Aerospace security examines a broad range of security issues including, airport network
security, aviation terrorism and asymmetrical warfare, aircraft accident investigation,
security countermeasures and aviation security law.
Why aerospace security at OSU?
OSU is committed to providing you with a broad scope of training within the aerospace
industry. As an aerospace administration and operations major with an option in aerospace
security, you will be prepared for careers in government or private sectors providing
security assessments, designing systems and overseeing aviation security for airlines,
airports, aerospace operations or law enforcement agencies.
Not only do our students earn a four-year degree, but they are also fully immersed
in the OSU community and have access to an exceptional college experience. The program’s
holistic approach allows students to balance time spent perfecting their skills with
taking advantage of all OSU has to offer, including Big 12 sporting competitions,
500 plus student organizations, leadership opportunities and so much more. At OSU,
you can have it all – top-notch training and the full college experience!
Internships and real-world experiences are central to the OSU aviation program. Students
have opportunities to earn academic credit through internships with organizations
Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
Department of Homeland Security
Public and private airports
Security or law enforcement organizations
American Association of Airport Executives
OSU is home to one of only 26 student chapters of the American Association of Airport
Executives (AAAE), the largest national professional organization for airport executives. Members
of AAAE represent nearly 875 airports and authorities, in addition to hundreds of
companies and organizations that support airports. Membership benefits include access
to scholarship opportunities, professional development programs, training and networking
opportunities, national conferences and certification completion. Aerospace security
students can join the organization and sit for the Certified Member examination to
enhance their credentials.
"The faculty members are passionate and the student body is diverse and welcoming.
I’ve enjoyed the small class sizes and real-world concepts in the courses. The faculty
has always been there for academic and career advice."