Bachelor of Science in
Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Nearly three of every four aviation accidents are the result of human error. Therefore, providing insight into human behavior is an integral part of making improvements to aviation safety. Embry-Riddle’s Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Organizational Psychology leverages psychological principles and applies them to individuals and organizations in a variety of fields, including human resources, aviation safety, occupational safety, and organizational training. The number of positions for professionals in the field of industrial psychology is growing with demand increasing in both the corporate and federal sectors.

Diverse industry applicability for future careers in this field is just one of the many reasons why U.S. News & World Report has ranked Industrial Psychology as the second best science job in the nation today.

Students benefit from the hands-on learning environment at ERAU, where there’s a strategic emphasis on applying psychological principles to the work environment.

Through a unique combination of theory and practice, students learn techniques designed to improve the performance of organizations, and the satisfaction and safety of employees.

Dedicated professors share their professional industry experience and mentor students in labs for a firsthand look at how to apply industrial psychology in real-world scenarios.

ERAU students can opt to join a host of professional associations such as the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, American Psychological Association, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, International Society of Air Safety Investigators, and Association for Aviation Psychology.


About Industrial/Organizational Psychology at the Prescott, AZ Campus

The Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Organizational Psychology degree program blends good business practices with the studies of Ergonomics, Hygiene and Toxicology. With approximately 70 percent of aviation accidents resulting from human error, there is a growing need for professionals who understand human behavior and can create systems that make us safer. Students learn from industry experts, gaining hands-on training in a one-of-a-kind crash lab.

The Bachelor of Science in Industrial/Organizational Psychology is housed in the Department of Behavioral & Social Sciences of the College of Arts and Sciences.

On our Prescott campus, students learn from faculty experts in the Robertson Aircraft Accident Investigation Lab — the most complete facility of its kind in the U.S., and the largest one at any university. In this crash lab, students get field investigation experience through select aircraft accident scenarios.

Among the many labs on campus, students also have access to the extensive Aviation Safety and Security Archives, a one-of-a-kind collection of primary sources from leading human factors and accident investigation researchers.

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120 Credits

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