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2016-2017 Governors State University Academic Catalog 
2016-2017 Governors State University Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology, B.A. with a Concentration in Industrial/Organizational Psychology

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Effective Spring 2017 - This concentration is not accepting any new students. The Psychology, B.A. , Psychology, B.A. with a Concentration in Forensic Psychology Psychology, B.A. with a Concentration in Mindfulness Studies , and  Psychology, B.A. with a Concentration in Pre-Clinical Psychology  are open for enrollment. Additionally, students interested in this area, regardless of the degree program, may wish to pursue the Industrial/Organizational Psychology Minor .  

Current students, please refer to the FAQ web page linked here to learn about the “teach out” process. Please meet with your Academic Advisor regarding your current Study Plan.

Students with an interest in the area of industrial/organizational psychology may pursue the undergraduate major in Psychology with a concentration in industrial/organizational (I/O) psychology through the College of Education . The I/O concentration adds a focus upon the application of psychological principles in business settings. Graduates are prepared for employment in a variety of workplaces as well as for graduate study in I/O psychology. The curriculum is aligned with the 2013 American Psychological Association’s undergraduate psychology learning goals and provides many opportunities to gain the knowledge base, methods, values, skills, and applications in psychology; technological literacy; communication skills; socio-cultural and international awareness; and personal and professional growth.


Undergraduate students who expect to do graduate study in psychology should, with the assistance of their advisor, carefully select the courses that will qualify them for admission to a graduate program. Graduate programs commonly require 24 to 30 hours in undergraduate psychology, including statistics, research methodology, cognitive/learning, developmental psychology, personality theory, experimental psychology, social psychology, and abnormal psychology.

Special Admissions Requirements

In addition to meeting the university admission requirements, applicants must either have a cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0 or higher or their G.P.A. for their last 60 hours must be a 2.0 or higher for admission to the program. Under special circumstances, consideration on a case-by-case basis will be made.

Degree Requirements

Students must meet all university requirements for a bachelor’s degree and participate in outcome assessment activities as requested upon admittance to the program, periodically during the program, and upon graduating from the program. Students must have a grade of “C” or higher in required core and selective courses.

General Education Requirement (37 Hours)

These three courses are required for the major. If alternative courses are used to meet the social science and math requirements, these three courses will become part of the required course list.

Cognitive/Behavioral Psychology

Select one* of the following:

Biological Psychology

Select one* of the following:

Electives (31* Hours)

* Must include a minimum of 9-12 credit-hours of courses offered at the 3000-4000 level.

Total - 120 Hours

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