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 100Introduction To Psychology3 Credits
PSY 105Introduction to Research in Psychology3 Credits
PSY 210Organizational Psychology3 Credits
MGT 201Fundamentals of Management & Organizational Behavior3 Credits
PSY 240Social Psychology3 Credits
MGT 310Introduction to Human Resource Management3 Credits
MGT 355Team Management3 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 315Employee Selection & Training3 Credits
HRM 316Employee Compensation Systems3 Credits
HRM 333Employee Engagement3 Credits
MGT 320Managing Workforce Diversity3 Credits
MGT 490Independent Research and Study3 Credits

Psychology Choice (6 Credit Hours):

Choose two of the following:

*Cannot take both MGT 490 and PSY 490

PSY 215Personality3 Credits
PSY 225Learning and Memory3 Credits
PSY 315Psychological Tests3 Credits
PSY 400Senior Seminar3 Credits
PSY 490Independent Study: Research & Creative Expression3 Credits

Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Psychology Track:

Basic Core (9 Credit Hours):

CIS 185Information Technology3 Credits
CMP 120Expository Writing3 Credits
CMP 125Research Writing3 Credits

Statistics Choice (3-6 Credit Hours):

Choose PSY 201 or both MSD 205 and BDA 201

PSY 201Statistics and Research Design3 Credits
MSD 205Business Statistics3 Credits
BDA 201Introduction to Business Analytics3 Credits

Communication Choice (3 Credit Hours):

Choose one of the following:

COM 253Organizational Communication3 Credits
COM 350Team & 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:6-8 Credits

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 210Introduction to Accounting3 Credits
ACC 220Managerial Uses of Accounting3 Credits
ECO 200Principles of Macroeconomics3 Credits
ECO 201Principles of Microeconomics3 Credits
MGT 201Fundamentals of Management & Organizational Behavior3 Credits
MKT 200Marketing Principles3 Credits
FIN 220Introduction to Finance3 Credits
BUS 300Legal and Ethical Environment of Business3 Credits
BUS 400Strategic Management and Policy3 Credits

Numerical Literacy (9 Credit Hours):

MSD 105Quantitative Methods for Business 3 Credits
MSD 205Business Statistics3 Credits
BDA 201Introduction to Business Analytics3 Credits

Communications (9 Credit Hours):

CMP 120Expository Writing3 Credits
CMP 125Research Writing3 Credits
COM 290Professional/Strategic Speech3 Credits

Business Analytics and Technology (9 Credit Hours):

CIS 185Information Systems Essentials3 Credits
CIS 385Management Information Systems3 Credits
MSD 301Operations Management3 Credits

Professional Development (3 Credit Hours):

CBA 336Career Planning3 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