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BS in Psychology - Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Students who enroll in the B.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology program at Purdue University Global have the opportunity to gain real-world skills and knowledge from professionals in the field of psychology. The curriculum focuses on important subjects like coaching, training, development, and work-life balance.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Psychology in Industrial/Organizational Psychology

School Offering Program:

Purdue University Global

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Students who are interested in pursuing entry-level I/O psychology work with business, schools, hospitals and other industries might be a good fit the the B.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. In order to enroll in this program, you must have a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent degree.

Program Description:

In Purdue University Global's Industrial/Organizational Psychology program, students will get exposure to psychology practices applied to business settings. Coursework will dive into employee skill management, performance assessments, and managerial coaching techniques to help better an organization's employee performance profile. This program can help prepare students for careers in many different types of organizations since employee performance is essential to be successful as an organization. An accelerated master's degree option is available for those who are looking to earn a graduate degree as well.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

180 credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Purdue University Global's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Bachelor of Science in Psychology in Industrial/Organizational Psychology:

Coursework in this program will go deep into the use of psychology in business settings. Alsong with core courses in English, math, science, social science, and arts and humanities, students will get major coursework in several management topics, communication strategies, and I/O psychology. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Purdue University Global to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Major Requirements (117 credits)

  • CM 206: Interpersonal Communications 1
  • MM 207: Statistics
  • MT 140: Introduction to Management 1
  • MT 203: Human Resource Management 1
  • MT 220: Global Business 1
  • PS 115: Psychology Program and Profession 1
  • PS 124: Introduction to Psychology
  • PS 200: Introduction to Cognitive Psychology 1
  • PS 210: History of Psychology 1
  • CM 350: Public Relations Strategies
  • CM 460: Strategic Communication
  • HR 400: Employment and Staffing
  • LI 410: Leadership in Practice
  • MT 302: Organizational Behavior
  • PS 300: Research Methods I
  • PS 330: Personality Development
  • PS 390: Introduction to Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • PS 391: Psychology of Leadership
  • PS 392: Attitudes and Motivation in the Workplace
  • PS 451: Selection and Assessment in Organizations
  • PS 496: Bachelor's Capstone in Industrial Organizational Psychology

Core Requirements (33 credits)

  • 100/200-level: General Education Courses (3 courses)
  • 100/200-level: Math Course
  • 200-level: Arts and Humanities Course
  • 200-level: Science Course
  • 200-level: Social Science Course

Open Elective Requirements (30 credits)

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Students completing Purdue University Global's Bachelor of Science in Psychology in Industrial/Organizational Psychology program could go on to earn their master's degree in many different fields. Earning a more advanced degree could help you gain better employment or be more competitive in the job market.

Master's and professional degree options for graduates could include but are not limited to:

  • Master's of Science in Psychology
  • Master's of Science in Legal Studies
  • Master's in Business Administration
  • Master's in Human Resources

Career Paths:

Purdue University Global's BS in Psychology in Industrial/Organizational Psychology program focuses on teaching students how to apply psychology concepts in an organizational setting. This includes employee motivation, talent development, and management and coaching. Graduates completing the program could pursue wide-ranging roles within several types of organizations such as government, non-profit, and corporate companies.

Graduates of the Purdue University Global BS in Psychology in Industrial/Organizational Psychology program could pursue positions that include:

  • Recruiter
  • Human Resource Specialist
  • Job Placement Specialist
  • Corporate Trainer

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