Workplace and Organizational Science Undergraduate Certificate

This certificate can prepare individuals for graduate studies in industrial-organizational psychology, management, or other areas with a focus on behavior in organizations.  It also provides training relevant to managing individuals in organizations that can be applied broadly to business, military, non-profit, health care, law enforcement, and other settings.

Note: No more than 6 credit hours may be applied from the student's major.

Required Courses
MGMT/SOC 3600Management and Organizational Behavior3
PSYCH 3318/MGMT 3623Industrial and Organizational Psychology3
Goal 1: Breadth of Study 9
Choose three courses from the following:
Team Leadership Fundamentals I
Communication in the Organization
Introduction to Leadership I
Innovative Team Leadership
Veterans in American Society
Advanced Management and Organizational Behavior
Human Resource Management
Industrial and Labor Relations
Employee Training and Development
Leadership in Organization
Psychological Testing and Assessment
Theory of Decisions and Games
Sociology of Business and Work Settings
Goal 2: Cultural Competency3
Choose one course from the following:
Intercultural Communication
Male/Female Communication
International Management
Cross-Cultural Psychology
Stereotyping, Prejudice, and Discrimination
Globalization and Social Change
Total Hours18

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, certificate earners will be able to:

  • Describe the application of theories and methods from workplace and organizational sciences to job analysis, recruitment/selection, training, retainment and performance appraisal processes.
  • Identify factors that influence motivation and work performance of employees.
  • Identify teamwork processes, challenges and strategies.
  • Summarize models of leadership and fit for specific organizational needs.
  • Compare and contrast at least two disciplinary specific (e.g., communications, industrial/organizational psychology, management, sociology) approaches to understanding workplace and organizational needs and challenges.
  • Write and speak clearly and concisely about theories and research in workplace and organizational sciences.
  • Evaluate appropriateness of quantitative and qualitative research methods for specific questions in workplace and organizational sciences.
  • Relate concepts and empirical findings from workplace and organizational sciences to personal work experiences and career goals.