Online Bachelor of Arts in Psychology – Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Arizona State University’s Bachelor of Arts in psychology with a concentration in industrial and organizational psychology equips you to apply psychology principles within workplace settings. In this program, you’ll cover the fundamentals of psychology alongside workplace strategies such as training, leadership and decision-making. Upon graduation, you’ll stand out as a candidate for roles in human resources and management.

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Quick facts

Next start date:

Next start date: 08/22/2024


Total classes:

Total classes: 40

Weeks per class:

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours:

Total credit hours: 120

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Prepare for a career empowering individuals and organizations

The study of psychology is widely popular because it supports a wide range of career paths, such as improving the workplace. As an industrial and organizational psychology major, you’ll learn how to use psychology to improve individual and organizational performance across various industries. This subfield is particularly beneficial among those with managerial or operational experience within businesses and organizations.

In this program, you’ll study characteristics of human behavior in the workplace and deepen your understanding of diverse experiences through cultural, sociohistorical and transnational viewpoints. Although this program does not lead to licensure in clinical psychology, you’ll be well prepared to pursue careers or additional education in the realm of organizational psychology.

The skills you’ll develop as an I-O psychology major

This concentration program will strengthen your abilities to understand and contextualize individuals’ thoughts, feelings and behaviors in a workplace environment. In your courses, you’ll become proficient in fundamental organizational psychology strategies such as career development, attitude theory, job evaluation and performance management. Other transferable skills you’ll gain include:

  • Critical thinking.
  • Leadership.
  • Personal ethics.
  • Problem-solving.
  • Teamwork.
  • Research methodology.
  • Written communication.

The differences between our BA or BS in I-O psychology concentrations

When deciding between the BA and BS concentration in I-O psychology, you should consider your personal interests and career goals. The BA program is practice-oriented and best suited for a career centered around people or services, such as human resources.

Whereas, the BS program is research-oriented and will provide you with more quantitative skills, such as statistics and data analysis. If you’re interested in earning a PhD in the future, the BS program may be a better fit. Additionally, the BS requires a higher level of math and an additional lab course compared to the BA.

Will my diploma say ‘online’?

No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.”

I-O psychology courses

This I-O psychology program includes general psychology core courses in addition to specialized courses, such as Psychology of Work, Industrial Psychology and Organizational Behavior. You’ll also have the option to take the course PSY 494: Professional Field Experience which includes structured internships and other experiential learning opportunities.


PSY 320: Learning and Motivation


PSY 324: Memory and Cognition


PSY 230: Introduction to Statistics (QTRS OR CS)


PSY 290: Research Methods (SCIT OR L or SG)


PSY 215: Psychology of Work


PSY 430: Industrial Psychology


PSY 453: Organizational Behavior (SOBE OR SB)


PSY 471: Psychological Testing


The jobs industrial and organizational psychology majors are prepared for

Earning this degree in industrial and organizational psychology equips you for careers within many sectors, including consulting, government, human resources or academia. Upon completion, you can seek roles ranging from product manager and service supervisor to human resources specialist and development analyst. Additional career examples include, but aren’t limited to:

Corporate Trainer


Growth: 6.3 %
Salary: $63,080

Data Management Specialist


Growth: 10.0 %
Salary: $134,870

Employee Training Manager


Growth: 6.5 %
Salary: $120,000

Human Resources Analyst


Growth: 7.0 %
Salary: $67,780

Human Resources Assistant (HR Assistant)


Growth: -4.9 %
Salary: $45,930

Human Resources Manager


Growth: 5.2 %
Salary: $130,000

Human Resources Specialist (HR Specialist)


Growth: 5.9 %
Salary: $64,240

Learn from top-tier psychology faculty

As an online student at ASU, you’ll get the New College experience from world-renowned faculty. Our faculty members are some of the brightest, most innovative academic minds in the world. Our areas of expertise include psychology, anthropology, geography, political science, cybersecurity, forensic science and more. Our mission is to create an environment that prepares students to take their place in the world using the skills they have learned to pursue careers that benefit their community.

Learn from top-tier psychology faculty

As an online student at ASU, you’ll get the New College experience from world-renowned faculty. Our faculty members are some of the brightest, most innovative academic minds in the world. Our areas of expertise include psychology, anthropology, geography, political science, cybersecurity, forensic science and more. Our mission is to create an environment that prepares students to take their place in the world using the skills they have learned to pursue careers that benefit their community.

How to apply

I am a future

You’re considered a first-year student for application purposes if you’ve never attended college or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours.

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Competency requirements

Additional admission requirements

High school equivalency

Homeschool

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain general admission to most online programs at ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if Earned Admission is right for you.

*Some programs may have higher admission requirements. You must meet all program requirements to be admitted.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain general admission to most online programs at ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if Earned Admission is right for you.

*Some programs may have higher admission requirements. You must meet all program requirements to be admitted.

Study at the most innovative university in the nation

ASU is a global university recognized for its commitment to innovation, research and high-quality academic programs. Our university has been recognized with peer-reviewed honors from U.S. News & World Report.

#1


in innovation for 9 consecutive years, ahead of Stanford and MIT.

Top 5


best online bachelor’s programs.

Top 10%


best global universities.

80%


of graduates reported that their experiences at ASU inspired them to explore new career opportunities.

Tuition calculator

Use our calculator to estimate your full-time or part-time tuition fees for this program prior to any financial aid. Keep in mind that most of our students receive financial aid, which can reduce out-of-pocket costs. Learn more.

Tuition calculator

Use our calculator to estimate your full-time or part-time tuition fees for this program prior to any financial aid. Keep in mind that most of our students receive financial aid, which can reduce out-of-pocket costs. Learn more.

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