Online Bachelor's Degree in Organizational Psychology

If you’re curious & intrigued by why people do what they do, you’ve come to the right place! Organizational Psychology is one of the most unique & versatile degrees available today. Designed for working professionals, Concordia University offers Southern California's only Bachelor of Science in Organizational Psychology. You will be equipped to maximize workplace productivity by motivating & engaging employees, developing leaders, building effective teams, creating dynamic organizational cultures, and measuring effectiveness & efficiency. This skill set is in demand - the U.S. Department of Labor projects a 53% growth in Organizational Psychology related careers. Organizations are becoming more complex—are you ready for the challenge?

Apply psychology to the workplace.

  • Opportunity. Concordia University Irvine offers Southern California's only Bachelor of Science in Organizational Psychology specifically designed for working professionals. This is a unique opportunity if you are wishing to complete your baccalaureate degree and expand your career options.

  • Timeliness. Our innovative 18-month program is ideal for busy working professionals.

  • Versatility. Org Psych prepares you for a variety of careers requiring a bachelor's degree, such as management, training and development, organization development, human resources, recruiting, and consulting.

  • Fully online. This program allows you to earn your bachelor’s degree 100% online. While there are no face-to-face or on-campus requirements, you will still have the opportunity to engage with your professors and peers in real-time sessions scheduled throughout each course.

  • Relevance. Classes are taught by scholar-practitioners who design curriculum that includes real-world application to prepare you for graduate school and enhance your employability.

  • Investment. More affordable than many would think and qualifies for most employer funded tuition reimbursement programs.
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Online community of learners.

Most degree programs require a local site or campus through which you earn your degree, but that is not the case with online bachelor's degrees offered through Concordia University Irvine. With our flexible online delivery format, you can live and work anywhere and take all of your courses to earn your bachelor’s degree online.

The design of our online curriculum makes use of some of the most innovative techniques in distance learning today. But we also recognize that students in online programs benefit from periodic real-time sessions. That’s why each of your courses will include regularly scheduled class times with your professors and peers. In these two-hour online sessions, which are scheduled once during the first, third, and fifth weeks of each course, you and your classmates will participate in live lectures and discussions. This blended delivery system provides the opportunity to engage with our excellent faculty and network with other students in your cohort, while still offering the flexibility of a fully online degree program.

This program is a perfect fit for me. It combines my love for understanding people, my experience in the workplace, and it taps into my desire to solve problems. I couldn't have asked for a better area in which to get my degree!"

Amy Miller
Global Training & Development Specialist, Oakley, Inc.

Our distinguished program director.

  • Managing Millennials in the Workplace

    Managing Millennials in the Workplace

    Chip Espinoza

Don't wait to get started.

Courses in the online bachelor's degree program are seven weeks long and taken sequentially one at a time. The accelerated format of the program means that new courses are starting almost every month, so you don't have to lose any time waiting to get started on continuing your education.

Upcoming Start Dates
May 6, 2018
August 19, 2018
January 6, 2019

Curriculum with real-world application.

As a part of completing 120 total units and earning your bachelor's degree, you will take the following 42 core units listed below. Elective courses in other CUI adult education program majors are options for acquiring your total required units to graduate. Feel free to contact an admissions specialist regarding transfer units or to develop a personal academic plan for your coursework.

  • Organizational Psychology Courses
  • 42 Units
  • IOP 305: Christianity and Contemporary Culture
  • 3
Assists students in evaluating sources of information for culture and theology, better enabling them to answer questions concerning life issues (e.g., sexuality, marriage, family, suffering, evil, death, creation, after life) and life choices in the Christian context. Students will examine their own beliefs and compare them to that which Scripture teaches.
  • IOP 308: Human Resource Strategies and Applications
  • 3
Prepares students to understand how organizations obtain, maintain, and retain their human resources. Current legal regulations are also explored.
  • IOP 311: Writing in the Workplace
  • 3
Explores the basics of good writing, including the proper application of grammar and APA style rules. The use of technology to access and share information is also examined.
  • IOP 327: Organizational Behavior
  • 3
Discusses individual behavior issues such as personality, leadership, perceptions, attitudes, motivation, diversity, stress, and broader issues such as teamwork, group cohesiveness, career management and change management.
  • IOP 345: Social Psychology
  • 3
Examines the effect of social influences upon the development of personality and behavior patterns. Topics include socialization, attitude formation and change, communication, propaganda, roles and stereotypes, leadership and collective behavior.
  • IOP 381: Methods of Research and Statistical Analysis
  • 3
An application of descriptive and inferential statistics, this course examines experimental and quasi-experimental research methods and data analysis methods including Regression, ANOVA, and multivariate research designs and analyses.
  • IOP 411: Employee Motivation and Attitude Theory
  • 3
Evaluates motivation and attitude, while exposing the student to an understanding of pertinent research within the field. Students will learn motivational constructs that enhance employee attitudes, effectiveness, and well-being across a range of organizational contexts.
  • IOP 415: Organizational Consulting
  • 3
Examines emerging issues of third party consultation, including the variables of internal and external relations, developing outcome and performance deliverables, securing senior leadership commitment, navigating political cultures, forming strategic alliances, and negotiating scope and pricing of service contracts.
  • IOP 421: Measurement of Human Performance
  • 3
Utilizes various psychometric instruments in the areas of job analysis, personnel selection, performance appraisal, job satisfaction, criteria analysis, and management training and development.
  • IOP 431: Training and Talent Development
  • 3
Applies development and training concepts that enhance organizational performance. Students assess the design and implementation of effective training programs by analyzing critical areas such organizational needs analyses, specific job requirements, individual performance, and cross-cultural and diversity issues.
  • IOP 483: Business Ethics
  • 3
Explores ethical evaluation involving ideals, laws and relationships utilized by the business community. Issues include bribery, employer/employee rights, assumption analysis, philosophy, culture of the corporation, and product liability.
  • IOP 490: Organization Development and Change Theory
  • 3
Examines theories of change and organizational development within the context of the I-O specialist role as both change-agent and consultant. Topics include types of change, individual, group and organizational interventions, integrating psychological theories of leadership, motivation, interpersonal influence, conflict management, and group decision making. I-O Professional Integration Project culminates in this final class.
  • IOP 491: Professional Development I
  • 3
This course provides practical, hands-on workshop experience that equips students to pragmatically apply assessment and intervention strategies in a real-world work environment by integrating coursework throughout the program. Professional Development Seminar I focuses on problem identification, literature review, research design, intervention, and evaluation.
  • IOP 492: Professional Development II
  • 3
This course provides builds on IOP491 Professional Development I. IOP492 focuses on presenting findings from design work in IOP491 with support from the program curriculum (problem identification, literature review, and research design). Students will present their research findings in a poster presentation.

Discover Upward Mobility

Hear from Dr. Chip Espinoza, Academic Program Director, on how the Organizational Psychology major draws from a variety of disciplines to understand why people do what they do.

Committed, supportive faculty.

Our scholar-practitioner faculty members understand their role as both teachers and mentors and strive to help students grow as people and professionals. Our faculty is comprised of professionals who incorporate ethical best practices in their chosen fields. Our small classroom sizes allow our faculty to support our students in achieving their academic and career goals. With a commitment to faithful service and scholarly learning, the professors share their journey in which they integrate their faith and life experiences with their profession.

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Tuition and fees.

When you maintain continuous enrollment the tuition will remain the same throughout the program. Tuition does not include the price of textbooks.

Tuition/Fee Cost
Application Fee $50
Graduation Fee $184
Tuition $520/unit

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  1. Online Application or download the Paper Application.
  2. Official transcripts sent from all colleges and universities attended.
  3. Statement of Intent.
  4. AA degree preferred or Official high school transcript(s) (proof of graduation).
  5. 2.4 GPA required

Admissions Eligibility

  • Option 1: Associate Degree, IGETC, or CSU certification
  • Option 2: You have 45 transferable credits or more and are able to take general education classes concurrently with your major.
  • Option 3: If you have 0-44 units, you are eligible for candidate status and can begin taking GE courses. Once 45 credits total are obtained, you can begin taking courses concurrently.

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