Programs & Centers Minors

Transportation and Logistics

The interschool Transportation and Logistics Program offers a minor that is available to all undergraduates.

Passenger and freight transportation represents nearly a fifth of the US gross domestic product and influences every aspect of our lives: where we live, where we work, and the goods we can purchase. The study of transportation and logistics is inherently interdisciplinary, reaching across disciplines, schools, and departments. Northwestern offers relevant courses through the Departments of Civil Engineering and Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences in the McCormick School and the Department of Economics and other social science departments in Weinberg College. This minor offers undergraduates the opportunity to obtain a more rounded education in transportation and logistics than that offered within their selected majors. The curriculum equips students with a broad understanding of the economics, engineering, and operations of transportation and logistics systems and the role of public policy.

The minor is administered by the Transportation Center, an interdisciplinary research center founded in 1954. The center’s affiliated faculty are drawn from many of the participating departments. Additional information about the program is available from the Transportation Center.