What motivates people at work? How do teams collaborate and learn? Organizational psychology explores these questions and more to create and implement strategies that can help build an effective workplace.
Why earn a business psychology degree at SNHU?
Southern New Hampshire University's online Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Industrial Organizational Psychology goes beyond the typical psychology degree online. It explores how human behavior relates to organizational goals, whether for recruitment and selection or training and development.
Earn a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Industrial Organizational Psychology, a degree that will help you pursue a job market that's always in demand. This business psychology degree provides a unique blend of psychology and business courses to help you develop skills to solve individual, group and organizational problems and to influence organizational change.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of enrolling in our online business psychology degree include:
As one of very few business-oriented online industrial organizational psychology programs in the nation, this degree can open doors to a variety of career opportunities. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, careers that rely on industrial and organizational psychology continue to increase: Through 2026, projections show 11% growth for training and development managers.*
By earning a business psychology degree online, you'll build a solid foundation that will prepare you to improve organizational performance and productivity. Along with gaining a strong business foundation in marketing, accounting and finance, you'll learn the key concepts of psychology, including scientific investigation, motivation, personality, intelligence, behavioral deviation, perception, learning and development. Courses are taught by instructors with professional credentials and experience in related fields.
SNHU's bachelor's in industrial organizational psychology program includes:
General Education Program
Our programs are designed to equip you with the skills and insights you need to move forward. In recent years, employers have stressed the need for graduates with higher order skills - the skills that go beyond technical knowledge - such as:
All undergraduate students are required to take general education classes. Through foundation, exploration and integration courses, students learn to think critically, creatively and collaboratively, giving you the edge employers are looking for.
Business Core Program
Programs in the School of Business require learners to complete the business core program, which includes a variety of business-specific courses. This program focuses on 10 core competencies to prepare you for success wherever you go.
This course provides students an introduction to the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. Students prepare for more advanced concepts in upper-level Psychology courses by learning the basics of how to evaluate research and exploring various areas of specialization within the discipline.
Social psychology is an interesting, dynamic study of how people's thoughts, feelings and actions are affected by others. Issues discussed include prejudice, conformity, interpersonal attraction and violence. The scientific methods of studying such phenomena are emphasized.
Industrial/Organizational Psychology is an applied field in psychology focused to improve the effectiveness of the workplace through research, assessment and interventions allowing for enhancement of the office climate, improvement of group and individual performance and overall organizational goals. I/O psychologists work in a wide variety of organizational settings including human resource agencies, professional administration, marketing, consulting, training and development, and university teaching.
Cognitive psychology focuses on mental processes; we explore research and theory relating to memory, thinking, problem-solving, and language. Applied topics will include learning skills to help improve memory, accommodating memory/language disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease and dyslexia, and understanding how brain scanning techniques can be used to understand memory.
This course examines psychological issues in various cultural contexts and explores how ethnic and cultural backgrounds influence patterns of human thought and behavior. The course includes a focus on the psychological dynamics involved in the formation and reduction of prejudices, discrimination, and stereotyping.
Total Credits: 120
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer financial aid packages to those who qualify, plus a 30% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.
*Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed annually.
No Application Fee, $150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)
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