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Bachelor of Science in
Industrial/Organizational Psychology

No matter what industry, location or workspace around the world, there is a critical need to provide insight into human behaviors within the workplace.

Industrial-organizational psychology contributes to an organization’s success by improving the performance, experience, job satisfaction, hiring processes, training/development, and occupational safety and health of the entire organization, as well as the overall mental health and well-being of its employees. At Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the Bachelor of Science in Industrial/Organizational (I-O) Psychology builds future leaders and scholars who work in every industry at every level, creating science for a smarter workplace.

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 third best science job in the nation today. The Department of Homeland Security has also designated industrial-organizational psychology as a STEM degree program.

I-O psychologists study a wide variety of topics, including motivation and training, group performance and effectiveness, occupational stress, personnel selection and assessment, industry-specific concerns, organizational behavior and more.

Using a scientist-practitioner approach to education, our faculty work side-by-side with students on research and industry collaborations. Students have numerous opportunities to attend professional networking events, present research at scientific conferences and pursue internships.

Embry-Riddle students can opt to join an array of professional associations as well, such as the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, the American Psychological Association, the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, the International Society for Air Safety Investigators and the Association for Aviation Psychology, to name a few.


About Industrial/Organizational Psychology at the Prescott, AZ Campus

The Bachelor of Science in Industrial-Organizational Psychology degree on the Prescott campus prioritizes three key areas of instruction: Faculty Expertise, Student Opportunities, and Intersection of Science & Practice.

Our Psychology faculty are experts in their fields, recognized by their peers in the scientific community. Faculty are actively engaged in research, and impart recent findings and industry concerns to their students, preparing them for careers in the current I-O Psychology climate.

Students in the I-O Psychology program are engaged from day one. Throughout the program, I-O students are able to join Psych Club or Psi Chi (honor society), present at scientific conferences, work on consulting projects with a company, or conduct experiments alongside our faculty. The Embry-Riddle I-O program is a hands-on learning and networking degree that puts you in position to succeed after graduating and make an immediate impact on improving the performance and the well-being of an organization and its members.

Both the Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. News and World Report have identified I-O Psychology as a top growth field for future professionals. The training provided in the I-O Psychology program at Embry-Riddle prepares students to pursue graduate study or immediately enter the workforce upon graduating.

Embry-Riddle has a near 100% placement rate in either employment or graduate study within 6 months of graduation. Graduates from the I-O Psychology program have gone straight into industry as a Training & Development Specialist, Talent Developer, Human Resources Generalist, Consultant, or Research Associate. See SIOP Building Bridges for more information on how earning an I-O psychology degree helps build better, healthier organizations.

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