Bachelor of Science in Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Industrial/Organizational Psychology involves the study of people in businesses, organizations and other human systems. It also includes the study of psychology applied to areas of business that involve people and behavior such as marketing, sales and human relations. The Bachelor of Science in Industrial/Organizational Psychology is a psychology degree with a set of business related courses. The degree includes courses to prepare students for graduate school, or a career in business related psychology after graduation.


Degree Plan

Core Requirements 50 hours

Christian Literacy 18 hours

BI 1315 Biblical Worldview I (3 hours)

BI 1316 Biblical Worldview II (3 hours)

BI 2318 Understanding the Bible (3 hours)

BI 2319 Christian Ethics (3 hours)

BI 3311 Marriage and Family (3 hours)

BI 4311 Christian Cultural Heritage (3 hours)

Cultural Heritage Literacy 9 hours

HU 2315 Western Tradition I (3 hours)

HU 2355 Western Tradition II (3 hours)

HY 2320 American Cultural Heritage (3 hours)

Information and Communication Literacy 9 hours

EH 1301 English Composition I (3 hours)

EH 1302 English Composition II (3 hours)

EH 2301, 2303 or 2304 English/American Literature (3 hours)

Mathematical and Scientific Literacy 7 hours

MH 1338 Finite Math – or higher (3 hours)

BIO 1300 Perspectives of Biology – or higher/approved (3 hours)

BIO 1100 Perspectives of Bio. Lab – or approved matching lab (1 hour)

Personal and Social Literacy 7 hours

PE 1300 Lifetime Fitness (3 hours)

FAF1111 or 2111 Faulkner Foundations (3 hours)

PY 1310 Introduction to Psychology (3 hours)

Major Requirements 71 hours

Psychology Major Field 29 hours

PY 1100 Seminar: Foundations in Psychology (1 hour)

PY 2100 Seminar: Special Topics in Psychology (1 hour)

PY 3100 Seminar: Readings in Psychology (1 hour)

PY 4100 Seminar: Senior Seminar in Psychology (1 hour)

COU 2320 Introduction to Counseling (3 hour)

PY 2301 Developmental Psychology (3 hours)

PY 3330 Behavioral Statistics (3 hours)

PY 3150 Research Methods Lab (1 hour)

PY 3350 Research Methods (3 hours)

PY 3360 Social Psychology (3 hours)

PY 4315 Psychology of Religion and Spirituality (3 hours)

PY 4351 Internship (3 hours)

PY 4391 Capstone Research Project (3 hours)

Degree Requirements 15 hours

COU 3365 Conflict Management (3 hours)

PY 3385 Behavior Modification (3 hours)

COU 3320 Life-roles and Career Development (3 hours)

PY 4307 Industrial Organizational Psychology (3 hours)

PY 3315 Theories of Human System Dynamics (3 hours)

Business Electives 9 hours

Choose THREE Electives From This List: 

BA 2304 Microeconomics (3 hours)

BA 1301 Business Principles and Concepts (3 hours)

BA 2309 Intro. to Management (3 hours)

BA 2311 Introduction to Marketing (3 hours)

EC 2310 Personal & Consumer Finance (3 hours)

MN 3300 Principles of Management (3 hours)

MKT 3310 Principles of Marketing (3 hours)

BA 2303 Macroeconomics (3 hours)

BA 2380 Business Law I (3 hours)

BA 2381 Business Law II (3 hours)

BA 3380 Legal Environment of Business I (3 hours)

BA 3381 Legal Environment of Business II (3 hours)

MN 3310 Small Business Management (3 hours)

MN 3325 Pers. / Human Resource Management (3 hours)

MN 4320 Marketing Management (3 hours)

Free Electives 18 hours

Core Curriculum Requirements 50 hours

Professional and Major Field 70 hours

Total Hours Required for Graduation 120 hours




Admission Requirements

Prospective students wishing to enroll in this degree program must be a qualified high school graduate who has completed a high school curriculum and received a regular high school diploma, or has a General Education Development (GED) Certificate. Applicants out of high school for more than five years are not required to provide ACT or SAT scores. If out of high school for less than five years, a minimum ACT score of 18 or SAT score of 1290 is required for admission. Applicants who do not satisfy these requirements can apply for conditional admission. You must forward official transcripts from all schools previously attended.

To Apply

  • Submit a completed online application.
  • Request official transcripts from all previously attended schools be sent directly to the address below.
    Faulkner University
    4525 Southlake Pkwy
    Hoover, AL 35224