Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Industrial and Organizational Psychology Concentration

Requirements (68-70 units)

Total units required for graduation: 180

As prerequisites for acceptance into the B.A. in Psychology with a concentration in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, students must complete the following as a "Pre-psychology major." Upon completion of the requirements, student's major will be changed automatically from "Pre-psychology" to "Psychology" status. Following formal entrance to the psychology major, students may proceed with PSYC 311 and 400-level courses. Students enrolled in their pre-psychology course in statistics (e.g. PSYC 210) will be allowed to enroll in PSYC 311 for the following quarter with the understanding that all pre-psychology requirements will be completed successfully. Prior to completing the prerequisites, students who have completed PSYC 100 may proceed with upper division major requirements with the exception of PSYC 311 and the upper division seminars and laboratories.

Requirements to enter the B.A. in Psychology

General Education Basic Skills in English (A1) (4)
One of the following:4
Stretch Composition III
Stretch Composition III for Multilingual Students
Accelerated Stretch Composition II
Accelerated Stretch Composition II for Multilingual Students
Advanced First-Year Composition
General Education Basic Skills in Mathematics (A3) (14)
One of the following:4
College Algebra
The Ideas of Mathematics
Pre-Calculus Mathematics
Methods of Calculus
Basic Concepts of Calculus
PSYC 100Introduction to Psychology (or its equivalent; also satisfies General Education category D4)4
PSYC 101Psychology as a Major1
PSYC 210Psychological Statistics5

Students may earn no grade lower than a “C” (2.0) in each of these courses.  In addition, students must have a GPA of 2.5 in the Pre-psychology major and an overall University GPA of 2.25.

Students are encouraged to petition for the "Pre-psychology major" and to complete PSYC 101 early in the curriculum.

Requirements for the B.A. in Psychology - Industrial and Organizational Psychology Concentration (Program Code: PYIO)

PSYC 100Introduction to Psychology4
PSYC 101Psychology as a Major1
PSYC 210Psychological Statistics5
PSYC 302Management and Organizational Behavior4
or MGMT 302 Management and Organizational Behavior
PSYC 310Applied Research Methods4
PSYC 311Introduction to Experimental Psychology6
PSYC 355Industrial Psychology4
PSYC 377Tests and Measurements4
PSYC 428Advanced Seminar in Psychology: Industrial and Organizational4-6
or PSYC 438 Experimental Psychology: Industrial and Organizational
PSYC 575Internship in Psychology4
or PSYC 595D Independent Study
Eight units chosen from:8
Developmental Psychology *
Introduction to Child Development *
Psychology of Social Behavior
Abnormal Psychology
Twelve units chosen from:12
History and Systems of Psychology
Cognitive Psychology
Learning and Motivation
Biological Psychology
A minimum of eight units chosen from:8
Stereotyping, Prejudice and Discrimination
Psychology of Social Behavior
Advanced Psychological Statistics
Work, Retirement and Leisure
Work, Retirement and Leisure
Seminar in Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Current Professional Issues
Seminar in Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Organizational Leadership
Seminar in Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Ethical Issues in Organizations
Seminar in Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Diversity in Organizations
Seminar in Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Legal Issues for Organizational Professionals
Total Units68-70

*Note: Students may apply only one of these courses.