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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

Subject Course Title  
BIO 202/203 Human Biology (Lecture/Lab)  
Courses Required of All Psychology Majors
Students should follow this course sequence
Subject Course Title  
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:
Subject Course Title  
PSY 303 Industrial-Organizational Psychology  
Developmental Courses
Students must complete one course from the following list
Subject Course Title  
PSY 208 Psychology of Adolescence  
PSY 210 Psychology of Adult Development  
Learning and Cognition
Students must complete one course from the following list
Subject Course Title  
PSY 205 Learning  
PSY 306 Cognitive Psychology  
Individual Differences
Students must complete one course from the following list
Subject Course Title  
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
Subject Course Title  
PSY 318 Sensation and Perception  
PSY 418 Physiological Psychology  
PSY 430 Human Neuropsychology  
Specialized Courses
Students must complete two courses from the following list
Subject Course Title  
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 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
Subject Course Title  
PSY 101 Introduction to the Major (1 credit)  
PSY 227 Bahavioral 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 402 Current Research in Child Psychology  
    or  
PSY 409 Current Research in Psychology  
Courses Required for this Concentration
Subject Course Title  
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:
Subject Course Title  
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
Subject Course Title  
PSY 227 Bahavioral 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
Subject Course Title  
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:
Subject Course Title  
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
Subject Course Title  
PSY 227 Bahavioral 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
Subject Course Title  
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:
Subject Course Title  
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