Applied Psychology Degree Requirements: Industrial and Organizational Psychology Concentration
- These requirements apply to students entering this program in fall 2016
Students who enrolled earlier should consult the catalog in effect at the time they enrolled.
- Read the course descriptions.
- Sample syllabi can be found be clicking on the course number.
The 42-credit Industrial and Organizational Psychology Concentration requires the following:
Required Courses (30 credits)
- The Biological Basis of Behavior (APPL 601)
- Learning and Cognition (APPL 603)
- Intermediate Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (APPL 631)*
- Research Methods (APPL 632)*
- Organizational Psychology (APPL 641)
- Motivation, Satisfaction and Leadership (APPL 642)
- Personnel Psychology (APPL 644)
- Personnel Assessment (APPL 645)
- Job Analysis (APPL 651)
- Practical Applications in I/O Psychology (APPL 655)
*APPL 631 and APPL 632 should be taken sequentially during your first two semesters of the program.
Electives (12 credits)
Choose four of the following:
- Interviewing Psychology (APPL 604)
- Occupational Stress and Health Psychology (APPL 609)
- Special Topics: Applied Statistics (APPL 639)
- Employment Law in Human Resource Management (APPL 646)
- Training and Organizational Development (APPL 647)
- Special Topics: Industrial/Organizational Psychology (APPL 649)
- Work Groups in Organizations (APPL 650)
- Organizational Theory and Development (APPL 652)
- Consulting Skills (APPL 653)
- Survey Development and Implementation (APPL 654)
- Personality at Work (APPL 657)
- Change Management (APPL 658)
- Cross-Cultural Organizational Psychology (APPL 659)
- Practicum in Industrial Organizational Psychology (APPL 707; 1-4 credits)
Electives can also include APPL 789: Research Proposal Development and APPL 799: Thesis in Applied Psychology, through which a thesis can be completed. Other electives are also available through the MBA program.