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Psychology Concentration: Industrial-Organizational Psychology
Degree Requirements

As an alternative to the General Psychology curriculum, psychology majors may elect to pursue a concentration in Psychology of Work. The Psychology of Work Concentration is designed to help prepare students planning to enter organizations where knowledge of Industrial-Organizational psychology is useful (e.g., personnel, organizational research, consumer psychology) or students who wish to attend graduate school in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Students will learn how to apply the psychological principles in the workplace that enable them to recruit, hire, train, appraise, lead, and motivate employees as well as how to work within and facilitate groups and teams.

See requirements for students who enrolled at Eastern in Fall 2010 or later
See requirements for students who enrolled at Eastern in or after Fall 2008, but before Fall 2010
See requirements for students who enrolled at Eastern in or after Fall 2007, but before Fall 2008
See requirements for students who enrolled at Eastern in or after Fall 2004, but before Fall 2007

Students who enrolled at Eastern in Fall 2010 or later 

The minimum 46 hours of course work in psychology (exclusive of PSY 100) completed by students following the Industrial-Organizational Psychology curriculum must satisfy the course requirements listed below. All courses are 3 credits unless otherwise specified.

Recommended course to meet LAC
BIO 202/203 Human Biology (Lecture/Lab)
Courses Required of All Psychology Majors
Students should follow this course sequence
PSY 101 Introduction to the Major (1 credit)
PSY 227 Behavioral Science Statistics (4 credits, C or better required)
PSY 247 Research Methods I (4 credits, C or better required)
PSY 327 Research Methods II (4 credits, C or better required)
PSY 419 History and Systems
PSY 409 Current Research in Psychology
Required Course
Students must complete one required course:
PSY 303 Industrial-Organizational Psychology
Developmental Courses
Students must complete one course from the following list
PSY 208 Psychology of Adolescence
PSY 210 Psychology of Adult Development
Learning and Cognition
Students must complete one course from the following list
PSY 205 Learning
PSY 306 Cognitive Psychology
Individual Differences
Students must complete one course from the following list
PSY 202 Social Psychology
PSY 320 Personality Theories
PSY 410 Psychological Tests & Measures
Biological Bases of Behavior
Students must complete one course from the following list
PSY 318 Sensation and Perception
PSY 418 Physiological Psychology
PSY 430 Human Neuropsychology
Specialized Courses
Students must complete two courses from the following list
PSY 203 Groups & Teams
PSY 304 Job Satisfaction & Motivation
PSY 305 Leadership
PSY 403 Diversity at Work
PSY 404 Measuring Work Behavior
Advanced Courses
Students must complete two courses from the following list
PSY 301 Abnormal Psychology
PSY 325 Health Psychology
PSY 421 Culture & Psychology
PSY 460 Special Topic Seminar
PSY 496 Field Experience/Internship (Group)
or
PSY 497 Field Experience/Internship (Individualized)

Students who enrolled at Eastern in or after Fall 2008, but before Fall 2010 

The minimum 39 hours of coursework in Psychology (exclusive of PSY 100) completed by students following the Concentration in Psychology of Work must satisfy the course requirements listed below. All courses are 3 credits unless otherwise specified.

Courses Required of All Psychology Majors
Students should follow this course sequence
PSY 101 Introduction to the Major (1 credit)
PSY 227 Behavioral Science Statistics (4 credits, C or better required)
PSY 217 Research Methods I (C or better required)
* This course is now PSY 247, and is 4 credits *
PSY 327 Research Methods II (4 credits, C or better required)
PSY 419 History and Systems (C or better required)
PSY 409 Current Research in Psychology
Courses Required for this Concentration
PSY 202 Social Psychology
PSY 303 Industrial and Organizational Psychology
PSY 410 Psychological Tests and Measurements
Specialized Courses
Students must complete three courses from the following list:
PSY 203 Groups and Teams
PSY 304 Job Satisfaction / Motivation
PSY 305 Leadership in Organizations
PSY 320 Theories of Personality
PSY 403 Seminar in Diversity at Work
PSY 404 Measuring Work Behavior
PSY 460 Seminar in Psychology
or
PSY 480 Independent Study
or
PSY 496 Psychology Field Experience
or
PSY 497 Psychology Field Experience: Individualized
Elective: 3 credits
Please select any ONE psychology course as an elective

Students who enrolled at Eastern in or after Fall 2007, but before Fall 2008 

The minimum 35 hours of coursework in Psychology (exclusive of PSY 100) completed by students following the Concentration in Psychology of Work must satisfy the course requirements listed below. All courses are 3 credits unless otherwise specified.

Courses Required of All Psychology Majors
Students should follow this course sequence
PSY 227 Behavioral Science Statistics (4 credits, C or better required)
PSY 217 Research Methods I (C or better required)
* This course is now PSY 247, and is 4 credits *
PSY 327 Research Methods II (4 credits, C or better required)
PSY 419 History and Systems (C or better required)
Courses Required for this Concentration
PSY 202 Social Psychology
PSY 303 Industrial and Organizational Psychology
PSY 410 Psychological Tests and Measurements
Specialized Courses
Students must complete three courses from the following list:
PSY 203 Groups and Teams
PSY 304 Job Satisfaction / Motivation
PSY 305 Leadership in Organizations
PSY 320 Theories of Personality
PSY 403 Seminar in Diversity at Work
PSY 404 Measuring Work Behavior
PSY 460 Seminar in Psychology
or
PSY 480 Independent Study
or
PSY 496 Psychology Field Experience
or
PSY 497 Psychology Field Experience: Individualized
Elective: 3 credits
Please select any ONE psychology course as an elective

Students who enrolled at Eastern in or after Fall 2004, but before Fall 2007 

The minimum 35 hours of coursework in Psychology (exclusive of PSY 100) completed by students following the Concentration in Psychology of Work must satisfy the course requirements listed below. All courses are 3 credits unless otherwise specified.

Courses Required of All Psychology Majors
Students should follow this course sequence
PSY 227 Behavioral Science Statistics (4 credits, C or better required)
PSY 217 Research Methods I (C or better required)
* This course is now PSY 247, and is 4 credits *
PSY 327 Research Methods II (4 credits, C or better required)
PSY 419 History and Systems (C or better required)
Courses Required for this Concentration
PSY 202 Social Psychology
PSY 303 Industrial and Organizational Psychology
PSY 410 Psychological Tests and Measurements
Specialized Courses
Students must complete three courses from the following list:
PSY 203 Groups and Teams
PSY 304 Job Satisfaction / Motivation
PSY 305 Leadership in Organizations
PSY 308 Psychology of Social Change
PSY 320 Theories of Personality
PSY 403 Seminar in Diversity at Work
PSY 404 Measuring Work Behavior
PSY 460 Seminar in Psychology
or
PSY 480 Independent Study
or
PSY 496 Psychology Field Experience
or
PSY 497 Psychology Field Experience: Individualized
Elective: 3 credits
Please select any ONE psychology course as an elective

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