The Industrial Organizational Psychology emphasis is built to strengthen your testimony of Jesus Christ and help you get a job or be accepted to graduate school.

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Make the Workplace Human

The Industrial Organizational Psychology emphasis is multidisciplinary. Student take courses from management, communication, health services, statistics, and theatre.

This emphasis prepares you to make recommendations, produce organizational improvements, help manage risk, and increase employee organizational health. Graduates from this degree can be found in academia, corporations, government, non-profit, and consulting firms.

Our alumni are currently working for Amazon, Goldman Sachs, Pepsico, and more. We also have alumni attending graduate schools such as BYU Marriott School, Cornell, and Utah State University.

The IO program at BYUI prepared me more for my job in the corporate world than my masters program. It provided me with essential critical thinking skills as well as the ability to craft a detailed research plan; complete with data and sound scientific practices. The program also expanded my world view and taught me how to listen to different perspectives. It was the best decision I made for my career.

Denver B.,
BYU-I Graduate

Career Path

Graduates with a degree in Psychology have a wide array of rewarding careers before them. Check out some of the top careers students get with this degree or explore more career options in I-Plan.

Highlighted Career Paths

Organizational Psychologist

Organizational psychologists apply psychological principles and research methods to improve the overall work environment, including performance, culture, communication, professional satisfaction, and safety.

Human Resources Professional

Human resources professionals are responsible for recruiting, screening, interviewing, and placing workers. They may also handle employee relations, payroll, benefits, and training.

Talent Management Professional

Talent management professionals lead, develop, and inspire teams of learning and development professionals to help grow the capabilities and careers of team members. They are responsible for leading the talent management strategy and supporting the assessment of organizational needs to improve performance.

Management Consultant

Management consultants assess companies and identify problems, gather information, and implement solutions. Management consultants frequently work in teams, and most work for consulting firms.

IO or Management Professor

IO and management professors prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as organizational effectiveness, organizational culture, principles of marketing, and human resources. They collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues.

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All degree related careers can be found in I-plan, along with related salary information.

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Getting started in this degree

Students will complete 12 credits of major-specific courses which can be found in the course catalog for this degree. To find out if Psychology Industrial Organizational Emphasis is right for you, take the following classes first:


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