Students fascinated with the challenges involved in optimizing the performance of both humans and their technology would fit into the Bachelor of Science in Human Factors Psychology degree program. In this program, students learn how to integrate an understanding of human psychology with systems design to help create technologies that are more intuitive to use and make people more effective. Thus graduates enter the workplace as human factors specialists prepared to help make this increasingly technology-driven world more human-friendly.
A typical first year will include General Education courses, plus core requirements from Human Factors and Psychology and related foundation courses such as Mass Communication Law and Ethics, Aviation, and Aerospace Communication or Computer Science.
A Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Factors Psychology can be earned in eight semesters and requires 123 credit hours. Students are encouraged to specialize with a minor that complements Human Factors, such as Air Traffic Control, Aviation Safety, Computer Science, Flight, or Mathematics. Most minors can be accomplished with the 15 hours of required open electives.
For a full description of Embry-Riddle General Education guidelines, please see the General Education section of this catalog. These minimum requirements are applicable to all degree programs.
|Communication Theory and Skills||9|
|Lower-Level Social Sciences (PSY 101)||3|
|Lower or Upper-Level Humanities or Social Sciences||3|
|Upper-Level Humanities or Social Sciences||3|
|Physical and Life Sciences (one course must include a laboratory)||6|
Embry-Riddle courses in general education may be chosen from those listed below, assuming prerequisites are met. Courses from other institutions are acceptable if they fall into these broad categories.
|UNIV 101||College Success||1|
|For the Advanced Communication requirement, Human Factors majors are required to take one Advanced Communication class for a total of three credits. This exists in addition to the nine credits (three classes) taken for the Communication General Education Requirement.|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Mass Communication Law and Ethics|
|Aviation and Aerospace Communication|
|Media Relations I|
|Advanced Professional Writing|
|Web Design Workshop|
|Advanced Technical Writing|
|Media Relations II|
|Values and Ethics|
|Technology and Modern Civilization|
|Traversing the Borders: Interdisciplinary Explorations|
|Communication and Organizational Culture|
|Communication and Society|
|The Nature of Language|
|Applied Cross-Cultural Communication|
|Six credit hours from any CS course or from the additional courses listed below. These courses are in addition to those taken as General Education.|
|Select two of the following:||6|
|Introduction to Computer Based Systems|
|Advanced Computer Based Systems|
|Digital Circuit Design|
|Digital Circuit Design Laboratory|
|Introduction to Computing for Engineers|
|Software Engineering Practices|
|Psychology and Human Factors|
|HF 300||Human Factors I: Principles and Fundamentals||3|
|HF 302||Human Factors II: Analytic Methods and Techniques||4|
|HF 305||Human Factors III: Test and Evaluation||4|
|HF 310||Human-Computer Interaction||3|
|HF 312||Ergonomics and Bioengineering||3|
|HF 400||Human Factors IV: System Design||4|
|PSY 310||Sensation and Perception||3|
|PSY 312||Research Analysis in Psychology||4|
|PSY 315||Cognitive Psychology||3|
|PSY 322||Research Design||4|
|PSY 335||Physiological Psychology||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Principles of Aeronautical Science|
|Introduction to Space Flight|
|Survey of Meteorology|
Private Pilot Certificate
|HF 490||Practicum in Human Factors Psychology||3|
Take three courses from each of the following two groups of courses (18 credit hours total).
|Group I: Applied Systems in Human Factors||9|
|Automation and Systems Issues in Aviation|
|Drugs in Society and Aerospace|
|Human Factors and System Safety|
|Human Performance in Extreme Environments|
|Human Factors in Space|
|Human Factors in Entertainment Systems|
|Human Factors Engineering: Crew Station Design|
|Human Factors in Simulation Systems|
|Simulating Humans in Complex Systems|
|Applied Ergonomic Design, Analysis, and Evaluation|
|Group II: Psychological Foundations of Human Factors||9|
|Training and Development|
Other courses with approval of advisor.
|Total Specified Elective Credits||18|
|Open Elective Credits||15|
|Total Elective Credits||33|
|Total Degree Credits||123|
B.S. in Aerospace and Occupational Safety
The Bachelor of Science in Aerospace and Occupational Safety degree offered by the Department of Applied Aviation Sciences combines coursework designed to meet the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI) standards with ERAU’s general education requirements.
B.S. in Aerospace Engineering
The renowned Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is the largest program of its kind in the U.S. and has been ranked No. 1 among schools without a doctoral program for 15 straight years.
Embry-Riddle offers a combined program that allows well-qualified students the chance to begin graduate work toward their Master of Science in Human Factors (MSHF) while finishing their B.S. in Human Factors Psychology.
We offer a combined program that allows exceptional students the chance to begin graduate work toward their Master of Business Administration (MBA) while finishing their B.S. in Human Factors Psychology.