This major prepares students for a range of careers within the aerospace industry,
including professional pilot (secondary application required), aerospace security,
aviation management and technical service management.
Why aerospace administration and operations?
OSU is committed to providing you with a broad scope of training within the aerospace
industry. When you major in aerospace administration and operations, you receive high-quality
instruction from experienced faculty who are committed to helping you find the right
fit and follow your passion. Our holistic approach allows you to balance time spent
perfecting your 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.
Professional Pilot Option
Students must complete a secondary application for admission to the professional pilot
option, which is fall admission only and limited to 75 students per year. The secondary
application will appear in students' admission portal status page once they have applied
to the university. For Fall 2020, both the undergraduate admission application and
the professional pilot secondary application must be received by November 1, 2019.
Decisions will be announced by January 1, 2020.
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.