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Bachelor of Science in Industrial-Organizational Psychology​ Degree

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Be part of supporting a healthy workplace culture. Our Bachelor of Science in Industrial-Organizational Psychology degree equips you with skills to promote employee well-being and influence performance. Courses for this program are aligned to the education standards set by the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology (SIOP).

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Courses

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Education should hold practical value. That’s why our courses meet rigorous academic standards and provide you with skills and knowledge immediately applicable to your career.

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Requirements: 120 credits

You’ll need 120 credits to complete this bachelor’s in industrial organizational psychology degree. Earn your degree faster by taking advantage of transfer credits, work and life experience and more time and money saving options.

14 Core Courses

Here’s where you’ll pick up the bulk of your program-specific knowledge. By the time you finish these courses, you should have the confidence and skills needed in an industrial-organizational psychology environment.

14 Core Courses

12 Gen Ed Courses

These courses lay the foundation for all our degree programs. Because communication, math and writing skills aren’t just universally applicable in psychology — they’re useful in daily life.

12 Gen Ed Courses

Elective Courses

Elective courses allow you to learn about topics you’re interested in. That means you’ll have a degree that’s unique to you and your education goals.

 

Elective Courses

Schedule

Your academic counselor will help schedule your courses for a Bachelor of Science in Industrial-Organizational Psychology.

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.

Program Purpose Statement

The Bachelor of Science in Industrial-Organizational Psychology provides a foundation in psychology and its relevance and application to industry and organizational settings. This program does not lead to professional certification or licensure as a psychologist, counselor, or other mental health practitioner.

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Earn career-relevant skills in weeks – not years.

Learning shouldn’t take years to put into practice. That’s why we’re empowering you to build career-relevant skills with every five- to six-week course.

We’ve worked with the labor market researcher Lightcast to identify in-demand skills for occupations and mapped those to our related associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs.

Tuition

Transfer credits

Your prior eligible college credits can save you time and money, helping you graduate faster. That’s why we’ve accepted credits from 5,000+ institutions. Check to see if you can apply eligible transfer credits from an institutionally accredited university or college toward a degree of your choice.

Save time and money when you transfer in eligible credits toward your degree.

Affordable, fixed tuition

Lock in the peace of mind that comes with fixed, affordable tuition. You’ll enjoy one flat rate from the moment you enroll until the day you graduate from your program. That’s your Tuition Guarantee.

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University of Phoenix psychology degree vs other universities

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Cost per credit
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Cost per credit
$398
Cost per credit
$563
Cost per credit
$365/415[1]
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$514
Cost per credit
$485
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$371
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$330
Cost per credit
$338.89
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3-6
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4.5
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$1,194
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$1,698
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$1,095-
$2,490
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$1,028-
$2,056
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$1,940
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$1,855-
$2,226
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$990
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$1,525
Total program length in credits
Total program length in credits
Total program length in credits
120
Total program length in credits
120
Total program length in credits
180
Total program length in credits
124
Total program length in credits
120
Total program length in credits
180
Total program length in credits
120
Total program length in credits
180
Length of course in weeks
Length of course in weeks
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5
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7.5
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10
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8
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7-8
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10
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8
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11
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Data pulled on March 26, 2024

[1] $365 per 1000-2000 level credit; $415 per 3000-4000 level credit

Source of data: For each institution, the data are publicly available in multiple locations, including Academic Catalogs, Program pages, Tuition and fees pages, and syllabi. All data are publicly available on the websites. 

Certain licensure programs and coursework in other degree programs may have additional fees. Please check with your advisor or course catalog for additional info.

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Eligible students saved:

$11,000 & 1 year

Students with eligible credits and relevant experience on average saved $11k and 1 year off their undergraduate degree with University of Phoenix.

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Eligible students saved:

$11,000 & 1 year

Students with eligible credits and relevant experience on average saved $11k and 1 year off their undergraduate degree with University of Phoenix.

Financial aid

You may have options when it comes to paying for college tuition and expenses, such as federal grants and loans. Our finance advisors can answer your questions about financial aid and can help guide you through the process.

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Careers & Outcomes

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

Discover where your degree might take you and make informed choices about your future.

A BSIOP can prepare you to be a:

  • Training and Development Specialist
  • Human Resources Specialist 
  • Program Manager
  • Employee Development Specialist
  • Personnel Analyst

Top skills learned in this program:

  • Ethical and Social Responsibility

  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology

  • Psychology

  • Scientific Inquiry

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What you’ll learn

When you earn your online bachelor’s of science in industrial-organizational psychology you’ll be equipped with a concrete set of skills you can apply on the job. You’ll learn how to:

  • Apply Industrial/Organizational psychological principles in managing human work performance and interaction
  • Develop a working a knowledge of Psychology's content domains and their application.
  • Apply scientific reasoning to psychological research of the human experience.
  • Integrate diversity and ethical considerations to psychological practices.

6% Growth

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for training and development specialists is faster than average between 2022 and 2032. This program does not lead to professional certification or licensure as a psychologist, counselor, or other mental health practitioner.

The BLS Projected Growth for 2022-2032 is published by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. This data reflects the BLS’ projections of national (not local) conditions. These data points are not specific to University of Phoenix students or graduates.

Admissions

Apply for free – no application fee, no obligation.

Starting your degree is a big decision — and we want you to feel great about it. That’s why we remove obstacles from your application.

  • No SAT/ACT required 
  • No essay required 
  • No cost, risk-free trial for eligible students
  • We’ll request transcripts at no cost to you, when possible, and we accept eligible credits from over 5,000 accredited institutions.

Receive 1-on-1 support

You have a support team of real people you can lean on. 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.[1] Start a conversation with an enrollment representative today.

[1] Transactional Survey, August 2021-22 (18,645 respondents)

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Receive 1-on-1 support

You have a support team of real people you can lean on. And our academic counselors, who are with you every step of the way, have earned a 5-star rating from 85% of our surveyed students.[1]

[1] Transactional Survey, September 2022-August 2023 (23,739 respondents)

Start a conversation with an enrollment representative today.

Call us 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 14 hours a day, 5 days a week. 

Computer requirements for courses

Many course assignments will require you to use a computer to complete and submit your assignment. 

Phoenix provides support and resources for busy students

Faculty Spotlight

Professionals dedicated to you

Your success is a top priority for our deans and faculty members. They bring an average of 29+ years of experience and hands-on perspective to the classroom, and help bridge the gap between academics and industry knowledge.

Doris Savron

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

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

Accreditation

Count on the quality of your education

University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), hlcommission.org, since 1978.

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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 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, our Career Services for Life® commitment helps students in their current position and to 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.