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

*Students can take the lower level BI as 3-hour classes if they so choose; the total hours for the degree plan will increase accordingly.

Note: 48 hours of upper level credits are required for graduation.

Admission Requirements

  • Must be a high school graduate with a regular or advanced diploma or have a GED certificate
  • If out of high school for less than five years, ACT (minimum 18 composite) or SAT (minimum 970) scores are required. ACT or SAT scores are not required for anyone having graduated high school more than five years ago.
  • ACT or SAT scores are not required for transfer applicants with a minimum of 24 transferable hours from a regionally accredited college or university.

To Apply

  • Submit a completed online application.
  • Request official transcripts from all previously attended schools be sent directly to the address below.
    Faulkner University
    Attn: Adult Enrollment
    5345 Atlanta Hwy                                                                                                                                                                        Montgomery, AL 36109


Summer 2019 – Spring 2020

Tuition $325 per semester hour
Eagle I Initiative Fee $100 per semester ($50 if 11 hours or less)
Registration Fee $120 per semester ($60 if 11 hours or less)
Online Course Fee $60 per semester hour
Emergency Response Fee $10 per semester, if at least one course is on campus
Applicable Course Fees see full tuition and fee schedule