People interest you — the way they think, the way they behave, and you would like to understand why they make the choices they do. Combining these interests with a focus on improving workplace and aviation safety and efficiencies make for a challenging and satisfying career.
Embry-Riddle’s bachelor’s degree in Industrial Psychology and Safety leverages psychological principles and applies them to individuals and organizations in a variety of fields, including human resources, aviation or occupational safety, and organizational training.
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Psychology and Safety
On our Prescott campus, you’ll 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, you’ll get field investigation experience of select aircraft accident scenarios.
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.
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, you’ll learn techniques designed to improve performance of organizations, and satisfaction and safety for employees.
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.
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.