Online Bachelor's Degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology

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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.
  • This program is eligible for the Tuition Cap, ensuring that you only pay a fixed amount for your education.
COURSE EFFORT 15–18 Hours per Week
COURSE LENGTH 10 Weeks
CREDITS REQUIRED 180
TUITION CAP MAX COST $45,000
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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.

Engage With Other Students

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.


See the University Catalog for policy and degree plan information specific to this program.

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Career Opportunities

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.* A graduate could also pursue work as a human resources specialist, employment of which is expected to grow through 2026.

Additional industrial/organizational psychology career options include:

  • Corporate recruiter
  • Credentialing coordinator
  • Employee placement specialist
  • Human resources generalist
  • Job placement officer or specialist
  • Job or personnel recruiter
  • Personnel coordinator or officer
  • Staffing coordinator

Note: The professional practice of psychology is regulated by each state. This program was not designed to meet any specific state’s requirements for licensure or certification, and Purdue Global makes no representations or warranties as to whether the degree or any individual courses meet such requirements. Refer to the University Catalog for additional information.

Accelerated Master’s Degree Options

You can work toward a Purdue Global master’s degree in public administration, human services, legal studies, or psychology while you earn your bachelor’s degree. Complete both your bachelor’s and master’s degrees in less time and at a lower cost than completing both programs separately.


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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.

Sample Courses
  • Employment and Staffing
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Psychology of Leadership
  • Attitudes and Motivation in the Workplace
  • Selection and Assessment in Organizations
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Credit Breakdown
  • Core Credits33
  • Major Credits117
  • Elective Credits30
  • Total Credits180

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$45,000maximum cost of attendance
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Purdue Global faculty members are real-world practitioners who bring knowledge gained through the powerful combination of higher learning and industry experience.

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97% Faculty members who have advanced degrees
45% Faculty members who hold a doctorate
218 Faculty publications in 2017–2018
Nearly 87,000 Professional development hours logged by faculty in 2017–2018

Statistics include all Purdue Global faculty members and are not school or program-specific calculations. Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis and Center for Teaching and Learning. 2017–2018 academic year. Note: all figures include data prior to the March 2018 purchase of Kaplan University by Purdue University and subsequent creation of Purdue University Global.

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NOTES AND CONDITIONS

*Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Human Resources Specialists, on the Internet at www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/human-resources-specialists.htm. National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.