The Industrial/Organizational Psychology track is intended for two groups of students: those who wish to pursue graduate training in industrial/organizational (I/O) psychology and those seeking employment in I/O-related areas. Students will prepare for entry-level positions in a variety of work settings that involve job analysis, staffing, training, and performance evaluation.

Students should select their courses carefully and consult with the Department of Psychology early in their program. Course prerequisites must be observed. Note that a limit of 10 courses may be taken in the Boler School of Business by non School of Business students. Those students planning to complete the I/O track with a business minor should take MT 122 (not EC 205).

Requirements for completing both the Industrial/ Organizational Psychology track and the psychology major are:

All of the following:

  • PS 101 — Introduction to Psychology
  • PS 241 — Social Psychology
  • PS 301/301L — Experimental Design in Psychology (with lab)
  • PS 359 — Industrial Organizational Psychology
  • PS 435 — Tests & Measurements
  • PS 459 — Performance Evaluation & Goal Setting
  • PS 480C, 481C — Practicum: Organizational & Industrial Psychology
  • Two additional PS electives

Choose one of:

  • PS 318/318L — Sensation & Perception (with lab)
  • PS 326 — Psychobiology

Choose one of:

  • PS 279 — Introduction to Cognitive Psychology
  • PS 332/332L — Learning & Behavior (with lab)
  • PS 380/380L — Memory & Cognition (with lab)
  • PS 386 — Mind, Brain, & Behavior

Choose four of:

  • MN 353 — Labor Relations
  • MN 370 — Staffing
  • MN 373 — Training
  • MN 376 — Compensation
  • BI 200 — Management Information Systems
  • LP 203 — Leadership

Students planning to go to graduate school should take one semester of practicum and PS 401 Advanced Resource Methods, in place of the second semester of practicum.

Coordinator: Beth Martin, Ph.D.