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

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Organizational (I/O) Psychology

Degree Plan [Traditional]
(Available online for students with business transfer credits)

Core Curriculum……………………………………………………………50

Christian Literacy [18 hours]

BI 1315         Biblical Worldview I
BI 1316         Biblical Worldview II
BI 2318        Understanding the Bible
BI 2319         Christian Ethics
BI 3311          Marriage and Family
BI 4311           Christian Cultural Heritage

Cultural Heritage Literacy [9 hours]

HU 2315          Western Tradition I2
HU 2355          Western Tradition II2
HU 2320          American Cultural Heritage

 Mathematical and Scientific Literacy [7 hours]

Mathematics Requirement (3 hours):

MH 1338         Finite Mathematics or higher1

Science Requirement (4 hours):

BIO 1300 or Higher with accompanying lab

Information and Communication Literacy [9 hours]

EH 1301           English Composition I1, 2
EH 1302           English Composition II1, 2
EH 2301 or EH 2303 or EH 23042

Personal and Social Literacy [7 hours]

Personal (7 hours)

PE 1300            Lifetime Fitness
FAF1111          Faulkner Foundations

Social Science (3 hours)

PY 1310           Introduction to Psychology

Professional Literacy…………………………………………………… 53

 Departmental Major Field Requirements [29 hours]

COU2320         Introduction to Counseling
PY1100            Seminar: Foundations In Psychology
PY2100            Seminar: Special Topics In Psychology
PY3100            Seminar: Readings In Psychology
PY4100            Seminar: Senior Seminar In Psychology
PY2301            Developmental Psychology
PY3330            Behavioral Statistics
PY3150            Research Methods Lab
PY3350            Research Methods
PY3360            Social Psychology
PY4315            Psychology of Religion & Spirituality
PY4351            Internship
PY4391            Capstone Research Project

I/O Psychology Degree Requirements [15 hours]

COU3320        Life-roles and Career Development
COU3365        Conflict Management
PY3315           Theories of Human System Dynamics
PY3385           Behavior Modification Theories
PY4307           Industrial Organizational Psychology

I/O Psychology Business Elective Options (9 hours):

BA1301           Business Principles and Concepts
BA2303           Macroeconomics
BA2304           Microeconomics
BA2309           Intro. to Management
BA2311           Introduction to Marketing
BA2380           Business Law I
BA2381           Business Law II
BA3380           Legal Environment of Business I
BA3381           Legal Environment of Business II
EC2310           Personal & Consumer Finance
MKT3310       Principles of Marketing
MN3300          Principles of Management
MN3310          Small Business Management
MN3325          Pers. / Human Resource Management
MN4320          Marketing Management

(Or other business related course approved by advisor)

Electives………………………………………………………………… 18

Free Electives (any advisor approved courses or transfers)

Total Hours……………………………………………………………………………1213,4

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1Students may be required to take remedial courses in Math and English based on ACT or placement test scores
2Some courses in the CORE may be substituted with courses offered in the Great Books program
3 A minimum of 42 hours of upper level courses required for graduation
4An exit exam is required for graduation