Bachelor of Science in
Human Factors Psychology

The Bachelor of Science in Human Factors Psychology at Embry-Riddle, one of the only bachelor’s programs in this field in the country, is designed for students who want to analyze the way something functions and its level of efficiency, and work toward improving it.  The B.S. in Human Factors Psychology at ERAU integrates an understanding of how humans function intellectually, emotionally and physiologically with interdisciplinary knowledge and theory, to improve efficiency and functionality in products and systems with which we interface. Because the field of human factors field is vital to successful product and system design, there is great diversity among the industries in which human factors professionals establish their careers. Because Embry-Riddle is closely associated with the aviation/aerospace industry, many of our graduates launch their careers with its companies.

The technological aspect of nearly all the programs at Embry-Riddle puts students in an environment where they can develop and test the skills they learn. Many advances that have entered mainstream society have come from aviation and aerospace, where Human Factors holds a key role.

Students are educated in content and techniques of human factors research, including statistical and quantitative procedures, experimental design, survey methods, computer techniques, and other research methodologies.

Within this program, students have the option to accelerate their studies and earn both a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in as little as five years.

Among the many co-curricular activities in which students can become involved are the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology, Aerospace Medical Association, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Institute of Industrial Engineers, International Council on Systems Engineering, Society of Automotive Engineers, and Women in Aviation International.


About Human Factors Psychology at the Daytona Beach, FL Campus

Students fascinated with the challenges involved in optimizing the performance of both humans and their technology would fit into the Bachelor of Science in Human Factors Psychology degree program. In this program, students learn how to integrate an understanding of human psychology with systems design to help create technologies that are more intuitive to use and make people more effective. Thus graduates enter the workplace as human factors specialists prepared to help make this increasingly technology-driven world more human-friendly.

The Bachelor of Science in Human Factors Psychology degree is housed in the Department of Human Factors and Behavioral Neurobiology in the College of Arts and Sciences.

A typical first year will include general education courses, plus core requirements from Human Factors and Psychology and related foundation courses such as Mass Communication Law and Ethics, Aviation, and Aerospace Communication or Computer Science.

With a host of state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, ERAU’s Daytona Beach campus is well suited for human factors research endeavors. The department has a strong record of collaboration with EagleWorks, ERAU’s Aerospace Engineering Research Center, which helps take our research to other levels.

Among the facilities used by students in Human Factors Psychology is the Technically Advanced Aircraft Performance Lab (TAAP) focused on evaluating equipment, such as the Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) navigation system and others that are designed to relieve much of the cognitive workload for pilots.

Embry-Riddle offers two combined programs that allow well-qualified students the chance to begin graduate work toward their Master of Science in Human Factors (MSHFP) or the Master of Business Administration (MBA) while finishing their B.S. in Human Factors Psychology.

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