Department of Psychology
Michelle Boyer-Pennington, program coordinator
Industrial/Organizational Psychology deals with a variety of human resource and organizational issues, such as employee selection, training, job analysis, and employee motivation. The major in Industrial/Organizational Psychology is designed to (a) prepare students for entry-level positions in human resource departments of business and industries and (b) provide a background for students wishing to pursue graduate work in psychology, industrial/organizational psychology, or related fields.
The major consists of 22 hours of required psychology foundation courses (which must be completed with a grade of C- or above in each course), 18 hours of required I/O psychology courses (which must be completed with a grade of C- or above in each course), and 6 hours of elective I/O psychology courses selected from a list. A minor in a related field* is required. To meet the General Education Mathematics requirement, Industrial/Organizational Psychology majors must take MATH 1530 , MATH 1710 , MATH 1730 or a math course higher than MATH 1730.
At least 9 semester hours of upper-division level courses and 6 semester hours at any level in the Psychology major must be completed at MTSU.
*NOTE: Recommended minors include Business Administration, Business Law, Management, or Organizational Communication. See advisor for a complete list of approved minors.