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Industrial/Organizational Psychology Concentration

The Industrial & Organizational concentration is designed for students interested in systems of human resources, such as assessments, surveys, training, needs analysis, competency modeling and performance management. Students are encouraged to complete an internship to complement their studies and gain real-world experience.

A combined degree program in Industrial & Organizational Psychology is also offered. It is designed to follow the guidelines for education and training at the master's level, produced by the Society for I-O Psychology. Learn more about the I-O Psychology BA/MS Program.

Course Requirements

Course Title Quarter Hours
PSY 380INDUSTRIAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY4
Select two of the following:8
PSY 355
GROUPS AND ORGANIZATIONS
PSY 381
PERSONNEL PSYCHOLOGY
PSY 382
ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR
PSY 385
TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT IN ORGANIZATIONS
PSY 388
TOPICAL SEMINAR IN INDUSTRIAL - ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
PSY 343INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGICAL MEASUREMENT4
or PSY 340 STATISTICS II
Select four additional Psychology courses 116

Open Electives

Open elective credit also is required to meet the minimum graduation requirement of 192 hours.

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Why I-O?

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has released a list of occupations that are expected to have the greatest percent increase in jobs between 2012-2022. At the top of the list is I-O Psychology, with a projected 53% growth in jobs and a 2012 median salary of $83,580 per year.
BLS Report ​​​