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The Science of People at Work

Industrial-Organizational psychology is the study of human behavior in organizations and at work, a rapidly growing field that is gaining significant attention as more and more companies seek to improve their workers’ performances and satisfaction with their work. With this minor, you’ll learn to apply psychological principles to individuals, teams, and organizations with the goal of improving the workplace.

Industrial-Organizational psychology examines productivity, workplace motivation and satisfaction, structure of work and human factors, training and development, and other aspects of innovating work. At Taylor, we approach this study from a perspective of developing compassionate, wise leaders who are equipped to manage today’s diverse workforce. With Christ’s example before us, students explore factors and strategies they can use to be His light in their future careers.

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Industrial-Organizational Careers

By gaining a strong understanding of critical characteristics of efficient work environments, you’ll be equipped to work in training, management, scientific and technical consulting services, human resources, research, and in large organizations. You’ll also have opportunities to pursue future study in graduate school.

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Matching Industrial-Organizational with a Major

In addition to Psychology, this minor pairs well with any business-related major, including Management, Marketing, Finance, and Accounting.

Industrial-Organizational Curriculum & Degree Options

Students interested in course descriptions and academic policies can check out our Undergraduate Catalog.

Foundational Core

The Foundational Core classes will give you a big-picture view of how your calling connects with God's purpose for your life, engaging with ideas that will demonstrate how God has given you certain talents and skills to bring healing to the world. You’ll become a well-versed individual, equipped with critical thinking skills, a lifelong love of learning, and an appreciation for God's creation.

View Foundational Core Curriculum.

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