Aviation Security Careers and Skills

Protect and serve with a career in aviation security

Pursue your online bachelor’s degree in aviation security and prepare for a crucial career that ensures the safe transport of people and goods across the world. This degree program gives you a broad base of knowledge in business management, aviation operations, aviation technologies, criminal justice, and terrorism. You can apply this aviation security degree in both the public and private sector, working with airlines, airports, government agencies, corporations, cargo transport services, and more.

What you’ll learn

The Lynn University aviation security bachelor’s degree program provides a foundation in aeronautics, public safety, and management. In this program, you will:

  • Learn to use the resources necessary to make tactical and strategic decisions, increase productivity, and find cost-effective solutions within the aviation industry
  • Study airport operations, including functions and responsibilities, regulations, and planning
  • Develop a practical managerial “tool kit” to become an effective aviation professional
  • Have an opportunity to pursue your Private Pilot License
  • Build your problem-solving, critical thinking, communication, and technical skills
  • Explore contemporary issues in science and technology
  • Analyze the origins, motives, operations, and psychology of terrorism
  • Examine counterterrorism techniques and their impacts on civil rights and civil liberties

Career outlook

Aviation is a multibillion dollar global industry. The ability to move people and cargo safely is essential to the proper functioning of the United States economy. Opportunities in this field vary greatly based on the industry, career focus and location.

Aviation security career opportunities¹

The Lynn University aviation security degree prepares you for a number of positions within the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Aviation Administration, private and commercial aviation, and more.

  • Aviation law enforcement
  • Air marshal services
  • Border patrol
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Safety inspector
  • Safety analyst
  • Accident investigator
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Important dates

Application deadlines for Summer 2022

International students: April 25, 2022
Domestic students: April 25, 2022

Notes and conditions - PLEASE READ

1 Actual outcomes vary by geographic area, previous work experience and opportunities for employment. Lynn University does not guarantee employment placement or career advancement.