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Psychology: Industrial / Organizational

The Industrial/Organizational Psychology concentration applies psychological theories and evaluation methods to organizations to understand human behavior in the workplace and thereby increase productivity and the well-being of employees. Specific careers can be in human resources, employee training, marketing and sales, and organizational development, and performance evaluation.

Students with a B.S. in psychology and the I/O concentration land well-paying jobs right after graduation as a human resource specialist. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that jobs in workforce training and development are expected to increase 7% through 2024. A Minor in Business is recommended for I/O students. Most managerial positions require a master’s degree. 

Coordinator, Anthony Tarescavage, Ph.D.

The checklist details course requirements for the I/O concentration as well as the semesters each course is offered.

This plan will ensure students meet all Psychology major, I/O concentration and University core requirements are met for graduation. Minimum of 54 credit hours for Psychology and 120 total credit hours for graduation.

I/O students complete internships at a wide variety of sites, gaining valuable experience and references.

I/O Psychology majors should consider a Business minor.

I/O Psychology majors who have a business minor are eligible to participate in a fast-tracked version of the Boler MBA Program.