Industrial & Organizational Psychology

Our undergraduate industry and organizational psychology program gives students an opportunity to study human learning, memory, decision-making, group behavior, communication, emotion and motivation.

Degrees Offered

Industrial and Organizational Psychology, BS

Application Deadlines*

December 1, 2014
2015 Spring semester (January)

March 1, 2015
2015 Summer session 1 (June)

March 1, 2015
2015 Summer session 2 (July)

May 1, 2015
2015 Fall semester (August)

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Industrial and Organizational Psychology, BS

Students in the industrial and organizational psychology program become experts in human performance. They apply the methods of experimental psychology and cognitive science to a wide variety of domains such as product usability, sports performance, and workplace and hospital safety.

A broad range of professions needs experts in human factors to work on problems that involve design, training and assessment. Students gain real-world experience by tackling projects that examine cutting-edge issues such as cell phones as a source of driver distraction, detection of improvised explosive devices, process optimization in health care, and even control of unmanned vehicles.

Interest areas include: aviation human factors, cognitive performance, consumer psychology, effective teamwork, health psychology, learning optimization, social cognition, threat detection and user-centered design. For complete program information, required classes and other details, see the major map.


Additional Program Fee: No

Career Outlook 

Most careers in psychology require a master's or a doctorate, but an undergraduate degree with an emphasis in human factors can lead to many lucrative employment opportunities. We routinely place our top undergraduate students in internships in government laboratories or at leading companies in the fields of technology, training and transportation, and many of these opportunities turn into careers. Our emphasis on usability design and applied experimental and statistical methodologies provide students with a skill set that is highly sought by today's leading businesses.

Example Careers 

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions.

Compliance Managers: • Growth: 7.32% • Median salary: $99,540*

Counseling Psychologists • Growth 11.07% • Median salary: $67,880*

Industrial-Organizational Psychologists • Growth 26.26% • Median salary $94,720*

Loss Prevention Managers • Growth 7.32% • Median salary $99,540*

Supply Chain Managers • Growth 7.32% • Median salary $99,540*

Learn more about career outlook, example careers and average salaries.

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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