This major prepares students for a range of careers within the aerospace industry,
including aerospace logistics, professional pilot (secondary application required),
aerospace security, aviation management and technical service management.
Why aerospace administration and operations?
OSU is committed to providing students with a broad scope of options and training
within the aerospace industry. Students receive high-quality instruction from experienced
faculty who are committed to helping them find their right fit and follow their passion.
Our holistic approach allows students to balance time spent perfecting their craft
while taking advantage of all OSU has to offer.
Career options within the aerospace administration and operations industry include,
but are not limited to:
Airline or corporate pilot
Airline manager or operator
Aviation regulatory inspector
Federal air marshal
Corporate and/or general aviation security
Security management specialist
Flight operations director
R-ATPOSU is authorized
by the FAA to issue the Restricted Airline Transport Pilot certificate.
Students have access to our impressive fleet of aircraft, including Cessna 172 (2011-2016
models) and Piper Seminole multi-engine planes (2017 models) equipped with top-of-the-line
Garmin G1000 all-glass avionics systems. High-tech simulators, including the full-motion
and enclosed cockpit RedBird MCX, provide enhanced training for aspiring pilots.
OSU is home to the historic and nationally recognized Flying Aggies student organization. Members of the flight team have the opportunity to compete at regional and national
competitions, including the National Intercollegiate Flying Association’s (NIFA) annual
Throughout its 63-year history, the Flying Aggies won the prestigious Loening Award
21 times. With this legacy comes an enormous amount of pride and support of alumni.
Students who join the Flying Aggies are part of a tradition and history unlike any
Internships and real-world experiences are central to the OSU aviation program. Our
students enjoy unique opportunities to interact with professional partners through the OSU-Envoy
Airlines pipeline program, which gives students early access to employment options
while still pursuing their degree at OSU.