Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017

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The Bachelor of Arts with a major in industrial/organizational (I/O) psychology serves as an excellent generalist foundation for beginning a career in the business world. The dual emphasis on business and psychology means that modern organizations can hire graduates who understand both human nature and the dynamics of organizational life.

Graduates can expect to work in jobs that involve performing tasks related to human resource assessment, selection and placement, performance appraisal, job analysis and re-design, leadership development, organizational effectiveness and other activities related to human resources. These skills position graduates for leadership opportunities throughout their careers. Thus, the I/O major prepares students to become lifelong learners and proactive career managers who can maneuver effectively in their chosen career trajectories.

Students will be prepared in the event they choose to earn an advanced degree, such as the Master of Business Administration or Master of Arts with a major in industrial/organizational psychology (both of which are available at Detroit Mercy). Other students may choose to use this degree as a preparation for graduate work in fields such as law and health care as well as psychology.

Department of Psychology Requirements (27 credits)

To obtain this undergraduate degree, the student must fulfill the requirements of the University core curriculum, the requirements for the program major and have completed a minimum of 126 credit hours.

Requirements for the Major

Psychology Core (9 credits):

PYC 1000 Introduction to Psychology 3 credits
STA 2250 Statistics 3 credits
PYC 2600 Social Psychology 3 credits
Research Methods and Basic Processes (9 credits):
PYC 2010 Research Methods I 3 credits
PYC 2020 Research Methods II 3 credits

Choose one (3 credits):

PYC 4070 Biopsychology 3 credits
PYC 4090 Perceptual and Cognitive Processes 3 credits
PYC 4140 Learning and Memory 3 credits

Industrial/Organizational Processes (6 credits):

PYC 2620 Exploring Leadership: Yourself,
Your Profession and Your Community
3 credits
PYC 3700 Industrial and Organizational Psychology 3 credits

Psychology Electives: Choose 1 (3 credits):

PYC 2500 Developmental Psychology 3 credits
PYC 2560 Adult Development and Aging 3 credits
PYC 2650 Psychology of Environment 3 credits
PYC 2900 Current Topics in Psychology 3 credits
PYC 3410 Psychology of Personality 3 credits
PYC 3420 Abnormal Psychology 3 credits
PYC 3430 Health Psychology 3 credits
PYC 4200 Psychological Testing and Measurement 3 credits

Business Administration Requirements (12 credits total):

BUS 1500 Introduction to Business 3 credits
BUS 3110 Organizational Design and Structure 3 credits

Choose Two (6 credits):

BUS 2310 Business Law
3 credits
BUS 3180 Behavior and Leadership in Organizations
3 credits
BUS 3510 Human Resources Management 3 credits

Program Contact Information

Program Director and Department Chair: Linda Slowik, Ph.D.
Reno Hall, Room 244
McNichols Campus

Telephone: 313-993-1623
Fax: 313-578-0507
Email: slowiklh@udmercy.edu

For more information about UDM, or to apply online, go to www.udmercy.edu/apply.

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