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What is aerospace administration and operations?

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 paths

Career options within the aerospace administration and operations industry include, but are not limited to:

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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.

Fleet of OSU training planes


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Flying Aggies

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 competition. 

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 other.


Professional partners

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.

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