Department of Behavioral & Social Sciences
Offering a Bachelor of Science in Forensic Psychology, Bachelor of Science in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and Bachelor of Science in Human Factors Psychology, plus minors in Psychology and Engineering Psychology, the Department of Behavioral & Social Sciences at Embry-Riddle’s Prescott Campus helps students become tomorrow’s leaders in the science of human behavior.
The undergraduate program in Industrial/Organizational Psychology emphasizes “Science for a Smarter Workplace” (the motto of the Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology), building future leaders and scholars in the science of human behavior at work. I/O Psychology contributes to an organization's success by improving the performance, experience, job satisfaction, and occupational safety and health of the entire organization, as well as the overall health and well-being of its employees.
The undergraduate program in Forensic Psychology trains students in the biological, psychological and social factors at the intersection of human behavior and civil and criminal justice systems. Students seek to understand, describe, and predict behavior, evaluate the impact of our society and culture on behavior, and learn the tools needed to assess and assist others.
The degree in Human Factors Psychology focuses on human behavior, ergonomics, and human capabilities. The program allows students to develop the capacity to design, conduct, and apply human factors research to the design of simple and complex systems. The goal of the program is to educate and graduate professionals who are equipped for employment as human factors specialists or to continue their education in graduate school.
Using a scientist-practitioner approach to education, our faculty work side-by-side with students on applied research, business consulting collaborations, and public outreach. Students have numerous opportunities to attend professional networking events, present at scientific conferences, work with local criminal justice entities, pursue internships, and engage with future colleagues. Our faculty are active scholars and noted professional experts in their fields, and their primary focus is on the success of the students in these programs.
Students in Psychology programs at Embry-Riddle get engaged from Day One. Whether it’s joining Psych Club, presenting at a scientific conference, partnering with a local justice center or mental health facility, working on a consulting project with a company, or conducting your own experiments with our faculty, Psychology at Embry-Riddle is hands-on learning and networking that puts you a step ahead.
Learn More About our Department Degrees
- Bachelor of Science in Forensic Psychology
- Bachelor of Science in Human Factors Psychology
- Bachelor of Science in Industrial/Organizational Psychology