Online Bachelor’s Degrees in Industrial & Organizational Psychology

An online bachelor’s degree in industrial and organizational psychology may provide students with the skills and training needed to promote businesses effectively through business and psychology courses. In these four-year programs, students may study the behavioral components of managing and supervising the human capital within a specific company. Coursework within these programs may include several general education requirements along with electives and major-specific courses, such as social psychology, scientific investigations, and psychological statistics.

Graduates may either seek entry-level employment or pursue additional education and enroll in a graduate-level program. Bachelor’s degree graduates may find employment opportunities in human resources, psychology, and training.

Program Overview

  • Prerequisite: High School Diploma or GED
  • Program Length: Four years to complete
  • Post-Grad Options: Entry-Level Employment or Master’s / Doctoral Program
  • Projected Employment Growth: 13% (2010-2020)*

Program Coursework

The curriculum within an online bachelor’s degree program in industrial and organizational psychology may combine general education requirements alongside major-specific courses and electives. Students enrolled in these four-year programs may study key principles of psychology, scientific investigation, human development, and behavioral deviation. Core industrial and organizational psychology courses may include the following:

  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Scientific Investigations
  • Social Psychology
  • Assessment and Testing
  • Industrial Organizational Psychology
  • Psychological Statistics
  • Tests and Measurements

Career Options

Graduates of online bachelor’s degree programs in industrial and organizational psychology may find careers in government, manufacturing, healthcare, and psychology. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities for those pursuing careers as human resources managers are expected to increase by 13% from 2010-2020.*

Possible careers include:

  • Training and Development Specialist
  • Employment Specialist
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Training and Development Manager
  • Human Resources Specialist

Continuing Education

Graduates of online bachelor’s degree programs in industrial and organizational psychology may opt to further their education and enroll in a master’s degree program in industrial and organizational psychology. These graduate-level programs may teach students how to recruit, select, and retain employees as well as identify a company’s training needs.

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook

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