NCU Catalog - October 2020 
    
    Nov 30, 2022  
NCU Catalog - October 2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Industrial/Organizational Psychology Post-Baccalaureate Certificate


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Post-Baccalaureate Certificate


Description of Program


The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate program is designed for students who have completed their bachelor’s degree and are seeking academic expertise through a graduate level certificate program. In order to earn a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, students must complete four of seven NCU courses (a minimum of 12 credit hours) within the chosen Post-Baccalaureate Certificate program. With the exception of the General Psychology specialization, each Post-Baccalaureate Certificate is prescribed, meaning students can only take what is listed for the particular Post-Baccalaureate Certificate (students may not substitute alternative courses). Students must complete all four NCU courses with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better in order to receive the certificate.

Click here for potential career opportunities within the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate.

Basis for Admissions


Admission to a Post-Bachelor’s Certificate program requires a conferred bachelor’s level or higher degree from a regionally or nationally accredited academic institution.

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Transfer into a Master’s Degree Sequence


  • Coursework completed within a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate program may be applied toward the specialization sequence within a master’s program
  • Applying Post-Baccalaureate Certificate coursework toward a master’s degree is contingent upon coursework and degree relevance under the most current master’s degree program version

Specialization coursework completed as part of a master’s degree, where a degree was conferred, cannot be applied toward a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate program.

Time to Completion


NCU allows 2 years to complete all certificate programs.

The median time to completion for this program is 9 months.

Time to completion varies depending upon the pace in which a student completes courses and the number of transfer credits accepted. As most NCU students are working adults, balancing educational, professional, and personal commitments, our academic and finance advisors will work with you to develop a program schedule that works best for your needs.

Students following the preferred schedule designed by the Dean for this program, and applying no transfer credits, can expect to finish in as little as 6 months.

Industrial/Organizational Psychology


The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Industrial/Organizational Psychology provides an understanding of people in the world of work, including the application of theory and research to organizational and human resource management issues. Coursework prepares individuals for myriad career opportunities, including human resources, employee training, marketing and sales, and organizational development, as well as graduate studies.

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