Bachelor of Science in Psychology in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Description and Outcomes
The Bachelor of Science in Psychology in Industrial/Organizational Psychology program provides foundational preparation for a variety of roles in business, government, and nonprofit organizations utilizing rigor and methods of psychology as applied to issues of critical relevance and to organizational effectiveness: talent management, coaching, assessment, selection, training, organizational development, performance (i.e., improvement, management), and work-life balance.
If you have already completed an associate’s or bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, you may be eligible for degree requirements to be waived and replaced with advanced start credit. Refer to Advanced Start Credit in Bachelor’s Degrees in the Prior Learning Assessment section for details.
Accelerated Master's Degree Option
If you are interested in earning a master's degree in human services, legal studies, psychology, or public administration, consider an accelerated master's degree option. Refer to the Progression Requirements section for details.
The Bachelor of Science in Psychology in Industrial/Organizational Psychology program consists of a minimum of 180 quarter credit hours. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a bachelor of science degree.
- Knowledge Base: Apply the appropriate psychological principles, theories, and concepts to personal, social, and organizational issues and problems.
- Critical Thinking Skills: Demonstrate critical thinking skills as applied to analytical thinking, skeptical inquiry, and the scientific approach in solving problems related to behavior and mental processes.
- Application: Differentiate the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, enduring conflicts, empirical findings, and historical trends in Industrial/Organizational Psychology.
- Research Methods: Distinguish the correct research methods utilized to apply basic methodology in Industrial/Organizational Psychology including research design, data analysis, and the interpretation and evaluation of findings.
- Values in Psychology: Integrate underpinning ethical standards and values with considerations in theory and practice to Industrial/ Organizational Psychology.
General Education Literacies and Professional Competencies
In addition to the discipline-specific outcomes, general education literacies and professional competencies are integrated throughout your academic program. You can review the general education literacies and professional competencies associated with your academic program in the undergraduate School of General Education section of this Catalog.
Certification, State Board, and National Board Exams
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Unless otherwise specified, Purdue Global's programs are not designed to meet any specific state’s licensure or certification requirements. If certain licensed occupations, vocations, or professions are not explicitly listed, Purdue Global has not made a determination with respect to the licensure or certification requirements of those occupations, vocations, or professions. Licensure-track programs may limit enrollment to students in certain states; please see Purdue Global’s Program Availability Information to determine enrollment eligibility.
You are responsible for understanding the requirements of optional certification exams. Such requirements may change during the course of your program. You are not automatically certified in any way upon program completion. Although certain programs are designed to prepare you to take various optional certification exams, Purdue Global cannot guarantee you will be eligible to take these exams or become certified. Your eligibility may depend on your work experience, completion of education and/or degree requirements, not having a criminal record, meeting other certification requirements, or the program or the University itself having appropriate accreditation or licensure.
The 🌐 icon appears in the title of traditional courses that are also available as a set of module courses. Module course availability may be limited to certain academic calendars. See Course Types for information about module courses.
|CM107||🌐 College Composition I||5|
|CM220||🌐 College Composition II||5|
|CS204||🌐 Professionalism - Theory and Practice in the Global Workplace||3|
|Mathematics (select one of the following):||5|
|🌐 Survey of Mathematics|
|🌐 College Algebra|
|Arts and Humanities (select one of the following):||5|
|🌐 Arts and Humanities - Modern Creative Expressions|
|🌐 Humanities and Culture|
|Science (select one of the following):||5|
|🌐 Discovering Science - Current Issues in a Changing World|
|🌐 General Biology I - Human Perspectives|
|🌐 Fundamentals of Microbiology|
|Fundamentals of Science|
|Social Science (select one of the following):||5|
|🌐 The 1960s - Reshaping the American Dream|
|🌐 American Government|
|🌐 The Technological Revolution - A Social Scientific Approach|
|Total Core Requirements||33|
|CM206||🌐 Interpersonal Communications 1||5|
|MT140||🌐 Introduction to Management 1||5|
|MT203||🌐 Human Resource Management 1||5|
|MT220||Global Business 1||5|
|PS115||Psychology Program and Profession 1||5|
|PS124||🌐 Introduction to Psychology||5|
|PS200||Introduction to Cognitive Psychology 1||5|
|PS210||History of Psychology 1||5|
|CM350||Public Relations Strategies||6|
|HR400||🌐 Employment and Staffing||6|
|LI410||Leadership in Practice||6|
|MT302||🌐 Organizational Behavior||6|
|PS300||Research Methods I||6|
|PS390||Introduction to Industrial/Organizational Psychology||6|
|PS391||Psychology of Leadership||6|
|PS392||Attitudes and Motivation in the Workplace||6|
|PS451||Selection and Assessment in Organizations||6|
|PS496||Bachelor's Capstone in Industrial Organizational Psychology||6|
|Total Major Requirements||117|
|Open Elective Requirements|
|Open Electives 2||30|
|Total Open Elective Requirements||30|
These degree requirements can be waived for students who are eligible for advanced start credit with a prior degree. See Advanced Start Credit in Bachelor’s Degrees in the Prior Learning Assessment section for details.
Eligible students who choose to complete the accelerated master's degree option will take four graduate-level courses in addition to selected undergraduate electives.