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Northwestern University

Transportation & Logistics Minor

An interdisciplinary minor available to students in all schools

Undergraduate Minor

NUTC's Minor in Transportation and Logistics (T&L) offers undergraduate students the opportunity to explore the exciting world of transportation and logistics through an interdisciplinary sampling of courses geared to complement their major program of study. The curriculum is designed to equip students with an in-depth understanding of the economics, engineering and operations in transportation and logistics systems,  and the impact of these systems on public policy.

Required Courses

Students are required to take seven courses in total.

Senior Seminar (1)

A senior seminar (TRANS 310), which includes lectures and seminars on contemporary issues, a literature review paper, and a term paper with original research. Work for this course is spread throughout the senior year, with a one-credit registration in the student’s final quarter. Students will work with a faculty adviser on their research.

Core Courses (at least 3)

Students must choose at least three of the following core classes drawn from transportation and logistics classes that are offered by the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, the Department of Economics, and the Department of Industrial Engineering & Management Sciences:

*IMPORTANT: At least two core classes must be in departments outside the student's major.

Elective Courses

The remainder of the seven courses drawn from a wide list of approved elective courses in engineering, the social sciences, and humanities.

Program Benefits

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