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Bachelor of Science in Industrial-Organizational Psychology​ Degree


Bachelor of Science in Industrial-Organizational Psychology​ Degree

Bachelor's degree

4 years

Approximate Program Length


Total Credits


Cost per Credit

Online & campus


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Register by: May 10, 2023

Be part of supporting a healthy workplace culture. Our Bachelor of Science in Industrial-Organizational Psychology degree equips you with 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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Earn skills course by course

Learning shouldn’t take years to put into practice. That’s why we’re empowering you to build career-relevant skills with every five- to six-week course.

We’ve worked with labor market researchers like Lightcast to find in-demand skills for occupations and mapped those to our related bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. Showcase new skills in weeks – not years – as you pursue your degree.

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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.

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 :

  • Apply Industrial/Organizational psychological principles in managing human work performance and interaction
  • Develop a working a knowledge of Psychology's content domains and their application.
  • Apply scientific reasoning to psychological research of the human experience.
  • Integrate diversity and ethical considerations to psychological practices.

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

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


According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, projected job growth for training and development specialists is much faster than average between 2021 and 2031. This program does not lead to professional certification or licensure as a psychologist, counselor, or other mental health practitioner.

BLS projections are not specific to University of Phoenix students or graduates.



Paying for school

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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.

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Accreditation & Faculty

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.

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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 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.

*While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projections are not specific to University of Phoenix students or graduates.