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Bachelor's degree

Bachelor of Science in Industrial-Organizational Psychology​ Degree

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4 years

Approximate Program Length

120

Total Credits

$398

Cost per Credit

Online & campus

Format

Start when you're ready

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Register by: Mar 3, 2021

Be part of supporting a healthy workplace culture. Our Bachelor of Science in Industrial-Organizational Psychology degree equips you with the skills to promote employee well-being and influence performance. Although this program doesn’t prepare students for professional certification or licensure as a psychologist, you’ll gain a foundation in the psychology, motivational processes and leadership behaviors that impact organizational health. And courses are just 5 weeks long, so they can fit into your busy life.

You'll learn how to:

  • Assess organizational talent, leadership and culture

  • Understand group dynamics such as power, perception, decision-making and diversity

  • Identify strategies for managing complex organizational problems

  • Understand leadership and its role in managing people and systems

Courses

1

Course at a time

5

Weeks per course

10

Courses per year

Schedule

Your academic counselor will help you schedule your courses. Please note that on campus students are required to physically attend class one day a week, typically from 6-10 pm.

Depending on your location, this program may be offered as Blended. This means you’ll start at a local campus* to complete your general education courses, and then transition to online learning for your core program courses.

*During COVID-19, while our campuses are temporarily closed, your local campus classes will be held virtually so you can get face-to-face learning at home.

What you'll learn

When you earn your bachelor’s in industrial organizational psychology, you’ll be equipped with a concrete set of skills you can apply on the job. 

Topics covered in this degree include:

  • Group dynamics
  • Organizational cultures
  • Innovative leadership
  • Social psychology

Program Purpose Statement

The Bachelor of Science in Industrial-Organizational Psychology is an educational degree program that provides a foundation of knowledge in the field of psychology. This program does not prepare students for any type of professional certification or licensure as a psychologist, counselor or other mental health provider.

 

Careers & Outcomes

What can you do with a bachelor’s in industrial organizational psychology?

A BSIOP can prepare you to be a: 

  • Compliance coordinator
  • Training and development specialist
  • Human resources specialist
  • Organizational development specialist
9 %

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for training and development specialists is projected to be faster than average between 2018 and 2028. This program does not lead to licensure as a clinical psychologist.

Tuition

Paying for school

locked-in tuition

$398

Cost per credit

Keep the same fixed, affordable tuition from start to finish of your degree program, even if it takes longer than you planned. That’s our promise: no matter what surprises life brings, you can count on us.

Earn your degree without starting from scratch

On average, students with prior eligible college credits and relevant life experience saved  $11k and 1 year on their undergratuate degree.

Up to $1 million a month in available scholarships
Apply for one of 400 scholarship opportunities this month.

Credit transfer made easy
Graduate faster by transferring in prior eligible credits from another accredited institution.

Get credit for what you already know
Earn your degree without starting from scratch. Have previous relevant work and life experience evaluated for potential credit.

NEED SOME HELP?

Our enrollment representatives can help answer your questions, so you can make an informed choice about going back to school. Reach us by phone at (844) 937-8679 or chat with us 5 days a week.

NEED SOME HELP?

Our enrollment representatives can help answer your questions, so you can make an informed choice about going back to school. Reach us by phone at (844) 937-8679 or chat with us 5 days a week.

Accreditation & Faculty

Count on the quality of your education

Institutional accreditation

University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), hlcommission.org. Since 1978, University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and its predecessor.

Real-world faculty

25

Average years of industry experience

87

Psychologists

19:1

Student-faculty ratio

Faculty Spotlight

As a faculty member, I'm on your team. I'm your coach and your cheerleader."

Doris Savron

Vice Provost of Colleges, University of Phoenix

While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.