BA in Psychology, Industrial/Organizational

This degree is designed for students interested in applying their psychology degree in a business setting. Students will learn how to address diversity issues, training, performance feedback and other personnel issues.

Industrial/Organizational Psychology Degree Overview

The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with the Industrial/Organizational concentration is designed to promote employee productivity and retention within a business setting. Graduates will have the ability to take theoretical perspectives and use them in a practical and applied manner in a variety of workplace settings.

As a student, you will:

  • Apply learned methods to diversity issues, training, performance feedback and other personnel issues.
  • Understand methodology and statistical techniques related to behavioral science research.
  • Apply appropriate methods of scientific writing in APA format.
  • Understand and apply the major theories related to the entire lifespan.

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    Admission Requirements

    Applicants for this program must complete the formal application process and submit required documents. Documents required vary based on the number of transferable credits and include:

    0 - 11 TRANSFERABLE CREDITS

    • High school diploma or GED equivalent
    • Official high school transcript indicating the date of graduation

    12 OR MORE TRANSFERABLE CREDITS

    • A minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
    • Provide official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended
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    Only credits from regionally accredited institutions may be accepted in transfer. Failure to report any previous academic work at another college or university may be considered a violation of academic integrity.

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    BA in Psychology Program Curriculum

    • Bachelor degrees require students to complete a minimum of 120 semester units which include a combination of General Education requirements and program specific requirements. In the absence of sufficient transfer credit, students may need to take additional general electives to satisfy the 120 total units for the degree which a UMass Global Academic Advisor will help you evaluate.

       

      Code Course Name Credits
      Basic Skills 12
      ENGU103 Writing Communication I: Writing and Rhetoric 3
      ENGU 104 Written Communication II: Writing About Literature 3
      MATU 103 Applied Mathematics 3
      COMU 101 Public Speaking 1 3
      Quantitative reasoning 3
      Oral communication 3
      Breadth Requirements 24
      Humanities Select from 3 different areas: Communications, English, Fine Arts, Foreign Languages, Humanities, Liberal Studies, Philosophy, Religious Studies 9
      Natural Sciences Select 6 credits 6
      Social Sciences Select from 3 different areas: Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, Economics, History, Marketing, Organizational Leadership, Political Science/Legal Studies, Psychology, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sociology 9
      Liberal Education Foundations 6
      LBSU 302 Information Fluency and Academic Integrity 3
      LBSU 304 Liberal Arts Core Foundations 3
      Total Credits 42
    • Code Course Name Credits
      PSYU 101 Introduction to Psychology

      3

      MATU 203 Introduction to Statistics

      3

      PSYU 301 Scientific Writing in Behavioral Social Sciences

      3

      PSYU 304 Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences

      3

      PSYU 306 Critical Thinking

      3

      PSYU 320 Human Development across the Lifespan

      3

      PSYU 328 Abnormal Psychology

      3

      PSYU 333 Physiological Psychology

      3

      PSYU 336 Social Psychology

      3

      PSYU 351 History and Systems of Psychology

      3

      PSYU 421 Cross-Cultural Psychology
      PSYU 480 Psychology Capstone

      3

      Core Foundation in Psychological Science Subtotal

      36

      Concentration

      15

      Students will select a concentration from the options below. *

       

      Concentration Subtotal

      15

      Total Credits

      48

    • Students who are interested in applying their psychology degree in a business setting will thrive in the Industrial/Organizational Concentration. This concentration gives students the ability to take theoretical perspectives and use them in a practical and applied manner in a variety of workplace settings. Industrial/organizational (I/O) psychology is a high demand field designed to promote employee productivity and retention support organizations in dealing with diversity issues, job selection, training, performance feedback, coaching and other issues related to personnel in organizational settings.

      Code Course Name Credits
      PSYU 432 Introduction to Psychological Measurement

      3

      PSYU 460 Introduction to Career Development

      3

      PSYU 462 Personnel Psychology

      3

      PSYU 481 Organizational Psychology

      3

      Total Credits

      12

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