FAST TRACK OPTION FOR AVIATION MAJORS/BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
The Aviation and Transportation Studies Department offers a Bachelorís to Masterís Fast Track option for Lewis University undergraduate Aviation majors. The Fast Track option allows qualified undergraduates to complete the graduate MSAT (Master of Science in Aviation and Transportation) in less time than would be possible if the two programs were taken separately. Nine graduate hours may be used both to complete the Bachelorís degree (128 hours) and to satisfy specific course requirements for the Masterís program. The total number of required graduate credits (36) will remain the same. Students apply for admission to the Fast Track option by submitting both the department application form and the Block Tuition Exemption form to the Program Director of the MSAT when they reach senior status (complete 90 credits) and have achieved an overall GPA of 3.0. Qualified students approved for the Fast Track option may apply financial aid to graduate courses and are exempt from the 18-hour block in the semesters when they take these select graduate courses. With planning, the MSAT could be awarded within one year of graduating with the Bachelorís degree. Students who take 9 credit hours of selected graduate courses in Aviation and Transportation in their senior year and earn a grade of B or better in each of those courses will have to complete only 27 more credit hours to earn the MSAT: 15 credit hours of core graduate courses, 9 credit hours of graduate electives, and 3 credit hours of capstone experience. Students accepted into this Fast Track option will be required to apply for admission to the MSAT.
Listed below are graduate courses in the MSAT program which students enrolled in the Fast Track option may take during their senior year. Listed next to each is the undergraduate course for which it substitutes. A student in this Fast Track option may apply no more than three of these courses toward their undergraduate Bachelor of Science major in Aviation and Transportation Studies: