Online Bachelor's Degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Program at a Glance
- An optional internship allows you to gain real-world knowledge and skills as you earn your industrial organizational psychology degree.
- Psychology faculty are working professionals in the field.
- Shorten your path to a master’s degree with the accelerated bachelor’s to master’s option.
Bachelor of Science in Psychology in Industrial/Organizational Psychology Overview
The online bachelor’s degree in industrial/organizational psychology (I/O) is designed to broaden your knowledge of the principles of psychology as it relates to business and organizational settings.
Managing and motivating talent in the workplace, helping to develop leadership skills, and assessing an organization to improve its effectiveness are just a few of the many business functions that can benefit from psychological insight.
Curriculum in the I/O bachelor’s program uses rigorous methods of psychology as applied to talent management, coaching, assessment, selection, training, organizational development, performance (i.e., improvement, management), and work-life balance.
Accelerated Master’s Degree Options
Complete both your bachelor’s and master’s degrees in less time and at a lower cost than completing both programs separately. While you earn your bachelor's in industrial/organizational psychology, you can work toward a Purdue Global master’s degree in one of the following areas:
- Applied behavior analysis
- Criminal justice
- Educational psychology
- Higher education
- Homeland security and emergency management
- Human services
- Instructional design and technology
- Legal studies
- Public administration
See the University Catalog for policy and degree plan information specific to this program. For accelerated master's option details and eligibility requirements, speak to an Advisor.
Online discussion boards provide the opportunity to engage with others and learn from their experiences. Students are also invited to join organizations such as the Psychology Club for further networking and educational opportunities.
Purdue Global Is Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
The HLC (HLCommission.org) is an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
You must be a high school graduate or possess a General Educational Development (GED) certificate or other equivalency diploma. You are also encouraged to complete orientation before you start classes. Refer to the University Catalog or speak to an Advisor to learn more.
Ways to Save
Earn credit for prior coursework completed at eligible institutions, including community colleges.
Prior Work Experience
You could earn undergraduate credit for your life and professional career experiences.
Title IV federal financial aid is available for many of our degree programs.
Learn about federal financial grants and loan programs that may be available.
Prior Military Experience
We offer credit for ACE-evaluated training and CLEP and DANTES examinations.
What Courses Will I Take?
The online Bachelor of Science in Psychology in I/O Psychology includes core curriculum that is foundational to a business psychology degree, plus a complement of focused I/O courses.See All Psychology Courses
- Employment and Staffing
- Organizational Behavior
- Psychology of Leadership
- Attitudes and Motivation in the Workplace
- Selection and Assessment in Organizations
- Core Credits45
- Major Credits107
- Elective Credits28
- Total Credits180
This degree can prepare you to pursue entry-level opportunities in work settings such as corporations and businesses, schools, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, hospitals, and more.
Top 5 Skills Employers Are Looking for:
- Active Listening
- Reading Comprehension
- Learning Strategies
Top Jobs With This Degree
Labor market, salary, and projected growth information are supplied by Emsi. Average salary range is based on national data. Projected growth represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2018–2030) at the state level and is based on your geographic location. Actual outcomes vary by geographic area, previous work experience, and opportunities for employment. Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment placement, salary level, or career advancement.
The professional practice of psychology is regulated by each state, and the degree requirements of this program do not guarantee or prepare you for licensure in any state upon graduation.
Get to Know Our Faculty
Purdue Global faculty members are real-world practitioners who bring knowledge gained through the powerful combination of higher learning and industry experience.View Psychology Faculty Directory
Statistics include all Purdue Global faculty members and are not school- or program-specific calculations. Source: Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis, July 2022. 2021–2022 academic year.
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