Work and Organizations - Certificate

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences offers embedded certificates as part of the major. The certificates are considered embedded because they require no additional coursework—beyond specific courses in the major itself—to earn the certificate. All certificates require 15 credits (5 courses). The certificates are designed to (a) bring greater depth and structure to the major, (b) provide students with guidance as to courses that build on each other, and (c) ultimately increase the employability of our students.

The required courses in this certificate reflect foundational component areas of psychology that focus on (a) individual personalities and the behavioral and skill implications of individual traits and (b) interpersonal behaviors and intrapersonal processes that affect our understanding of and relationships with others. The prescribed electives include courses that focus on a variety of aspects of work and organizations, including the psychological underpinnings of workplace practices like hiring and training, organizational behavior, sports, negotiation and conflict, and testing.