Aviation Administration Minor

This minor is intended for students that wish to incorporate a study of Aviation Administration into their academic background. The recommended list of courses provides a broad overview of the air transportation industry, the airport and airway infrastructure and Federal Government oversight of this dynamic career field.

Student Learning Outcomes: 

  • Students will have an appreciation of the historical development of the aviation industry.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of the role of government and regulations in the aviation industry.
  • Students will develop the ability to make professional and ethical decisions in aviation-related fields of employment.
  • Students will be able to identify emerging trends in aviation. 

About Academic Minors

Farmingdale State College students are invited to enhance their studies with an "Academic Minor." A minor is a cluster of thematically related courses drawn from one or more departments. In addition to department based minors (e.g. computer programming & info systems), interdisciplinary minors are also available (e.g. legal studies).

Academic minors are approved by the College-Wide Curriculum Committee and the Provost. Students must make application for an academic minor through the department offering the minor in conjunction with the Registrar's Office Specific course work must be determined in consultation with a faculty member in the department offering the minor. A statement of successful completion of the academic minor will appear on the student's transcript at the time of graduation.

  • A minor is considered to be an optional supplement to a student's major program of study.
  • Completion of a minor is not a graduation requirement and is subject to the availability of the courses selected. However, if the requirements for a minor are not completed prior to certification of graduation in the major, it will be assumed that the minor has been dropped. Consequently, the student will only be certified for graduation in their primary major.
  • Only students in 4 year baccalaureate programs can apply for a minor.
  • A minor should consist of 15 to 21 credits.
  • At least 12 credits must be in courses at the 200 level or higher.
  • At least 9 credits must be residency credits.
  • Specific requirements for each minor are determined by the department granting the minor. 
  • Students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 in their minor.  Some minors may require a higher GPA.
  • Students are prohibited from declaring a minor in the same discipline as their major (e.g. one cannot combine an applied math minor with an applied math major). Academic minors may not apply to all curricula.
  • Students are permitted to double-count courses.
  • Students are only permitted to take more than one minor with appropriate written approval of their department chair or curriculum Dean.

Admission to Farmingdale State College - State University of New York is based on the qualifications of the applicant without regard to age, sex, marital or military status, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability or sexual orientation.

Contact Information


Dr. Jeanne Radigan
Lupton Hall, Room
Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm

Fall 2023

Subject to revision

Required: credits
AVN 101 Aviation Industry: A History Perspective 3
AVN 270 Intro to Airports Management 3
AVN 300W Gov’t in Aviation 3
Aviation Electives (200 level or above) 6

AVN 101 Aviation Industry: A History Perspective

This course is a basic survey of the aviation industry viewed from a historical perspective. Topics covered will range from the early days of aviation to the present. The course will also examine the chronology of aviation laws and regulations and how they have changed from aviation beginnings in the United States to present day. At the conclusion of this course, the student will have a comprehensive knowledge of the U.S. air transportation industry and will understand its significant social/economic impact upon the nation and the world.

AVN 270 Introduction to Airports Management

An introductory course, which provides foundational information and strategic concepts about the air transport/ airport system. Topics include: Overview of Air Transport/ Airport system, Department of Transportation/Federal Aviation Administration, Intro to Airports/Management, Organizational Development, Management Roles and Theories, Motivational and Communications Principles/Processes. Prerequisite(s): AVN 101 with a grade of C or higher

Last Modified 2/13/24