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BA/MA Psychology Program - Industrial-Organizational Specialization


BA in Psychology - Overview
College Core

57 credits

Major Requirements 24 credits
Liberal Arts Electives 9 credits
Open Electives 30 credits
BA Total 120 credits

Students completing the five-year combined program in psychology must complete the following.


College Core

Complete the following required courses (preferably in the freshman year) to satisfy by core and major prerequisites.

PSY 201 General Psychology I
PSY 202 General Psychology II

Required Major Courses
Complete the following required courses (preferably in the sophomore year).
PSY 323 Quantitative Research Methods for Behavioral Sciences I
PSY 390 Experimental Psychology I

An additional 18 credits, selected from the electives and capstone lists below, are required for the BA in psychology. All BA/MA I-O dual degree candidates, while undergraduates, may also complete a maximum of 21 credits of the graduate level courses listed below (numbered 600 and above). In order to complete the program within the five-year span, 21 graduate credits, including PSY 605 and PSY 649, must be taken while an undergraduate. The 600-level courses listed below count for both the BA and MA degrees.


Required Major Electives
PSY 324 Quantitative Research Methods for Behavioral Sciences II
PSY 331 Personnel Psychology
PSY 336 Psychological Test and Measurements
PSY 338 History and Systems: Psychology of Learning
PSY 339 History and Systems: Personality Theory
PSY 341 Physiological Psychology
PSY 412 Social Psychology
PSY 441 Developmental Psychology
PSY 461 Abnormal Psychology
PSY 605 Quantitative Research Methods in Psychology: Advanced Concepts
PSY 620 Dynamics of Group Processes
PSY 649 Personnel Psychology
PSY 651 Work Performance Prediction and Assessment
PSY 672 Research Methods in Industrial-Organizational Psychology
PSY 675 Work Motivation
PSY 676 Training and Development

Required Capstone Course
Complete at least one of the following capstone courses.
PSY 491 Experimental Psychology II
PSY 493 Individual Experimental Psychology
PSY 496 Senior Seminar

The BA degree in the combined five-year psychology program requires 120 credits. The MA degree in I-O requires 42 credits of 600-level courses.


Required MA Industrial-Organizational Specialization Courses (30 credits)
PSY 602 Proseminar in Personality and Social Psychology
PSY 605 Quantitative Research Methods in Psychology: Advanced Concepts
PSY 607 Professional Issues and Ethics in Psychology
PSY 620 Dynamics of Group Process
PSY 638 Personality Assessment
PSY 649 Personnel Psychology
PSY 651 Work Performance Prediction and Assessment
PSY 672 Research Methods in Industrial-Organizational Psychology
PSY 675 Work Motivation
PSY 676 Training and Development

Required MA Industrial-Organizational Elective Courses (6 credits):
Choose any two courses from the list below.
PSY 617 Health Psychology
PSY 618 Understanding and Treatment of Addictive Behaviors
PSY 623 Stress: Affective, Cognitive, and Behavioral Components
PSY 629 Conflict Resolution*
PSY 653 Compensation Management
PSY 678 Consulting and Organizational Change*
*Recommended electives for I-O students

Required MA Industrial-Organizational Culminating Courses (6 credits):
PSY 660 Practicum in Industrial-Organizational Psychology
PSY 681 Thesis Supervision