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 degree in I/O 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.

Careers in I/O Psychology

Sales, Marketing, Organization / Center director, Advertising agent, Management, Media specialist, Employment counselor, Administrative specialist, Customer and public relations specialist, Staff development specialist, Insurance agent / Claims specialist, Organizational support assistant, Center supervisor, Diversity officer, Community relations officer, Staff development officer, Fundraising specialist, Career analyst, Consumer behavior analyst

Degree plan

Core Curriculum – 68 hours

Christian Literacy  – 20 hours

Lower Level Courses
  • Life of Christ (BI 1211) – 2 hours
  • Book of Acts (BI 1214) – 2 hours
  • Pentateuch (BI 2202) – 2 hours
  • Conquest Divided Kingdom (BI 2203) – 2 hours
Upper Level Courses
  • Marriage and Family (BI 3311) – 3 hours
  • Christian Cultural Heritage (BI 4311) – 3 hours
  • Upper Division Bible Electives – 6 hours

Cultural Heritage Literacy – 12 hours

  • Western Cultural Heritage (HU 1310, 1320, & 2310) – 9 hours
  • American Cultural Heritage (HY 2320) – 3 hours

Mathematical and Scientific Literacy    – 11 hours

  • Mathematics (MH 1338 or higher) – 3 hours
  • Perspectives of Biology (BIO 1300) – 3 hours
  • Perspectives of Biology Lab (BIO 1100) – 1 hour
  • Concepts of Anatomy and Physiology (BIO 2193) – 3 hours
  • Concepts of Anatomy and Physiology Lab (BIO 2193) – 1 hour

Information and Communication Literacy   – 15 hours

Composition and Literature
  • English Composition I & II (EH 1301 & 1302) – 6 hours
  • English/American Literature (EH 2301, 2303, 2304) – 3 hours
Communication: Speech Communication (EH 1303) – 3 hours
Technology Course – 3 hours

Personal and Social Literacy – 10 hours

  • Lifetime Fitness (PE 1300) – 3 hours
  • PE Activity (Two activity courses) – 2 hours
  • Freshman Experience (FE 1111) – 1 hour
  • Service Learning (FASL 1090)
  • Introduction to Psychology (PY 1310) – 3 hours

Professional Literacy  – 56 hours

Department Requirements – 6 hours

  • Introduction to Counseling (COU 2320) – 3 hours
  • Choose One (PS 2308, SY 2328, SY 3329, SY 3330, SY 331, SY 3390, or ANTH 2301 – 3 hours

I/O Psychology Major Field Requirements – 38 hours

  • Lifespan Development (PY 3300) – 3 hours
  • Theories of Human System Dynamics (PY 3315) – 3 hours
  • Behavioral Statistics (PY 3330) – 3 hours
  • Behavioral Statistics Lab (PY 3130) – 1 hour
  • Research Methods (PY 3350) – 3 hours
  • Social Psychology (PY 3360) – 3 hours
  • Psychology of Religion and Spirituality (PY 4320) – 3 hours
  • Professional Ethics in Psychology (PY 4345) – 3 hours
  • Behavioral Mod Theories (PY 3385) – 3 hours
  • Life-roles and Career Development (COU 3320) – 3 hours
  • Conflict Management (COU 3365) – 3 hours
  • Microeconomics (BA 2304) – 3 hours
  • Introduction to I/O Psychology (PY 4307) – 3 hours

Internship (PY 4351) – 3 hours

Capstone Research Project (PY 4391) – 3 hours

I/O Psychology Electives – 9 hours

Choose One BA 2303, BA 2380, BA 2381, BA 3380, BA 3381, MKT 4360, MN 3300, MN 3310, MN 3325, MN 4320 – 3 hours

Total Hours for Graduation – 126 hours

Note: 48 semester hours of upper level courses are required for graduation; Students must complete the Department Exit Exam prior to graduation