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Bachelor of Science in Industrial-Organizational Psychology​ Degree

4 years

Approximate Program Length

120

Total Credits

$398

Cost per Credit

Online & campus

Format

Start when you're ready

Choose an upcoming start date:

Register by: Nov 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.

  • 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. 

If you are located in Phoenix, this program may be offered as Blended. This means you’ll start at the Phoenix campus* to complete your general education courses, and then transition to online learning for your core program courses.

*During COVID-19, while campus is temporarily closed, your 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.

Career Services for Life

Get career coaching, resumé building and interview prep, for life. While outside career advising can cost over $200 an hour, at University of Phoenix it’s built right into your degree at no added cost.

You don’t have to go it alone.

You’ll have a team of advisors invested in your success from day one — dedicated to helping you build your confidence and a personalized career plan you can stick with.

Tools and resources available 24/7/365

We're a university built for the busy. Build your resumé, prepare for an interview and plan your career — whenever it fits your life, day or night.

Networking & mentorship

Through virtual job fairs and networking with the alumni community, we've made it easy to tap into the experience and connections of your peers and colleagues at the University.

Tuition

Paying for school

While education costs have risen an average of 2.6% in the U.S. every year, our Tuition Guarantee ensures you’ll pay one flat rate from the moment you enroll to the day you graduate.

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 undergraduate degree.

Up to $1 million in new scholarship opportunities this month.

Our scholarships aren’t just for the chosen few. We’ll help you understand which scholarships you may qualify for, worth up to $3,000.

Credit transfer made easy

Earn your degree faster, and for less, with eligible transfer credits.

Get credit for what you already know

Have previous relevant work and life experience evaluated for potential credit.

Your prior credits can cover up to 75% of your bachelor’s degree to help you graduate in as little as a year.

75%

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Our enrollment representatives provide personal support while you make an informed choice about going back to school. Reach us by phone at 844-937-8679 or chat with us 7 days a week.

Student Experience

An education that fits your busy life

Balancing family, work and school

Work toward your degree without giving up what matters most. Start your degree year-round and take one class at a time.

Online learning

Enroll in online classes and attend class whenever it fits your life, day or night.

Around-the-clock support and resources

You have a support team available up to 20 hours a day, 5 days a week. And our academic counselors, who are with you every step of the way, have earned a 5-star rating from 90% of our surveyed students.

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

85 %

Of surveyed students would recommend their instructors

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

FAQ

Frequently asked questions about the Bachelor of Science in Industrial-Organizational Psychology​ degree

People who work in industrial organizational psychology support healthy organizational cultures. While earning your industrial-organizational psychology degree online, you’ll study human behaviors to positively impact employee performance, improve well-being and help align employees and organizational goals.

Industrial-organizational psychology principles can be applied to a variety of careers, including those in sales, management, marketing, administration and human resources.

Yes, human resources positions are a common career outcome with an industrial-organizational psychology degree. Typically, these positions require you to assess organizational talent, leadership and culture while understanding group dynamics such as power, perception, decision-making and diversity and inclusion.

Our online industrial-organizational psychology degree is designed specifically so that working professionals like you can earn it without leaving your current role. The degree helps you build a strong foundation in industrial organizational psychology while teaching the leadership skills to help prepare you for a career in the field. You’ll learn from faculty who are currently working in the public sector, and you’ll be able to join our large alumni network. Additionally, Career Services for Life™ help students in their current position and prepare them for career enhancement with career planning, resumé help and more.

While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.