Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Bachelor of Science - BS

  • Emphasizes organized behavior in industrial settings
  • Blend of psychology and business 
  • Enter the corporate world or pursue graduate study

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The Industrial Organizational (I/O) track is an interdisciplinary program in cooperation with the Business and Managerial Science Department. This track offers students a blend of psychology and business training and is designed for those who wish either to directly enter the corporate world after graduation or to further pursue graduate study in industrial and organizational psychology.

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Bradley Janey
Psychology & Counseling Department Chair

C. Estelle Campenni
Associate Professor
Coordinator, Graduate and Undergraduate Psychology Programs

Francis J. DeMatteo, Ed.D., NCSP
Associate Professor
Coordinator, School Psychology Program
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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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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
PSYC 251
Developmental Psychology
PSYC 270
Psychological Applications of Statistics 3
PSYC 314 Physiological Psychology
PSYC 325
Sensation and Perception
PSYC 315
Contemporary Approaches to Learning
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 are advised to schedule MATH 216, Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences. It also is suggested that, where possible, majors take Biology 130, Anatomy and Physiology. Students must earn a total of 126 credits across the major, core, and electives in order to be awarded the baccalaureate degree.