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

  1. Completion of Introductory Psychology (PSY272 )
  2. An overall GPA of 2.75 or better and a Math Placement Level (MPL) of 3 or higher.

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

Introductory Requirement (3 Credits)
PSY272Introductory Psychology 13
Methodological Skills Requirement (8 Credits)
PSY275Psychological Statistics 4
PSY311Research Methods in Psychology 24
Content Area Studies (15 Credits)
Physiology, Learning & Cognition:
Select two of the following:6
Introduction to the Psychology of Learning
Psychology of Perception
Psychology of Memory and Thinking
Psychology of Language
Health Psychology
Physiological Psychology
Personality & Abnormal:
Select one of the following:3
Psychology of Personality
Abnormal Psychology
Clinical and Counseling Psy
History of Psychology:
PSY302History and Systems in Psychology 3
Social, Developmental & History:
Select one of the following:3
Social Psychology
Psychology of Motivation
Psychology of Infancy and Childhood
Psychology of Adolescence and Adulthood
Psychology of Women
Industrial/Organizational Specialization (9 Credits)
PSY304Industrial Psychology 3
PSY315Basics of Organizational Psychology 3
PSY458Introduction to Psychological Testing 23
Capstone Experience (3 Credits)
PSY498Seminar in Psychology 33
Business Administration Studies (9 Credits)
BUS250Principles of Management 3
Select two of the following:6
Operations Management
Organization Theory 4
Consumer Behavior
Human Resource Management 4
Electives (12 Credits)
Select, by advisement, four additional courses from Psychology, Business, or other relevant fields12
Students are encouraged to consider completing either PSY 495 or PSY 494
See the list of recommended elective courses (outside of Psychology and Business) listed below. Note that some of the listed courses have prerequisites
Research Experience Component (0 Credits)
Students must complete at least 12 half-hour experiential credits
Total Credits59

Recommended Elective Courses

Communication (19 Credits)
CMM104Public Speaking 3
CMM202Interpersonal Communication 3
CMM204Small Group Communication3
CMM353Persuasion and Social Influence4
CMM360Organizational Communication I 3
CMM450Negotiation 3
Economics (6 Credits)
ECO206Principles of Microeconomics3
ECO207Principles of Macroeconomics3
History (3 Credits)
HIS367Business and Society 3
Philosophy (6 Credits)
PHI201Symbolic Logic 3
PHI305Business Ethics 3
Political Science (3 Credits)
POL356Sex Discrimination and the Law 3
Sociology (6 Credits)
SOC220Social Inequality in the United States 3
SOC407Organizations and Work 3
Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies (3 Credits)
WOM311Gender, Race, and Work3

This eight-semester plan (see important details) is intended to guide a first-year student through a four-year undergraduate career, with completion of an academic major and all college-wide degree requirements. The plan is designed as an advising tool – a starting point for careful discussions between a student and his/her academic adviser. In consultation, the student and adviser will adjust the plan to accommodate the student’s prerequisite needs, transferred credits, and other such variables.

Students are responsible for reviewing their Progress Reports each semester to track their own progress toward degree requirements.

Eight-Semester Plan
Year 1
PSY272 Introductory Psychology ( (SSCI)) 1 3
Gen Ed: The Arts (ART) 3
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP) 3
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG) 3
Gen Ed: Humanities (HUM) 3
BUS250 Principles of Management 3
PSY275 Psychological Statistics ( (MATH)) 4
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP) 3
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG) 3
Gen Ed: Diversity (DIVR) 3
Year 2
PSY311 Research Methods in Psychology 4
PSY304 Industrial Psychology 3
Gen Ed: United States Studies (USST) 3
Elective 3
Content Area Studies 2 3
PSY302 History and Systems in Psychology 3
Content Area Studies 2 3
Gen Ed: Western Civilization (WEST) 3
Gen Ed: Natural Sciences (NSCI) 3
Concentration Elective 3 3
Year 3
Content Area Studies 2 3
PSY315 Basics of Organizational Psychology 3
Concentration Elective 3 3
Business Administration Studies 4 3
Gen Ed: Natural Sciences (NSCI) 3
Concentration Elective 3 3
Business Administration Studies 4 3
Content Area Studies 2 3
Gen Ed: World Civilizations and Cultures (WRLD) 3
PSY458 Introduction to Psychological Testing 3
Year 4
PSY498 Seminar in Psychology ( (WI)) 3
Concentration Elective 3 3
Electives 9
Major Electives 15
 Total Credits122