Bachelors - Industrial & Organizational Psychology

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Southern New Hampshire University's Bachelor of Science in Industrial & Organizational Psychology is an interdisciplinary program that combines psychology courses and business courses to offer you the knowledge you need to help an organization or business improve its performance and productivity. You can learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Industrial & Organizational Psychology program here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The online Bachelor of Science in Industrial & Organizational Psychology program at Southern New Hampshire University explores the field of industrial organizational psychology, which is the application of psychological principles to improve organizational effectiveness through research, assessment, and interventions. You will be introduced to various areas of psychology, including personality, intelligence, learning, motivation, human development, social psychology, and cognitive psychology. You can learn about scientific investigation, various research methods, and psychometric techniques used for testing and assessment. Additionally, you'll have the opportunity to study business information systems, business law, strategic management, marketing, and accounting.

What Are the Prerequisites?

As a potential applicant to the Bachelor of Science in Industrial & Organizational Psychology program, you should be interested in learning about how to improve business and organizational performance through the application of psychological principles. All applicants to Southern New Hampshire University programs must have earned a high school diploma or equivalent.

What Are the Course Requirements?

To earn Southern New Hampshire University's Bachelor of Science in Industrial & Organizational Psychology, you must complete all general education requirements, eight business courses, and six major courses. Southern New Hampshire University may accept up to 90 transfer credits, therefore, total credit requirements will vary depending on how many transfer credits you have.

Industrial & Organizational Psychology Major Courses

Course CodeCourse Name
PSY 108Introduction to Psychology
PSY 224Research Methods
PSY 257Social Psychology
PSY 258Industrial Organizational Psychology
PSY 305Cognitive Psychology
PSY 335Assessment and Testing

Business Core Courses

Course CodeCourse Name
ACC 201 Financial Accounting
ACC 202 Managerial Accounting
BUS 206 Business Law I
FIN 320 Principles of Finance
IT 210 Business Systems Analysis and Design
MKT 113 Introduction to Marketing
OL 125 Human Relations in Administration
OL 421 Strategic Management and Policy

B.A./B.S. Core Skills Courses

Course CodeCourse Name
ENG 120 College Composition I
ENG 200 Sophomore Seminar
IT 100 Introduction to Information Technology
COM 212 Public Speaking
SNHU 303 SNHU Experience: Life After SNHU*
SNHU 404 SNHU Experience: General Education Capstone*
*Or one free elective for Online and On location students and transfers with 15+ credits.
Choose two of the following:
MAT 101Culinary Mathematics (Culinary Majors Only)
MAT 106Math for Elementary Education I (Education Majors Only)
MAT 130Applied Finite Math
MAT 140Precalculus
MAT 200Mathematics for the Humanities
MAT 210Calculus I
MAT 230Discrete Mathematics
MAT 240Applied Statistics
MAT ELE Mathematics Elective Based

B.A./B.S. Core Knowledge Courses

Course CodeCourse Name
Choose one of the following:
FAS 201 Introduction to Humanities I
FAS 202 Introduction to Humanities II
FAS 223 Appreciation and History of Music
FAS 340 Modern Art
FAS 370 American Art
Choose one of the following:
HIS 109 Western Civilization I
HIS 110 Western Civilization II
HIS 113 United States History I
HIS 114 United States History II
Choose one of the following:
PHL 210 Introduction to Western Philosophy
PHL 212 Introduction to Ethics
PHL 214 Logic, Language, and Argumentation
PHL 230 Religions of the World
Choose one 200-level Literature Elective
Choose one Science Elective (not SCI 215)
Choose four other electives:
Social and Behavioral Science Elective (ATH, ECO, POL, PSY, SOC, SSC)
No more than two of these four in the same discipline

What Could I Do After Graduation?

Career Opportunities

The Bachelor of Science in Industrial & Organizational Psychology program is designed to teach you how to affect organizational improvement and change. As a graduate of the program, you could seek career opportunities in a wide range of fields, businesses, and corporations. Positions you could pursue include:

  • Human Resources Manager
  • Human Resources Generalist
  • Recruitment Specialist
  • Training and Development Specialist

Advanced Degrees

After earning the Bachelor of Science in Industrial & Organizational Psychology, you may wish to continue your studies by pursuing a related master's degree. Master's degree programs could offer you advanced training in psychology principles, business practices, and organizational change management. Some of the master's degree programs you may be interested are listed below:

  • Master of Science in Industrial & Organizational Psychology
  • Master of Applied Industrial & Organizational Psychology
  • Master of Business Administration in Human Resource Management
  • Master of Business Administration in Workplace Conflict Management