Online Bachelor's Degree
The Organizational Psychology (OPSY) degree will equip students to apply psychology in the workplace to enhance employee performance. As an applied psychology degree integrating scientific study from both the behavioral sciences and business, this major provides students the exposure, experience, and expertise that will give them a distinct advantage in the marketplace. Individuals desiring a career in management, human resources, consulting, or training and development would be particularly interested in this major.
This program is appropriate for anyone wanting to:
- Help employers better engage their workforce and create an environment where people thrive professionally.
- Help make jobs more interesting and satisfying.
- Help workers and organizations be more productive.
Organizational Psychology Program Learning Outcomes
- Research Design: Design organizational assessment instruments for groups and/or individuals, gathering and analyzing data, reporting results, and proposing interventions.
- Critical Communication: Defend research conclusions by producing well-organized, written, and oral presentations that demonstrate critical reflection.
- Christian World-view: Debate how a Christian world-view integrates with the scientific study of Organizational Psychology in an ethical and socio-culturally responsible manner.
- Theoretical Analysis: Examine major concepts, theoretical perspectives, and current trends in Organizational Psychology.
- Core Competencies: Explain the Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology’s core competencies for graduate programs.
General Education Requirements
Students who have not completed an ADT, DTA, CSU GE or IGETC take the following general education requirements:
|ART 311||Art History I||3|
|or ART 312||Art History II|
|ATHL 202||History and Literature of the New Testament||3|
|ENG 201||Themes in Literature||3|
|HST 201||Western Civilization I: Beginning to 1648||3|
|or HST 202||Western Civilization II: 1500 to the Present|
|Writing & Communication|
|COM 111||Public Speaking *||3|
|WRT 102||Writing and Research||3|
|Science & Mathematics|
|BIO 101||Principles of Biology||4|
|CHE 101||Introduction to Chemistry *||4|
|MTH 201||Principles of Mathematics||3|
|or MTH 265||Introduction to Statistics|
|Humanities & Theology|
|AENG 203||Modern Film||3|
|ATHL 201||History and Literature of the Old Testament||3|
|ATHL 205||Christianity and Contemporary Culture **||3|
|MUS 112||Music in the Liberal Arts||3|
|SPA 101||Spanish I||4|
|or SPA 102||Spanish II|
|History & Social Science|
|HST 226||United States History||3|
|PSY 101||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|Personal Wellness & Life Skills|
|FIN 211||Personal Finance||3|
Not available online at CUI. For California community college options, see the Articulation Agreements.
Students who have completed an ADT, DTA, CSU GE, or IGETC take the following general education requirements:
|ATHL 205||Christianity and Contemporary Culture **||3|
|Choose 1 of the following courses:||3|
|History and Literature of the New Testament||3|
|History and Literature of the Old Testament||3|
ATHL 473 fulfills the ATHL 205 requirement for students in Christ College majors.
|IOP 308||Human Resource Strategies and Applications||3|
|IOP 311||Writing in the Workplace||3|
|IOP 327||Organizational Behavior||3|
|IOP 345||Social Psychology||3|
|IOP 381||Methods of Research and Statistical Analysis||3|
|IOP 411||Employee Motivation and Attitude Theory||3|
|IOP 415||Organizational Consulting||3|
|IOP 421||Measurement Of Human Performance||3|
|IOP 431||Training and Talent Development||3|
|IOP 483||Business Ethics||3|
|IOP 490||Organization Development and Change Theory||3|
|IOP 491||Industrial-Organizational Professional Development Seminar I||3|
|IOP 492||Industrial-Organizational Professional Development Seminar II||3|
Program Prerequisite Course Requirements
|APSY 201||Psychology (or similar introductory general psychology course)||3|
|ACCM 100||Competence and Character Model for Personal and Professional Growth||3|
Note: Prerequisites may be taken concurrently with program director's approval.
Application and Admission Information
Completion of the Online Bachelor's Degree (OBD) application process and submission of all necessary and required documents will complete the file. Following file completion, the application information will be reviewed and a decision issued regarding acceptance.
A completed file will consist of:
- Online application including application fee (see Tuition and Fees).
- Official transcripts sent from all high schools (including proof of graduation) and colleges/universities attended.
- Statement of Intent.
- Proof of a grade point average (GPA) of 2.4 (on a 4.0 scale) is required.
Documented proof of earning an Associate of Arts degree, IGETC (Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum), or California State University (CSU) certification prior to entering the Online Bachelor's Degree (OBD).
Students with 45 transferable units or more are able to take general education courses concurrently with their major.
Students with less than 45 accredited transferable units are eligible for candidate status (provisional acceptance) within a chosen OBD major and can begin taking online general education (GE) courses. Once 45 units are obtained, students can begin taking GE and major courses concurrently.
Admissions Appeal Process
A student who has applied and been denied admission has a right to appeal the decision within seven days of receiving notification of admission denial. The appeal must be made in writing to the dean of the appropriate school and include a rationale for reconsideration. Within seven days of receipt of the letter, the dean will convene an appeals committee consisting of one member appointed by the dean and one member appointed by the Office of the Provost.
The student will be informed of the date and time of the meeting and be instructed to bring any documentation pertinent to the appeal. At the meeting the chair will cite the reason(s) for the denial of admission and the student will be given the opportunity to explain the basis of their appeal. After discussion, the student will be excused and the committee will render a decision. The student will be informed of the decision in writing within three days. This decision will be considered final.
Transfer units can help OBD students fulfill their General Education (GE) and elective units. Transfer criteria can be found here.