The Ohio State University Center for Aviation Studies

Aviation is a dynamic and competitive global industry. Graduates of the aviation program often go on to become airport executives and professional pilots. Graduates also design, manage and operate the world's aviation systems.

The Center for Aviation Studies is the home of education, research and outreach in aviation at The Ohio State University. Committed to advancing the future of aviation, the center focuses on training the best pilots and aviation managers, utilizing the latest aviation technologies, developing cutting-edge research and creating new business models and policies.

The university also boasts one of the busiest airports in Ohio, and one of only a few airports owned and operated by a university. Students at Ohio State can major in aviation fields through the College of Engineering, Fisher College of Business or College of Arts and Sciences. Applicants to the business or engineering programs must meet the admission requirements established by their respective colleges.


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"Ohio State Aviation has allowed me to grow both as a person and as a professional pilot. My time with the Ohio State Flight Team further enhanced my program experience with precision flying, industry networking and team bonding. This program offers a diverse and unique mix of faculty, courses, facilities and student opportunities that I believe are not offered anywhere else."
– Junn Shimizu, aviation student


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The Center for Aviation Studies offices are located on central campus in Bolz Hall.

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LEARN MORE! Visit Prospective students may request a digital informational packet with sample schedules, estimated costs, overview of student organizations and more!