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Bachelor of Science in Industrial-Organizational Psychology​ Degree

4 years

Approximate Program Length


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Cost per Credit

Online & campus


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Register by: Apr 6, 2022

Be part of supporting a healthy workplace culture. Our Bachelor of Science in Industrial-Organizational Psychology degree equips you with the skills to promote employee well-being and influence performance. Courses for this program are aligned to the education standards set by the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology (SIOP).

  • Ethical and Social Responsibility

  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology

  • Psychology

  • Scientific Inquiry

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A degree built around the skills employers want

We know what skills employers want because we did our homework.

We worked with labor market researchers to align in-demand skills with our program to ensure you have the opportunity to learn and demonstrate them in your coursework.

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Your academic counselor will help schedule your courses for a Bachelor of Science in Industrial-Organizational Psychology.

If you are located in Phoenix, this program may be offered as Blended. This means you’ll start at the Phoenix campus* to complete your general education courses, and then transition to online learning for your core program courses.

*During COVID-19, while campus is temporarily closed, your campus classes will be held virtually so you can get face-to-face learning at home.

What you'll learn

When you earn your online bachelor’s of science in industrial-organizational psychology you’ll be equipped with a concrete set of skills you can apply on the job.

You’ll learn :

  • Integrate industrial/organizational psychological principles in human work performance and interactions 

  • Evaluate the implications of psychological research on the human experience 

  • Evaluate considerations related to ethics and diversity  

  •  Synthesize appropriate personal and professional communication in psychology

Program Purpose Statement

The Bachelor of Science in Industrial-Organizational Psychology provides a foundation in psychology and its relevance and application to industry and organizational settings. This program does not lead to professional certification or licensure as a psychologist, counselor, or other mental health practitioner.

Careers & Outcomes

What can you do with a bachelor’s in industrial organizational psychology?

A BSIOP can prepare you to be a: 

  • Training and Development Specialist
  • Human Resources Specialist 
  • Program Manager
  • Employee Development Specialist
  • Personnel Analyst


11 %

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, projected job growth for training and development specialists is much faster than average between 2020 and 2030. This program does not lead to professional certification or licensure as a psychologist, counselor, or other mental health practitioner.


Paying for school

Keep the same fixed, affordable tuition from start to finish of your degree program, even if it takes longer than you planned. That’s our promise: no matter what surprises life brings, you can count on us.

Up to $1 million a month in available scholarships

Our scholarships aren’t just for the chosen few. We’ll help you understand which scholarships you may qualify for, worth up to $3,000.


Our enrollment representatives provide personal support while you make an informed choice about going back to school.  Reach us by phone at 844-937-8679 or chat with us 7 days a week

Accreditation & Faculty

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Institutional accreditation

University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), Since 1978, University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and its predecessor.

Real-world faculty


Average years of industry experience



85 %

Of surveyed students would recommend their instructors


Frequently asked questions about the Bachelor of Science in Industrial-Organizational Psychology​ degree

People who work in industrial organizational psychology support healthy organizational cultures. While earning your industrial-organizational psychology degree online, you’ll study human behaviors to positively impact employee performance, improve well-being and help align employees and organizational goals.

Industrial-organizational psychology principles can be applied to a variety of careers, including those in sales, management, marketing, administration and human resources.

Yes, human resources positions are a common career outcome with an industrial-organizational psychology degree. Typically, these positions require you to assess organizational talent, leadership and culture while understanding group dynamics such as power, perception, decision-making and diversity and inclusion.

Our online industrial-organizational psychology degree is designed specifically so that working professionals like you can earn it without leaving your current role. The degree helps you build a strong foundation in industrial organizational psychology while teaching the leadership skills to help prepare you for a career in the field. You’ll learn from faculty who are currently working in the public sector, and you’ll be able to join our large alumni network. Additionally, Career Services for Life™ help students in their current position and prepare them for career enhancement with career planning, resumé help and more.