The specialty of industrial-organizational psychology (also called I/O psychology) is characterized by the scientific study of human behavior in organizations and the work place. UNI's Certificate of I/O Psychology focuses on deriving principles of individual, group and organizational behavior and applying this knowledge to the solution of problems at work.

Required Coursework


PSYCH 1001 Introduction to Psychology 3
PSYCH 3304/5304 Organizational Psychology 3
PSYCH 3305/5305 Industrial Psychology 3


(select three of the following: 9)

PSYCH 2203 Social Psychology
PSYCH 2301 Applied Psychology
PSYCH 3179 Cooperative Education
PSYCH 3303/5303 Health Psychology
PSYCH 3502/5502 Motivation and Emotion
PSYCH 4604/5604 Principles of Psychometrics *

Communication and Media
COMM 4134/5134 Organizational Cultures and Communication *
COMM 3055 Organizational Communication *
COMM 4155/5155 Organizational Communication Assessment *

Political Science
POL AMER 1048 Current and Emerging Issues in Public Administration
POL AMER 3174 Management of Public Human Resources *
POL AMER 4153/5153 Leadership and Management in Public Service *
POL AMER 4177/5177 Political Psychology

MGMT 3153 Organizational Management *
MGMT 3155 Human Resource Management *
MGMT 3905/5905 Employment and Labor Law *
MGMT 3965/5965 Organizational Behavior *
MGMT 3966/5966 Staffing and Employee Development *

EDLEAD 6245 Leadership for Effective Schools
EDLEAD 7310 Human Resource Administration
EDLEAD 7311 Educational Leadership and Systems Change

Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership
RTNL 2020 Leadership in Leisure, Youth and Human Services
RTNL 3337 Human Resource Development for Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership
RTNL 6202 Social Psychology of Leisure
RTNL 6402 Strategic Program Management
RTNL 6412 Management Issues in Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership

TECH 4187 Applied Industrial Supervision and Management
TECH 3196 Industrial Safety

Total Hours 18

The 6000-level and 7000-level electives are available only to graduate students.

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