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.
COURSE EFFORT 15–18 Hours per Week
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We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your education, life, and work schedules.

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

You can work toward a Purdue Global master’s degree in public administration, educational psychology, 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. For details and eligibility requirements, speak to an Advisor.

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

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.

Purdue University Global Is Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

The HLC ( is an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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.

Top 5 Skills Employers Are Looking for:

  1. Active Listening
  2. Speaking
  3. Reading Comprehension
  4. Instructing
  5. 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.

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 Credits45
  • Major Credits107
  • Elective Credits28
  • Total Credits180

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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.

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grad hat icon 98% Faculty members who have advanced degrees
diploma icon 48% Faculty members who hold a doctorate
tablet icon 264 Faculty publications in 2019–2020
student at desk icon More Than 45,000 Professional development hours logged by faculty in 2019–2020

Statistics include all Purdue Global faculty members and are not school or program-specific calculations. Source: Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis, July 2020. 2019–2020 academic year.

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