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Online Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a concentration in Industrial and Organizational Psychology

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Total Credit Hours
120

Cost Per Credit Hour
$291

Total Credit Hours
120

Cost Per Credit Hour
$291

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LSU Alexandria

Start supporting healthy and productive work environments with LSU Alexandria's online Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a concentration in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. This 100% online program explores the behavior of individuals in business and organizational settings, through a robust curriculum that combines interdisciplinary studies, psychology methods, and business processes. Students of the program will focus on the many business functions that benefit from a psychological perspective such as motivating talent, developing leadership skills, and accessing departments to improve its overall effectiveness. Additionally, LSUA's online programs provide you the opportunity to synchronously interact with instructors (in real-time) via video conferencing and other technologies in a flexible format that fits your busy schedule. These sessions also allow engagement with course content and build a community among our online students. Graduates are equipped for a wide range of careers including marketing, management, human resources, and sales, as well as the option to pursue a graduate program.


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Job Outlook

The industry’s demand for industrial/organizational psychologists is expected to grow 8% from 2018 to 2028 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics.

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Affordability

The Online BS in Psychology with a concentration in Industrial and Organization Psychology ranked #2 in the 2020 Most Affordable Online Psychology Degree Programs by EduRef.net.

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Receive world-class customer service through a personal coach from application to graduation.

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LSUA ranked #3 on Best-Universities.net's list of the Most Affordable Online Bachelor's Degrees for 2022.


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Cost

The final cost of this program will be determined once all transfer credits are evaluated. For this program, you are able to transfer up to 90 credits. LSU Online offers financial aid to those who qualify. Learn more.

Total credit hours: 120 credit hours

Cost per credit hour: $291

Total cost with fees, and the maximum amount of credits allowed to transfer into the program: $8,730

Total cost with fees, no transfer credits and no financial aid: $34,920

Cost per credit hour and fees are subject to change. Exact fees may vary by program. Please consult an Enrollment Coach for the final program cost.

Course Listings

General Education Credit Hours
ENGL 1001 English Composition 3
ENGL 1002 English Composition II 3
General Education Social Science 6
MATH 1021 College Algebra  3
General Education Mathematics 3
General Education Biology 3
General Education Natural Sciences 6
General Education Communication Studies 3
General Education Humanities 6
General Education History 3
Total Required Credit Hours 39

 

Core Major Courses Credit Hours
PSYC 2000 Introduction to Psychology 3
PSYC 3001 Cultural Diversity 3
PSYC 3800 Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues in Psychology 3
PSYC 4082 Introduction to Abnormal Psychology 3
PSYC 4900 Senior Seminar Psychology 3
PSYC 3030, 4030, or 4036 3
PSYC 2525 Statistics for Behavioral and Social Sciences 4
PSYC 3017 Research Methodology 3
PSYC 4017 3
PSYC 2070, 2076, or 2078 3
Total Required Credit Hours 31

 

Concentration Courses Credit Hours
PSYC 4050 The Psychology of Work: Industrial & Organizational Psychology 3
MGMT 3200 Principles of Management 3
12 credits from the following:
PSYC 3081 Personality Psychology 3
PSYC 4020 Tests and Measurement 3
PSYC 4030 Psychology of Judgement and Decision Making 3
MGMT 3320 Human Resource Management 3
MGMT 4620 Human Behavior in Organizations 3
MGMT 4322 Employee Selection and Placement 3
Total Required Credit Hours 18

 

Additional Requirements Credit Hours
English Literature Elective or ENGL 3002 Technical Writing 3
Humanities Electives 6
Natural Science Lab Electives 2
Optional Minor or Free Electives 21
Total Required Credit Hours 32

 

Admission Requirements

For university acceptance, first-time freshman must meet the following criteria:

  • Complete high school Core curriculum for college readiness in place at time of high school graduation
  • Not be required to take more than one developmental course
  • Have a high school grade point average of at least 2.0
  • Meet one of the following:
    • Have an ACT composite of 20 or higher
    • Have a high school Core grade point average of at least 2.0

 

Transfer students to LSUA must meet one of the following sets of criteria:

  • Have earned a transferable associate degree or higher
  • Have earned at least 18 hours of college-level credit, including a college-level English and college-level mathematics course, with a grade of “C” or higher in each, and an overall GPA of at least 2.0
  • Have earned at least 12 hours of college-level credit from LSUE or CLTCC Bridge Program, including a college-level English and college-level mathematics course, with a grade of “C” or higher in each, and an overall GPA of at least 2.0.
  • If the above are not met, meet freshman admission requirements and be in good standing with their previous institution

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What Will I Learn?

Students who graduate with an online psychology degree with a concentration in industrial and organizational psychology will acquire the skills and knowledge to understand psychology as it relates to business and organizational settings.

Student learning outcomes:

  • Graduates will demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings and historical trends in psychology.
  • Graduates will demonstrate familiarity with the basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis, and interpretation of results.
  • Graduates will demonstrate familiarity with the basic ethical and professional knowledge in psychology.

Why Choose This Program?

Why choose LSUA’s online Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a concentration in Industrial and Organizational Psychology?

Psychology is a versatile field, and graduates with a psychology degree can tailor their careers to their specific goals and desires. The online psychology - industrial and organizational psychology program from LSUA equips students to be able to navigate through businesses and organizations with a psychological perspective. The degree is affordable, convenient, and 100% online. Graduates of this program can find entry-level careers in many industries or pursue advanced education.