Students Will Learn the Science and Practice of Psychology for Workplace Settings and Aviation/Industry Safety
In anticipation of significant growth in aviation and industry safety disciplines, Embry-Riddle Prescott students will have the opportunity to become leaders in safety and organizational effectiveness with the new B.S. in Industrial Psychology and Safety degree program, an update of the B.S. in Safety Science program that launched in 2012.
Focused on understanding human behavior and thought in workplace settings, the Industrial Psychology and Safety program is a blend of theory and practice, giving students the skills and knowledge necessary for careers in aviation, human resources and occupational safety/organizational training.
Dr. Erin Bowen, Safety Science Department Chair, is excited by the new emphasis on industrial and organizational psychology while connecting it to existing departmental expertise in safety. “Safety truly is not something that happens ‘by accident.’ We know from research and practice that psychological methods and strategies for training, assessing organizational culture, selecting and evaluating personnel and collecting and presenting information will improve safety and enhance organizational performance,” she said.
The flexible curriculum allows students to concentrate on their individual interests in safety and psychology, such as aviation safety, organizational culture/behavior and occupational safety. Students will also have access to advanced laboratories and equipment, including an accident investigation lab and an ergonomics lab with a motion-measurement system, as well as access to flight simulators and other aviation equipment.
The Industrial Psychology and Safety program will launch this fall. For more information, go to http://prescott.erau.edu/degrees/bachelor/industrial-psychology-safety/index.html.
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