The B.S. in Aviation Security program at Embry-Riddle Worldwide is the first and only degree of its kind. With a focused and efficient curriculum, the program aims to produce top candidates in the aviation security field. Designed for students who either already work in the aviation security field or for those who want to get their foot in the door, the Bachelor of Science in Aviation Security program for ERAU Worldwide helps graduates start a career or transition into a new role.
Globally recognized for being the No. 1 aeronautical university, ERAU provides career services and plenty of networking opportunities through its alumni association.
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. Students are offered a general curriculum that provides for a well-rounded educational experience.
Completion of this degree program can also prepare students to test for the American Board for Certification in Homeland Security Certified Aviation Security Professional (CASP) exam and for CASP recertification credits, ASIS International (formerly American Society for Industrial Security, International) Certified Certified Protection Professional (CPP) exam and for CPP recertification credits. It also prepares the students for the American Association of Airport Executives Transportation Security Administration approved Airport Security Coordinator exam.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has developed the first-ever online Bachelor’s Degree in Aviation Security to help meet the growing demand for skilled professionals.
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 with career interests in: Transportation Security Administration; Homeland Security; federal intelligence and law enforcement agencies; United States Air Force Security Police; airline or airport security; airport management; airport security coordinator; airport police; aerospace contractor security; corporate aviation security; law enforcement and other security-specific disciplines.
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, along with a well-rounded selection of general study courses. Students are also eligible to engage in cooperative study/internships and may elect to seek out those enriching opportunities.
Completion of this degree program can prepare students to test for the ASIS International (formerly American Society for Industrial Security, International) Certified Protection Professional (CPP) exam and for (CPP) recertification credits. It also prepares the students for the American Association of Airport Executives Transportation Security Administration approved Airport Security Coordinator exam.
|Embry-Riddle courses in the general education categories of Communication Theory and Skills, Humanities, and Social Sciences may be chosen from the list below, assuming prerequisite requirements are met. Courses from other institutions are acceptable if they fall into these broad categories and are at the level specified.|
|Communication Theory & Skills|
|ENGL 123||English Composition||3|
|HUMN 330||Values and Ethics||3|
|Humanities elective (lower or upper level)||3|
|or ECON 211||Macroeconomics|
|Social Science elective||3|
|Physical and Life Sciences|
|PHYS 102||Explorations in Physics||3|
|Physical/Life Science elective||3|
& MATH 112
|Pre-calculus for Aviation|
and Applied Calculus for Aviation
|CSCI 109||Introduction to Computers and Applications||3|
|ASCI 202||Introduction to Aeronautical Science||3|
|ASCI 254||Aviation Legislation||3|
|RSCH 202||Introduction to Research Methods||3|
|STAT 211||Statistics with Aviation Applications||3|
|MGMT 201||Principles of Management||3|
|MGMT 210||Financial Accounting||3|
|MGMT 221||Introduction to Management Information Systems||3|
|Aviation Security Core||42|
|ASCI 412||Corporate and Business Aviation||3|
|ASCI 406||Airborne Law Enforcement||3|
|MGMT 408||Airport Management||3|
|BSAB 415||Airline Management||3|
|SCTY 310||Introduction to Security||3|
|SCTY 312||Global Crime and Criminal Justice Systems||3|
|SCTY 385||Intelligence Collection and Analysis||3|
|SCTY 400||Airport Security||3|
|SCTY 485||Corporate Security||3|
|SCTY 488||National Security Issues and Terrorism||3|
|SCTY 410||Physical Security||3|
|SCTY 420||General Aviation Security||3|
|SCTY 430||Counterterrorism for Aviation||3|
|SCTY 490||Aviation Security Capstone Course||3|
|Aviation Security Area of Concentration||21|
|ASCI 315||Unmanned Aerial Systems and Operations||3|
|SFTY 311||Fundamentals of Occupational Safety and Health||3|
|SCTY 315||Studies in Intelligence I||3|
|SCTY 415||Studies in Intelligence II||3|
|SFTY 345||Aviation Safety Program Management||3|
|SFTY 409||Aviation Safety||3|
|TRAN 421||Transportation Safety and Security||3|
|Total Degree Requirements||120|
Minnesota student residents refer to State of Minnesota Course Requirement statement for Humanities requirements.
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Elizabeth Mathews, former linguistic consultant for ICAO and assistant professor at Embry-Riddle, believes language has been a factor in aviation accidents more often than has been noted. As an expert in language as a factor in aviation safety, she is part of a team at Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach and Worldwide campuses combing through databases of aircraft accidents globally to determine the role communication deficiencies may have played.