Skip to content
Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences

Degree Requirements

Industrial/Organizational Psychology Concentration Requirements

Students who study full-time can complete their degree in two years.

Required Courses (30 credits; 3 credits each)

  • The Biological Basis of Behavior (APPL 601)
  • Learning and Cognition (APPL 603)
  • Intermediate Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (APPL 631)*
  • Research Methods (APPL 632)*
  • Organizational Psychology (APPL 641)
  • Motivation, Satisfaction and Leadership (APPL 642)
  • Personnel Psychology (APPL 644)
  • Personnel Assessment (APPL 645)
  • Job Analysis (APPL 651)
  • Practical Applications in I/O Psychology (APPL 655)

*APPL 631 and APPL 632 should be taken sequentially during your first two semesters of the program.

Electives (12 credits)
Choose four of the following:

  • Employment Law in Human Resource Management (APPL 646)
  • Training and Organizational Development (APPL 647)
  • Special Topics: Industrial/Organizational Psychology (APPL 649)
  • Work Groups in Organizations (APPL 650)
  • Consulting Skills (APPL 653)
  • Survey Development and Implementation (APPL 654)
  • Personality at Work (APPL 657)
  • Change Management (APPL 658)
  • Cross-Cultural Organizational Psychology (APPL 659)
  • Practicum in Industrial Organizational Psychology (APPL 707; 1-4 credits)

Electives can also include APPL 789: Research Proposal Development and APPL 799: Thesis in Applied Psychology, through which a thesis can be completed. Other electives are also available through the UB/Towson MBA program.