Industrial and Organizational Psychology

A concentration in Industrial and Organizational Psychology prepares students for careers in multiple employment settings in the areas of human resource management, workforce performance management, organizational development, assessment, leadership, and training and development.

A minimum of 38 credits are required to graduate from the program. Students must complete a minimum 26 credits of the core curriculum and may be required to complete an additional four credits of prerequisite coursework. The remaining 12 credits are fulfilled with the completion of four elective courses. Students may choose to complete those 12 credits by participating in one of two concentrations (industrial-organizational psychology or community psychology). Students may also choose to take a combination of the two concentrations to graduate with a general degree. In addition, students may choose to begin by completing a certificate in either industrial-organizational psychology or community psychology. 

Core | 24 credits (20 if PS 450 is waived)

  • PS 450 Foundations of Psychological Science 4 CR (may be waived)
  • PS 500 Foundations of Applied Psychology 4 CR
  • PS 520 (PS 420) Developmental Issues Across the Life Span 3 CR
  • PS 525 Identifying and Managing Psychopathology in Community Settings 3 CR
  • PS 550 Applied Research Methods and Statistics 4 CR
  • PS 551 Individual Psychological Assessment and Appraisal 3 CR
  • PS 552 Program Development and Evaluation 3 CR

Concentration/Certificate Requirements | 12 credits

  • PS 530 Personnel Psychology 3 CR
  • PS 531 Organizational Behavior 3 CR
  • PS 532 Job Analysis, Competency Modeling and Criterion Development 3 CR
  • PS 533 Employee Training and Development OR appropriate Business course 3 CR

Capstone Experience | 6 credits

  • PS 595 Capstone I (or) PS 596 Capstone II (Fieldwork) – 3 credits
  • PS 590 Comprehensive Exam