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Major > Concentration in Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Psychology - Concentration in Industrial-Organizational Psychology - 59 credits

To declare the concentration in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, you must have a transcript that indicates:

1)  Completion of Introductory Psychology (PSY272)
2)  A 2.5 or better overall grade point average

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


    I. Introductory requirement.............................................................3 credits
       PSY272 Introductory Psychology [prerequisite for all psychology courses]

 II.  Methodological skills requirement.............................................8 credits
      
PSY275 Psychological Statistics (4)
       PSY311 Psychological Research Methods (4)  [prerequisite: PSY275]

III.  Content area studies...................................................................24 credits

        Physiology, Learning & Cognition (6 credits)
       
Choose two of the following:
        PSY303 Intro to the Psychology of Learning (3)
        PSY305 Psychology of Perception (3)
        PSY310 Psychology of Memory & Thinking (3)
        PSY402 Psychology of Language (3)
        PSY403 Health Psychology (3 - WI)
        PSY436 Physiological Psychology (3)

        Personality & Abnormal (3 credits)
        Choose one of the following:
        PSY313 Psychology of Personality (3)
        PSY412 Abnormal Psychology (3)
        PSY440 Clinical and Counseling Psychology (3)

        History of Psychology (3 credits)
       
 PSY302 History & Systems in Psychology (3)

        Social, Developmental & History (3 credits)
        Choose one of the following:
        PSY306 Social Psychology (3)
        PSY308 Psychology of Motivation (3)
        PSY343 Psychology of Infancy & Childhood (3)
        PSY344 Psychology of Adolescence & Adulthood (3)
        PSY350 Psychology of Women (3)

        Industrial/Organizational Specialization (9 credits)
       
Complete all of the following:
       
PSY304 Industrial Psychology (3)
        PSY315 Basics of Organizational Psychology (3)
        PSY458 Intro to Psychological Testing (3)  [prerequisite: PSY275]

  IV. Capstone experience....................................................................3 credits
        PSY498 Seminar in Psychology (3 - WI)  [prerequisite: PSY311 or PSY301]

   V.  Business Administration studies...............................,...............9 credits
        BUS250 Principles of Management (3)

        and two of the following:
        BUS312 Operations Management (3)  [course has one or more prerequisites - details here]
        BUS322 Organizational Theory (3) [prerequisite: C- or better in BUS250]
        BUS325 Marketing (3) [course has one or more prerequisites - details here]
        BUS326 Consumer Behavior (3) [course has one or more prerequisites - details here]
        BUS345 Human Resources Management (3) [prerequisite: C- or better in BUS250]
        BUS454 Motivation and Work Behavior (3) [course has one or more prerequisites - details here]

  VI. Electives......................................................................................12 credits
        Choose, by advisement, three (3) additional courses from Psychology, Business, or other relevant fields.
        (Students are encouraged to consider completing either PSY495 Independent Study Psychology or
        PSY494 Fieldwork in Psychology.)

        Recommended elective courses (outside of Psychology and Business) - Note that some of the
        listed courses have prerequisites - see the Undergraduate Catalog for details. (Follow the links below.)

        Communication
        CMM104 Public Speaking (3)
        CMM202 Interpersonal Communication (3)
        CMM204 Small Group Communication (3)
        CMM353 Theories of Persuasion (4)
        CMM360 Organizational Communication I (3)
        CMM450 Negotiation (3)

        Economics
        ECO206 Microeconomics (3)
        ECO207 Macroeconomics (3)

        History
        HIS367 Business and Society (3)

        Philosophy
        PHI201 Symbolic Logic (3)
        PHI305 Business Ethics (3)

        Political Science
        POL356 Sex Discrimination and the Law (3)

        Sociology
        SOC220 Social Inequality in the United States (3)
        SOC407 Organizations and Work (3)

        Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies
        WOM311 Women and Work (3)

VII.  Research experience component
       
Students must complete at least 12 half-hour experiential credits (i.e., 6 hours).