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Industrial Organizational Psychology Concentration/Certificate

Career-oriented and Passion-driven.

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Concentration/Certificate list of courses:
  • IOP 649 Applications and Issues in I/O
  • IOP 622 Leadership
  • IOP 710/IOP 701 Research Methods
  • IOP 633 Organizational Theory and Behavior
Career Outlook:
The U.S. Department of Labor's Outlook Occupational Handbook projects employment of industrial-organizational psychologists to grow from 2006 to 2016 by roughly 21%, beating projections of 15% for psychology professionals in general during the same time period. The Handbook states that U.S. businesses will require the services of I/O psychology professionals to increase worker productivity and retention rates, and help companies deal with diversity and anti-discrimination issues.
Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply the principles of psychology to organizational and leadership challenges
  • Utilize psychology methods for issues of critical relevance to business, including talent management, coaching, assessment, selection, training, organizational development, performance, and work-life balance
  • Address complex issues brought forth by the current multi-generational workforce
Career Focus:
Professional careers in Industrial/Organizational Psychology include (but aren’t limited to):
  • Professional Development
  • Talent Management Specialist/Manager
  • Test & Measurement Specialist
  • Organizational Effectiveness Director