Bachelor’s in Organizational Psychology Curriculum

Impact businesses from the bottom line up

Understanding the human mind and how it works is an invaluable skill — especially in the business world. Having a comprehensive understanding of human behavior in work settings and knowing how to enhance performance can make a major difference in the success of any organization.

Rider’s online organizational psychology degree is focused on the key concepts of management and psychology, and what makes employees and workplaces function at their best. And by offering two different degree paths, we’ve given you the opportunity to customize your learning to fit your goals.

Rider University’s online Bachelor’s in Organizational Psychology Curriculum

Because Rider’s online degree in organizational psychology offers two distinct and unique degree paths, the curriculum varies for each. Both consist of 121 credit hours (with up to 90 credits being transferable from a combination of two- and four-year institutions), which can be completed online in fewer than two years with transfer credits. Your programs of study will vary depending upon your academic background and completed coursework.

Online organizational psychology courses for both degree paths are led by a distinguished faculty of experts from a variety of backgrounds. They’re committed to supporting you in every way possible — which starts with being available and eager to help. Their dedication can help you succeed in your classes. Their breadth of experience can help you succeed in your career.

Course Requirements

Rider University’s online degree in organizational psychology requires the completion of 121 credit hours. Of the 121 total credits, 36 must be from upper-level courses, either within the major or any electives. Courses of study vary depending on which degree path you choose: BA or BSBA.

Major Requirements - Required Courses

BA track: 22 credit hours

BSBA track: 19 credit hours

*Students may choose PSY 210 or MGT 201 for the BA track

**MGT 201 is a requirement in the Business core for the BSBA track

PSY 100 Introduction To Psychology 3 Credits
PSY 105 Introduction to Research in Psychology 3 Credits
PSY 210 Organizational Psychology 3 Credits
MGT 201 Fundamentals of Management & Organizational Behavior 3 Credits
PSY 240 Social Psychology 3 Credits
MGT 310 Introduction to Human Resource Management 3 Credits
MGT 355 Team Management 3 Credits
PSY 329L or
MGT 329L
Research Methods in Organizational Psychology Lab

Employee Management Choice (6 Credit Hours):

Choose two of the following:

*Cannot take both MGT 490 and PSY 490

HRM 315 Employee Selection & Training 3 Credits
HRM 316 Employee Compensation Systems 3 Credits
HRM 333 Employee Engagement 3 Credits
MGT 320 Managing Workforce Diversity 3 Credits
MGT 490 Independent Research and Study 3 Credits

Psychology Choice (6 Credit Hours):

Choose two of the following:

*Cannot take both MGT 490 and PSY 490

PSY 215 Personality 3 Credits
PSY 225 Learning and Memory 3 Credits
PSY 315 Psychological Tests 3 Credits
PSY 400 Senior Seminar 3 Credits
PSY 490 Independent Study: Research & Creative Expression 3 Credits

Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Psychology Track:

Basic Core (9 Credit Hours):

CIS 185 Information Technology 3 Credits
CMP 120 Expository Writing 3 Credits
CMP 125 Research Writing 3 Credits

Statistics Choice (3-6 Credit Hours):

Choose PSY 201 or both MSD 205 and BDA 201

PSY 201 Statistics and Research Design 3 Credits
MSD 205 Business Statistics 3 Credits
BDA 201 Introduction to Business Analytics 3 Credits

Communication Choice (3 Credit Hours):

Choose one of the following:

COM 253 Organizational Communication 3 Credits
COM 350 Team & Group Communication

Areas of Knowledge (33-35 Credit Hours):

*No Psychology courses. Full course listings below.

Historical Perspective - choose 3 courses: 9 Credits
Artistic and Intellectual Perspective - choose 3 courses: 9 Credits
Contemporary Perspective - choose 3 courses: 9 Credits
Natural World Perspective - choose 2 courses:

Elective Courses (33-39 Credit Hours):

Free elective credit hours may be taken in any department within the university.


Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Organizational Psychology Track:

Business Core (27 Credit Hours):

ACC 210 Introduction to Accounting 3 Credits
ACC 220 Managerial Uses of Accounting 3 Credits
ECO 200 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 Credits
ECO 201 Principles of Microeconomics 3 Credits
MGT 201 Fundamentals of Management & Organizational Behavior 3 Credits
MKT 200 Marketing Principles 3 Credits
FIN 220 Introduction to Finance 3 Credits
BUS 300 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business 3 Credits
BUS 400 Strategic Management and Policy 3 Credits

Numerical Literacy (9 Credit Hours):

MSD 105 Quantitative Methods for Business 3 Credits
MSD 205 Business Statistics 3 Credits
BDA 201 Introduction to Business Analytics 3 Credits

Communications (9 Credit Hours):

CMP 120 Expository Writing 3 Credits
CMP 125 Research Writing 3 Credits
COM 290 Professional/Strategic Speech 3 Credits

Business Analytics and Technology (9 Credit Hours):

CIS 185 Information Systems Essentials 3 Credits
CIS 385 Management Information Systems 3 Credits
MSD 301 Operations Management 3 Credits

Professional Development (3 Credit Hours):

CBA 336 Career Planning 3 Credits

Humanities, Social Science and Natural World Electives (9-10 Credit Hours):

Choose 3 courses from the Humanities, Social Science and Natural World Electives list below.
Humanities Electives: Choose any course from prefixes: ART, CHI, DAN, ENG, FRE, GER, LIT, MUS, PHL, SPA, THE
Social Science Electives: Choose any course from prefixes: AMS, COM, GSS, HIS, LAW, MCS, POL, PSY, SOC, SOW
Natural World Electives: Choose any course from prefixes: BNS, BCH, BIO, CHE, ENV, GEO, ISM, MAR, PHY, SUS

 

Liberal Arts Electives (6 Credit Hours):

Choose two courses from the Liberal Arts Electives list.

Free Electives (17-18 Credit Hours):

Free elective credit hours may be taken in any department within the university.

Benefits of your online organizational psychology degree

This is the time to take action toward achieving your goals. Careers in organizational psychology are not only on the rise, they also reach into a variety of industries — including health care, education, accounting and finance, media, insurance, retail, hotel/tourism and so many more.

Rider University’s online bachelor’s in organizational psychology can help prepare you for a personally and financially rewarding career. Our flexible program features robust classes taught by industry professionals who truly care about helping you succeed –– so you can create the career and life that you’ve always wanted. That’s the promise of a Rider education.

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Transfer up to 90 credits from a combination of two- and four-year institutions

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Finish your degree in fewer than two years with transfer credits