B.S. in Aviation Security

Worldwide Embry-Riddle Bachelors Aviation Security

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 also prepare students to test for the American Board for Certification in Homeland Security (CASP) Certified Aviation Security Professional exam and for (CASP) recertification credits, 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.


General Education

General Education
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 123English Composition3
HUMN 330Values and Ethics3
Humanities elective (lower or upper level)3
Social Sciences
ECON 210Microeconomics3
or ECON 211 Macroeconomics
Social Science elective3
Physical and Life Sciences
PHYS 102Explorations in Physics3
Physical/Life Science elective3
MATH 111
MATH 112
College Mathematics for Aviation I
and College Mathematics for Aviation II
Computer Science
CSCI 109Introduction to Computers and Applications3
Total Credits36


Program Support21
ASCI 202Introduction to Aeronautical Science3
ASCI 254Aviation Legislation3
RSCH 202Introduction to Research Methods3
MATH 211Statistics with Aviation Applications3
MGMT 201Principles of Management3
MGMT 210Financial Accounting3
MGMT 221Introduction to Management Information Systems3
Aviation Security Core42
ASCI 412Corporate and Business Aviation3
ASCI 406Airborne Law Enforcement3
MGMT 408Airport Management3
BSAB 415Airline Management3
SCTY 310Introduction to Security3
SCTY 312Global Crime and Criminal Justice Systems3
SCTY 385Intelligence Collection and Analysis3
SCTY 400Airport Security3
SCTY 485Corporate Security3
SCTY 488National Security Issues and Terrorism3
SCTY 410Physical Security3
SCTY 420General Aviation Security3
SCTY 430Counterterrorism for Aviation3
SCTY 490Aviation Security Capstone Course3
Aviation Security Area of Concentration21
Unmanned Aerial Systems and Operations
Fundamentals of Occupational Safety and Health
Studies in Intelligence I
Studies in Intelligence II
Aviation Safety Program Management
Aviation Safety
Transportation Safety and Security
Total Degree Requirements120

Minnesota student residents refer to State of Minnesota Course Requirement statement for Humanities requirements.