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Bachelor of Science in Aviation Security

Gain Specialized Skills for One of Today’s Most In-Demand Career Areas

The demand for aviation security professionals continues to outstrip the available supply of individuals with the advanced education and skills required in today’s society. That’s why Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has developed the first-ever online Bachelor’s Degree in Aviation Security. This program is offered through Embry-Riddle Worldwide and is ideal for high school and two-year college graduates, security professionals, and active or transitioning military.

The Aviation Security curriculum is designed to meet the needs and demands of the aviation and aerospace industry, as well as the security profession as a whole. Students will be introduced to both the science and practical application of aviation security with courses of study in airport security, airline security, general aviation security, corporate security, physical security, aviation legislation, airport management, and national security and intelligence. You will also be offered a general curriculum that provides for a well-rounded educational experience.

Completion of this degree program can also prepare you to test for the Airport Security Coordinator exam and the ASIS International Certified Protection Professional exam.

Degree Requirements
General Education
Course / TitleCredits

Embry-Riddle courses in the general education categories of Communication Theory and Skills, and Humanities and Social Sciences may be chosen from those listed, assuming prerequisite requirements are met. Courses from other institutions are acceptable if they fall into these broad categories and are at the level specified.

ENGL 123 English Composition3
Speech / English6
HUMN 330 Values and Ethics3
Humanities lower or upper-level elective3
Social Sciences: 
ECON 210 Microeconomics -OR- 
ECON 211 Macroeconomics3
Social Science Elective3
Physical and Life Sciences 
PHYS 102 Explorations in Physics3
Physical/Life Science elective3
MATH 111 College Mathematics for Aviation I -AND-3
MATH 112 College Mathematics for Aviation II3
Computer Science: 
CSCI 109 Introduction to Computers and Applications3
Total Credits36

Program Support
Course / TitleCredits
ASCI 202 Aeronautical Science for Management3
ASCI 254 Aviation Legislation3
RSCH 202 Introduction to Research Methods3

MATH 211 Statistics with Aviation Applications -OR-


MATH 222 Business Statistics

MGMT 201 Principles of Management3
MGMT 210 Financial Accounting3
MGMT 221 Introduction to Management Information Systems3
Total Credits21

Aviation Secuity Core
Course / TitleCredits

ASCI 412 Corporate and Business Aviation

ASCI 406 Airborne Law Enforcement3
MGMT 408 Airport Management3
MGMT 415 Airline Management3
ASEC 310 Introduction to Security3
SCTY 312 Global Crime and Criminal Justice System3
SCTY 385 Intelligence Analysis- Writing and Briefing3
SCTY 400 Airport Security3
SCTY 485 Corporate Security3
SCTY 488 National Security Issues and Terrorism3
ASEC 410 Physical Security3
ASEC 420 General Aviation Security3
ASEC 430 Counterterrorism for Aviation3
ASEC 490 Aviation Security Capstone Course3
Total Credits42

Aviation Security Area of Concentration (select 7 courses)
Course / TitleCredits
ASCI 410 Unmanned Sensing Systems3
ASCI 315 Unmanned Aerial Systems and Operations3
SCTY 315 Studies in Intelligence I3
SCTY 415 Studies in Intelligence II3
SCTY 311 Fundamentals of Occupational Safety & Health3
SFTY 345 Aviation Safety Program Manager3
SFTY 409 Aviation Safety3
TRAN 321 Air Transportation System3
TRAN 421 Transportations Safety and Security3
Total Credits21
Total Degree Requirements120
  • Airline Investigator
  • Airline Security Police
  • Airport Manager
  • Airport Security Police
  • Corporate Aviation Security Specialist
  • Federal Air Marshall
  • Federal Intelligence Agent
  • Homeland Security Staff
  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Security Consultant
  • Security Specialist
  • TSA Management
  • TSA Staff
  • U.S. Air Force Security Police
  • Airlines
  • Airports
  • Corporate Aviation Companies
  • Federal Intelligence Agencies
  • Homeland Security
  • Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Security Companies
  • Transportation Security Administration
  • U.S. Air Force Security Police

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