Bachelor of Science in
Aviation Security

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.

  • Studying through ERAU’s Worldwide Campus allows students more control over when and where they’ll take classes. There are more than 150 Worldwide Campus locations around the globe, and classes are also taught online. No matter where they are in the world, Worldwide students will be connected to the ERAU network — which allows interaction with expert faculty and fellow students.
  • All program faculty members hold terminal degrees and are experts in a variety of transportation modes. Backed by personal real-world experience, they give students a firsthand look at the industry and share ways to apply coursework to the workplace.
  • The B.S. in Aviation Security program explores critical areas in the science and the practical application of aviation security as it relates to aircraft, airlines, and airports, as well as the Transportation Safety Administration, Department of Defense, and Department of Homeland Security.
  • Courses in statistics and research methodology prepare students for the capstone, the culmination of studies that showcases the student’s understanding of aviation security and counterterrorism.


About Aviation Security at the Worldwide & Online Campus

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.

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