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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.