3
ECON 2843Elements of Statistics3
or PSY 2003 Understanding Statistics
FIN 2303Business Finance3
MIS 2113Computer-Based Information Systems3
L S 3323Legal Environment of Business3
MGT 3013Principles of Organization and Management3
MKT 3013Principles of Marketing3
Total Credit Hours30


Students are not required to complete specialized aviation electives, but may choose to do so for additional training: AVIA 3333 and AVIA 4803.

Additional Requirements

  • Maintaining less than a 2.25 GPA, or failure to complete the required math sequence each semester will result in academic probation.
  • The maximum number of aviation hours accepted by transfer is twelve.
  • A maximum of nine hours of aviation may be accomplished through advanced standing.
  • A total of 40 hours of OU coursework must be completed to receive a baccalaureate degree.
  • A maximum of 32 hours of correspondence courses will be accepted.
  • A total of 55 hours of liberal arts coursework is required.
  • To receive the general business minor a 2.50 OU retention, overall retention, and upper-division business GPA is required.

General Education and College Requirements

Courses taken to fulfill the University General Education Requirements must be chosen from the approved General Education course list published in the Class Schedule or at http://www.ou.edu/gened/courses.

Core Area I: Symbolic and Oral Communication
ENGL 1113Principles of English Composition (Core I)3
ENGL 1213Principles of English Composition (Core I)3
or EXPO 1213 Expository Writing
COMM 1113Principles of Communication3
or COMM 2613 Public Speaking
Language (Core I) 10-10
MATH 1643Functions and Modeling for Business, Life and Social Sciences3
MATH 1743Calculus I for Business, Life and Social Sciences 23
Core Area II: Natural Science
Choose one of the following:4
Physical Geography (Core II)
Any approved Chemistry, Physics, or Biology course (Core II)
METR 1014Introduction to Weather and Climate (Core II)4
METR 2603Severe and Unusual Weather3
Core Area III: Social Science 3
P SC 1113American Federal Government (Core III)3
Core Area IV: Arts & Humanities
HIST 1483United States to 1865 (Core IV)3
or HIST 1493 United States, 1865 to the Present
One course from one of the following 3 fields (Core IV) must be upper-division:
Choose one Artistic Forms course3
Choose one Western Culture course3
Choose one World Culture course3
Core Area V: First Year Experience
Choose one course 3
Total Credit Hours44-54

Students who have completed two years of high school language are exempt from the general education language requirement. 


Core I—Substitute: MATH 1823, Calculus & Analytic Geom. I


Two courses, 6 hours, of Core III Social Science are required and one course must be P SC 1113ECON 1113 or ECON 1123 will meet the other 3 hours of this requirement under Basic Business.

Free Electives

Ten hours if exempt from language; zero hours if language must be taken. Free electives may include any specialized aviation courses. A combined maximum of five hours of physical education activity courses may be used to meet degree requirements.

Information Concerning General Rules, Regulations and Minimum Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees

Total Hours: A minimum of 120 semester hours acceptable toward graduation must be completed.
Upper-Division Hours: A minimum of 40 upper- division semester hours acceptable toward graduation must be completed. OU courses numbered 3000 or above are upper- division. Transfer work is counted as lower-division or upper-division credit depending on the level at which it was offered at the institution where it was earned. Two-year college work is accepted only as lower-division credit.
Senior Institution Hours: A minimum of 60 semester hours applied toward graduation must be earned at senior (4-year) institutions.

  • A minimum of two semesters must be spent in residence in the College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences.
  • At least 36 of the last 48 hours must be completed in residence at OU.

Individual Studies: No more than six hours of independent study or directed readings may be applied toward degree requirements.
Grade Point Averages: Students must earn a minimum overall 2.25 for each of the following: Combined Retention GPA (all college grades), OU Retention GPA, GPA for all major courses, and GPA for all major courses taken at OU.

Suggested Semester Plan of Study

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
ENGL 1113 Principles of English Composition (Core I) 3
MATH 1643 Functions and Modeling for Business, Life and Social Sciences 3
ECON 1113 Principles of Economics-Macro (Core III) 3
AVIA 1013 Introduction to Air Traffic Control 1 3
AVIA 1111 Aviation Orientation 1
First-Year Experience (Core V) 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
ENGL 1213
Principles of English Composition (Core I)
or Expository Writing
MATH 1743 Calculus I for Business, Life and Social Sciences 3
COMM 1113
Principles of Communication
or Public Speaking
METR 2603 Severe and Unusual Weather 3
ECON 1123 Principles of Economics-Micro (Core III) 3
AVIA 1213 Basic Air Traffic Control Regulations 1 3
 Credit Hours18
First Semester
METR 1014 Introduction to Weather and Climate (Core II) 4
ACCT 2113 Fundamental Financial Accounting 3
ECON 2843
Elements of Statistics
or Understanding Statistics
P SC 1113 American Federal Government (Core III) 3
AVIA 2013 General Air Traffic Control Procedures 1 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
GIS 2023 Introduction to Spatial Thinking and Computer Mapping 3
FIN 2303 Business Finance 3
MIS 2113 Computer-Based Information Systems 3
GEOG 1114 Physical Geography (Core II) 4
Or any approved Chemistry, Physics, or Biology course (Core II)
AVIA 3213 Airport Traffic Procedures 1 3
 Credit Hours16
First Semester
AVIA 2613 Aviation Safety 3
AVIA 3313 IFR Air Traffic Procedures 1 3
MGT 3013 Principles of Organization and Management 3
L S 3323 Legal Environment of Business 3
HIST 1483
United States to 1865 (Core IV)
or United States, 1865 to the Present
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
AVIA 3013 Career Development for Aviation Professionals 3
AVIA 4013 En-Route Radar Lab 3
AVIA 4423 Crew Resource Management 3
MKT 3013 Principles of Marketing 3
World Culture - Upper-Division (Core IV) 3
 Credit Hours15
First Semester
AVIA 4004 Air Traffic Control Tower Simulation 1 4
AVIA 4663 Survey of Aerospace Ethical Issues 3
Artistic Forms (Core IV) 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 2
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
AVIA 4023 Tracon Radar Lab 3
AVIA 4713 Senior Capstone 3
Western Culture (Core IV) 3
Free Elective 5
 Credit Hours14
 Total Credit Hours125

Air Traffic Control coursework must be taken in the semester offered. All 25 hours must be completed in residence at the University of Oklahoma. 

  • For those students who did not successfully complete two years of the same language in high school, ten hours of free electives will be replaced with two semesters of the same college-level language.
  • For those students pursuing the General Business Minor, successful completion of ECON 2843 is required.
  • This plan of study should not be used in lieu of academic advisement.