Programs of Study

Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Bachelor of Science - BS

  • Coursework in psychology and business 
  • Preparation for corporate careers or graduate study

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Industrial/Organizational Psychology at Marywood

This program offers students a blend of psychology and business training and is designed for those who wish to enter the corporate world directly after graduation or pursue graduate study in industrial/organizational psychology.

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Industrial/organizational psychology emphasizes the unique focus of organized behavior occurring in industrial settings. The field offers many employment opportunities at the Bachelor's level. It is an excellent choice for the student who has a combined interest in psychology and business. Six elective courses (such as Multimedia Applications in Psychology, I/O Special Topic Seminar, I/O Apprenticeship, Psychology of Gender, Internship) will provide students with preparation for work in a variety of business-related fields, including human resources, personnel relations and management.

Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

  • Official SAT and/or ACT scores
  • Completed application
  • Essay
  • Official transcripts
  • Letter of recommendation

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Majors

The student who majors in Psychology is required to complete a total of 48 credits in Psychology (60 credits in the I/O program track, including credits from Psychology and Business). The core sequence of courses required of all Psychology Majors includes the following courses:

PSYC 211 General Psychology 3
PSYC 251 Developmental Psychology 3
OR
PSYC 214 Child Development 3
PSYC 270 Psychological Applications of Statistics 3
PSYC 314 Physiological Psychology
3
OR    
PSYC 325 Sensation and Perception
3
PSYC 315 Contemporary Approaches to Learning 3
PSYC 410 Social Psychology 3
PSYC 421 Experimental Psychology I 3
PSYC 422 Experimental Psychology II 3
PSYC 450 Personality Psychology 3
PSYC 490 Senior Seminar 3

Psychology majors may consider scheduling MATH 155, Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, as their Liberal Arts Core math requirement and Biology 130, Anatomy and Physiology, as their Liberal Arts Core science requirement. Students must earn a total of 120 credits across the major, core, and electives in order to be awarded the baccalaureate degree.