You analyze the way something functions and its level of efficiency, often imagining how it could be improved. Consider a career that allows you to make the difference — to bring that analytical perspective into the research and design process.
The bachelor’s degree 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.
Bachelor of Science in Human Factors Psychology
You recognize the potential for a challenging and productive future in this vital field. It starts at our Daytona Beach campus.
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.
You’ll may also take your research to the annual conference where students can network with fellow student colleagues and faculty who have similar research interests.
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. ERAU is rife with opportunities for Human Factors students to collaborate with engineering students to bring their insights into product and system design.
Led by a devoted and passionate faculty, you will engage in projects that demonstrate the differences your ideas can make. You’ll be 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.
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.
Human factors Psychology graduates are in-demand candidates for careers in the following professions and with the following industry leaders: