The Bachelor of Science in Industrial Psychology and Safety degree program blends good business practices with the studies of Ergonomics, Hygiene and Toxicology. With approximately 70 percent of aviation accidents resulting from human error, there is a growing need for professionals who understand human behavior and can create systems that make us safer.  

Bachelor of Science in
Industrial Psychology and Safety

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Psychology and Safety

The Bachelor of Science in Industrial Psychology and Safety degree program blends good business practices with the studies of Ergonomics, Hygiene and Toxicology. With approximately 70 percent of aviation accidents resulting from human error, there is a growing need for professionals who understand human behavior and can create systems that make us safer. Students learn from industry experts with hands-on training in a one-of-a-kind crash lab.

The Bachelor of Science in Industrial Psychology and Safety is housed in the Department of Safety Science of the College of Arts and Sciences.

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Degree Requirements

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.

Suggested Program of Study

Freshman Year
Credits
BIO 104 Foundations of Biology I 4
COM 122 English Composition 3
HU 14X Humanities 3
MA 111 College Mathematics for Aviation I 3
MA 112 College Mathematics for Aviation II 3
PS 113 Introductory Physics I 3
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
PSY 222 Introduction to Industrial/Organizational Psychology 3
SF 201 Introduction to Health, Occupational, and Transportation Safety 3
UNIV 101 College Success *1
 Credits Subtotal29
Sophomore Year
CS/IT Computer Science Elective 3
Upper-level HU/SS elective 3
BA 201 Principles of Management 3
COM 219 Speech 3
COM 221 Technical Report Writing 3
or COM 222
Business Communication
EC 210 Microeconomics 3
or EC 211
Macroeconomics
PS 114 Introductory Physics II (and Lab) 4
PSY 226 Statistics for Organizational Analysis and Research 3
PSY 350 Social Psychology 3
SF 320 Human Factors in Aviation Safety 3
 Credits Subtotal31
Junior Year
BA 319 Managerial and Organizational Behavior 3
SF 325 Human Factors and Ergonomics I 3
SF 330 Aircraft Accident Investigation 3
SF 345 Safety Program Management 3
SF 415 Human Reliability and Safety Analysis 3
SF 420 Analysis of Observational Data 3
PSY 345 Training and Development 3
Elective Courses 9
 Credits Subtotal30
Senior Year
HU/SS Upper Level 3
AS 356 Aircraft Systems and Components 3
AS 405 Aviation Law 3
BA 420 Management of Production and Operations 3
SF 326 System Safety 3
SF 425 Human Factors and Ergonomics II 3
SF 435 Aircraft Crash Survival Analysis and Design 3
SF 475 Senior Project 3
Elective Course 6
 Credits Subtotal30
 Credits Total 120

Notes: Open elective credits required will be calculated, based upon selection of the minor, to complete the minimum of 120 credits requirement for the degree. A student must also complete a minimum of 40 credit hours of upper-level courses. Open elective courses can count toward this total.

* UNIV meets open elective or credit in excess of degree requirements.

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