Discover Your Place in the World

The Organizational Psychology program focuses on the psychological processes that underlie the behavior of individuals in organizations. You will learn key concepts at the intersection of management and psychology, including attitudes and decision-making, employee motivation and engagement, organizational leadership and power. You will also gain an in-depth understanding of what makes employees and organizations function at their best. Whether you want to manage the human resources aspect of a business, become a leader in another part of an organization, or work your way up to a C-level position, this foundation will prepare you to solve real-world organizational issues and improve employee productivity and well-being.

Admission Requirements

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How to apply

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Major Requirements

For liberal arts majors

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Organizational Psychology

For business majors

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) in Organizational Psychology

The major requirements are the same whether students pursue a B.S.B.A. or a B.A. in Organizational Psychology. The difference between the two degrees is the college-level core requirements.

Finding the Answers

Organizational psychologists are in demand because their expertise results in better hires, increased productivity, reduced turnover and lower labor costs. They can work as consultants to organizations, or serve in-house in a variety of jobs.

Common Careers

  • Human resource officer
  • Employee development manager
  • Organizational development director
  • Quality performance manager
  • Organizational psychologist
  • Testing specialist
  • Compensation and benefits specialist

How to Apply

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Engaged Learning

Learning by doing. That’s the driving principle behind Engaged Learning at Rider. It’s where theory meets practice, giving you the opportunity to apply the knowledge, skills and insights you’ve gained in the classroom to real-world situations and professional settings.

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Transferring to Rider

Interested in transferring to Rider for organizational psychology?

Visit the Community College Agreements page to see the community colleges Rider partners with and the courses that transfer for each major.

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Flexible Learning Options for Adults

Rider also offers a flexible version of this program tailored to fit the busy schedules and learning needs of non-traditional, adult learners.


Organizational Psychology (B.A.)

Elaine Scorpio

Associate Professor, Department Chair

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escorpio [at]


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