Industrial/Organizational Psychology

How do companies hire and retain the best people? What is at the heart of company culture?

Industrial/Organizational Psychology, or the science of behavior in the workplace, represents the intersection of psychology and business. Industrial/Organizational psychologists assess human behavior for the purposes of improving employee work satisfaction, employers’ ability to recruit and promote the best people, and the overall workplace environment for everyone. They apply their knowledge and research skills in workplace settings, focusing on company culture, teambuilding, retention and engagement and more. 

Emmanuel’s minor in I/O Psychology is an ideal complement for students with majors in business or psychology, or who are interested in the human resources field as a whole. The interdisciplinary curriculum prepares students for a variety of careers as analysts, managers, consultants and other roles in in human resources, workforce insights, professional development, executive coaching and more.

Required Courses:

  • PSYCH1501 General Psychology
  • MGMT2307 Organizational Behavior (sophomore standing)
  • PSYCH2801 Methods & Statistics I OR MGMT2110 Introduction to Business

 Select at least ONE of the following:

  • PSYCH2203 Social Psychology
  • PSYCH2211 Race, Gender, and Sexuality

Select at least ONE of the following:

  • MGMT2211 Leadership: Person and Process (pre-req sophomore standing)
  • PSYCH3211 Personality Theories (pre-req of PSYCH1501 General Psychology)
  • MGMT2200 Principles of Marketing (pre-req of MGMT1101 Introduction to Business)
  • MGMT2202 International Management
  • MGMT2207 Human Resource Management (pre-req of MGMT1101 Introduction to Business)
  • ECON2113 Politics of International Economic Relations (pre-req of one economics OR political science course)

The learning goals for all programs under the Psychology & Neuroscience department are as follows:

  1. Knowledge & Critical Engagement in Psychology: Learning goal involves the major concepts, theoretical perspectives (biological, behavioral, cognitive, developmental, and social), empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology, as well as the APA Code of Ethics.
  1. Research Methods in Psychology: Learning goal focuses on research design, sampling, data collection, analysis, and interpretation.
  1. Information and Technological Literacy: Learning goal focuses on the use of information and technology for many purposes relevant to the field of Psychology.
  1. Communication Skills: Learning goal emphasizes written and oral communication in a variety of formats for educational and professional purposes.
  1. Personal and Professional Development: Learning objective involves the linkages between personal and professional values, knowledge and skills, and academic and career goals.

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