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Major > Concentration in Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Psychology Concentration in Industrial-Organizational Psychology (539I) - 59 credits

In order to declare an Industrial-Organizational Psychology major, you must have a transcript that indicates:

1)  Completion of Introductory Psychology
2)  A 2.75 or better overall Grade Point Average and a Math Placement Level of 3 or higher to declare (if not already demarcated)

A maximum of six transfer courses in Psychology and nine transfer courses overall will be counted toward the major.

  1. INTRODUCTORY REQUIREMENT (3 credits)
    PSY272 Introductory Psychology [prerequisite for all psychology courses]
  2. METHODOLOGICAL SKILLS REQUIREMENT (8 credits)
    PSY275 Psychological Statistics (4 credits)
    PSY311 Psychological Research Methods (4 credits) [prerequisite PSY275]
  3. CONTENT AREA STUDIES (24 credits)
    Physiology, Learning & Cognition (choose 2) Social, Development & History (choose 1)
    PSY303 Intro to the Psychology of Learning PSY306 Social Psychology
    PSY305 Psychology of Perception PSY308 Psychology of Motivation
    PSY310 Psychology of Memory & Thinking PSY343 Psychology of Infancy & Childhood
    PSY402 Psychology of Language PSY344 Psychology of Adolescence & Adulthood
    PSY403 Health Psychology (WI) PSY350 Psychology of Women
    PSY436  Physiological Psychology  
       
    Personality & Abnormal (choose 1) Industrial/Organizational Specialization (must complete all)
    PSY313 Psychology of Personality PSY304 Industrial Psychology
    PSY412 Abnormal Psychology PSY315 Basics of Organizational Psychology
    PSY440 Clinical and Counseling Psychology PSY458 Intro to Psychological Testing [prerequisite:  PSY275]
       
    History of Psychology (must complete)  
    PSY302 History and Systems in Psychology  
  4. CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE (3 credits)
    PSY498 Seminar in Psychology (WI) [prerequisite PSY311]
  5. BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION STUDIES (9 credits)
    BUS250 Principles of Management

    In addition, choose two of the following:

    BUS312 Operations Managementa
    BUS322 Organizational Theoryb
    BUS325 Marketinga
    BUS326 Consumer Behaviora
    BUS345 Human Resources Managementb
    BUS355 Motivation and Work Behaviora

     

    aThis course has one or more prerequisites.  Check the latest Undergraduate Catalog for details.
    bPre-requisite:  C- or better in BUS250.

  6. ELECTIVES (9 credits) - Choose three additional courses by advisement.  These may be additional courses in Psychology and/or Business Administration, and/or courses from other relevant fields.  A list of pre-approved electives appears below; please note that some of these courses have prerequisites.

    List of Recommended Courses (outside of Psychology and Business Administration)

     

    Communications & Media
    CMM104 Public Speaking
    CMM202 Interpersonal Communication
    CMM204 Small Group Communication
    CMM353 Theories of Persuasion a
    CMM360 Organizational Communication I
    CMM450 Negotiation
    Economics
    ECO206 Microeconomics
    ECO207 Macroeconomics
    History
    HIS367 Business and Society
    Philosophy
    PHI201 Symbolic Logic
    PHI305 Business Ethics
    Political Science
    POL356 Sex Discrimination and the Law a
    Sociology
    SOC220 Social Inequality in the United States a
    SOC407 Organizations and Work a
    Women’s Studies
    WOM311 Women and Work

    aThis course has one or more prerequisites.  Check the latest Undergraduate Catalog for details.

  7. RESEARCH EXPERIENCE COMPONENT

     

    At least 12 half-hour experiential credits (i.e., 6 hours) completed