The Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Psychology & Safety provides the student with skills and knowledge for a career in workplace psychology/human resources, aviation safety, occupational safety, organizational training or related disciplines, and is normally completed in eight semesters. The program delivers an effective foundation in human behavior and cognition as it relates to safety and organizational effectiveness that prepares the student for a wide variety of organizational settings or for advanced study at the graduate level.
The Bachelor of Science in Industrial Psychology & Safety is housed within the Department of Behavioral & Safety Sciences. The Department is located in the Robertson Aviation Safety Center where classrooms, laboratories, and faculty offices are convenient for daily interaction with other students and faculty. The Department of Behavioral & Safety Sciences also provides a unique opportunity on the Prescott campus for students to interact with graduate students and collaborate on research and practice activities.
The Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Psychology & Safety is designed to provide the student the following expertise:
- Knowledge of basic psychological principles and theories, and how those are applied to the study of individuals and organizations, including the role of psychological constructs and research as they relate to the science and practice of safety. This includes sufficient Psychology coursework for graduate study in Psychology or related disciplines, if desired.
- Understanding of the breadth of application for the discipline of industrial psychology and safety, including personnel selection, group dynamics, leadership, human factors in organizational systems, occupational safety and product safety, as well as aviation safety and air accident investigation.
- Ability to understand research processes, techniques and procedures and to draw appropriate conclusions from the analysis of both quantitative and qualitative data.
- Use of appropriate tools to understanding the performance of individuals and organizations from an evidence-based perspective and develop tools to improve both safety and organizational effectiveness.
The successful completion of the Bachelor of Science in Industrial Psychology & Safety requires a minimum of 120 credit hours. Students will complete a general education core, a math and science core, and a Psychological Science/Safety core. Completion of a minor is strongly recommended but not required.
About the School
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's western campus is located in Prescott, AZ, north of Phoenix and a day trip away from Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, and picturesque Sedona.