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Industrial/Organizational Psychology, or the science of behavior in the workplace, represents the intersection of psychology and business. Industrial/Organizational psychologists assess human behavior for the purposes of improving employee work satisfaction, employers’ ability to recruit and promote the best people, and the overall workplace environment for everyone.

Emmanuel’s minor in I/O Psychology is an ideal complement to majors in business or psychology, or if you are interested in the human resources field as a whole.

The Curriculum

View the 2023-2024 Academic Catalog to find course titles, numbers and descriptions.

Required Courses:

  • PSYCH1501 General Psychology (SA)(SS)
  • MGMT2307 Organizational Behavior (SA)(SS)(DM)
  • PSYCH2801 Methods & Statistics I (QA)(QR) OR MGMT2110 Introduction to Business

 Select at least ONE of the following:

  • PSYCH2203 Social Psychology (SA)(SS)
  • MGMT2110 Leadership: Person and Process (SA)(SS)

Select at least ONE of the following:

  • PSYCH2210 Race, Gender, and Sexuality (SA)(SS)(DM)
  • PSYCH3211 Theory of Personalities 
  • MGMT2200 Principles of Marketing 
  • MGMT2202 International Management (SA)
  • MGMT2207 Human Resource Management 
  • ECON2113/POLSC2409 Politics of International Economic Relations (SS)

The learning goals for all programs under the Psychology & Neuroscience department are as follows:

  1. Knowledge & Critical Engagement in Psychology: Learning goal involves the major concepts, theoretical perspectives (biological, behavioral, cognitive, developmental, and social), empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology, as well as the APA Code of Ethics.
  2. Research Methods in Psychology: Learning goal focuses on research design, sampling, data collection, analysis, and interpretation.
  3. Information and Technological Literacy: Learning goal focuses on the use of information and technology for many purposes relevant to the field of Psychology.
  4. Communication Skills: Learning goal emphasizes written and oral communication in a variety of formats for educational and professional purposes.
  5. Personal and Professional Development: Learning objective involves the linkages between personal and professional values, knowledge and skills, and academic and career goals.