2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    May 20, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Industrial and Organizational Psychology Minor

Psychology Applied to Work

Industrial and Organizational Psychology is the scientific study of psychology applied to work settings for the purpose of improving organization effectiveness and employee well-being. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor, I/O psychology is expected to have faster than average growth rates over the next decade. (See Careers in Psychology below.)

Scientist-Practitioner Model

I/O psychologists employ a scientist-practitioner approach  to assess individual, group, and organizational dynamics in the workplace. They use research and data to help organizations identify solutions to problems and make positive change improvements. A bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in I/O uniquely prepares students for graduate programs in I/O psychology.

Careers in I/O Psychology

I/O psychologists are prepared for careers as:

  • Selection and Assessment Specialists
  • Succession and Talent Review Specialists
  • Leadership Development Specialists
  • Talent Management Specialists
  • Talent Development Specialists
  • Learning and Development Specialists
  • Employee Engagement Specialists
  • Human Resources Specialists
  • Organization Development Specialists
  • I/O Psychology Consultants
  • Industrial-Organizational Psychologists


(18 credits)