Industrial-Organizational Psychology Requirements

Psychology Concentration: Industrial-Organizational Psychology
Degree Requirements

As an alternative to the General Psychology curriculum, psychology majors may elect to pursue a concentration in Psychology of Work. The Psychology of Work Concentration is designed to help prepare students planning to enter organizations where knowledge of Industrial-Organizational psychology is useful (e.g., personnel, organizational research, consumer psychology) or students who wish to attend graduate school in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Students will learn how to apply the psychological principles in the workplace that enable them to recruit, hire, train, appraise, lead, and motivate employees as well as how to work within and facilitate groups and teams.

Students who enrolled at Eastern in Fall 2013 or later

The minimum 46 hours of course work in psychology (exclusive of PSY 100) completed by students following the Industrial-Organizational Psychology curriculum must satisfy the course requirements listed below. All courses are 3 credits unless otherwise specified.

Recommended course to meet LAC
BIO202/203Human Biology (Lecture/Lab)
Courses Required of All Psychology Majors
Students should follow this course sequence
PSY101Introduction to the Major (1 credit)
PSY227Behavioral Science Statistics (4 credits, C or better required)
PSY247Research Methods I (4 credits, C or better required)
PSY327Research Methods II (4 credits, C or better required)
PSY419History and Systems
PSY409Current Research in Psychology
Required Course
PSY303Industrial-Organizational Psychology
Developmental Courses
Students must complete one course from the following list
PSY208Psychology of Adolescence
PSY210Psychology of Adult Development
Learning and Cognition
Students must complete one course from the following list
PSY205Learning
PSY306Cognitive Psychology
Individual Differences
Students must complete one course from the following list
PSY202Social Psychology
PSY320Personality TheoriesPsychology of Childhood
PSY410Psychological Tests and Measurements
Biological Bases of Behavior
Students must complete one course from the following list
PSY318Sensation and Perception
PSY418Physiological Psychology
PSY430Human Neuropsychology
Specialized Courses
Students must complete two courses from the following list
PSY203Groups & Teams
PSY304Job Satisfaction & Motivation
PSY305Leadership
PSY403Diversity at Work
PSY404Measuring Work Behavior
Advanced Courses
Students must complete two courses from the following list
PSY301Abnormal Psychology
PSY316Applied Behavior Analysis
PSY325Health Psychology
PSY421Culture and Psychology
PSY460Special Topic Seminar
PSY480/490/491/496/497/498Independent Study or
Teaching Assistantship or
Research Assistantship or
Psychology Internship: Group or
Psychology Internship: Individualized or
Research Field Experience

Students who enrolled at Eastern in or after Fall 2010,
but before Fall 2013

The minimum 46 hours of course work in psychology (exclusive of PSY 100) completed by students following the Industrial-Organizational Psychology curriculum must satisfy the course requirements listed below. All courses are 3 credits unless otherwise specified.

Recommended course to meet LAC
BIO202/203Human Biology (Lecture/Lab)
Courses Required of All Psychology Majors
Students should follow this course sequence
PSY101Introduction to the Major (1 credit)
PSY227Behavioral Science Statistics (4 credits, C or better required)
PSY247Research Methods I (4 credits, C or better required)
PSY327Research Methods II (4 credits, C or better required)
PSY419History and Systems
PSY409Current Research in Psychology
Required Course
PSY303Industrial-Organizational Psychology
Developmental Courses
Students must complete one course from the following list
PSY208Psychology of Adolescence
PSY210Psychology of Adult Development
Learning and Cognition
Students must complete one course from the following list
PSY205Learning
PSY306Cognitive Psychology
Individual Differences
Students must complete one course from the following list
PSY202Social Psychology
PSY320Personality TheoriesPsychology of Childhood
PSY410Psychological Tests and Measurements
Biological Bases of Behavior
Students must complete one course from the following list
PSY318Sensation and Perception
PSY418Physiological Psychology
PSY430Human Neuropsychology
Specialized Courses
Students must complete two courses from the following list
PSY203Groups & Teams
PSY304Job Satisfaction & Motivation
PSY305Leadership
PSY403Diversity at Work
PSY404Measuring Work Behavior
Advanced Courses
Students must complete two courses from the following list
PSY301Abnormal Psychology
PSY325Health Psychology
PSY460/496/497Special Topic Seminar or
Psychology Internship: Group or
Psychology Internship: Individualized

Students who enrolled at Eastern in or after Fall 2008,
but before Fall 2010

The minimum 39 hours of coursework in Psychology (exclusive of PSY 100) completed by students following the Concentration in Psychology of Work must satisfy the course requirements listed below. All courses are 3 credits unless otherwise specified.

Courses Required of All Psychology Majors
Students should follow this course sequence
PSY101Introduction to the Major (1 credit)
PSY227Behavioral Science Statistics (4 credits, C or better required)
PSY217Research Methods I (C or better required)
* This course is now PSY 247, and is 4 credits *
PSY327Research Methods II (4 credits, C or better required)
PSY419History and Systems
PSY409Current Research in Psychology
Required Courses
PSY202Social Psychology
PSY303Industrial-Organizational Psychology
PSY410Psychological Tests and Measurements
Specialized Courses
Students must complete three courses from the following list
PSY203Groups & Teams
PSY304Job Satisfaction / Motivation
PSY305Leadership
PSY320Theories of Personality
PSY403Diversity at Work
PSY404Measuring Work Behavior
PSY460/496/497Special Topic Seminar or
Psychology Internship: Group or
Psychology Internship: Individualized
Elective
Students should complete any one psychology course as an elective

Students who enrolled at Eastern before Fall 2008

Please contact your faculty advisor for your degree requirements.

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