Industrial and Organizational Psychology Major

Description: A program that focuses on the scientific study of individual and group behavior in institutional settings, applications to related problems of organization and industry, and that may prepare individuals to apply such principles in industrial and organizational settings. Includes instruction in group behavior theory, organizational theory, reward/punishment structures, human-machine and human-computer interactions, motivation dynamics, human stress studies, environmental and organizational influences on behavior, alienation and satisfaction, and job testing and assessment.

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What Courses Do Industrial and Organizational Psychology Majors Take?

The required and elective courses you would take for Industrial and Organizational Psychology majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.

  • Adult Development
  • Conflict Management
  • Group Process
  • Human Resource Development
  • Marketing
  • Testing and Measurement

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