Industrial Organizational Behavior Management Practicum Schedule

The recommended program of study in the Department of Psychology at Western Michigan University differs for students who enter the program in even numbered fall semesters (2016, 2018, etc.) and odd numbered fall semesters (2017, 2019, etc.) because some required courses are only offered every other spring semester.

This guide is for those who complete two professional practicum courses, rather than conduct a thesis.

entering the program in even fall semesters (2016, 2018, etc.)

Fall (first year)

  • PSY 6100: Conditioning and Learning or PSY 6166: Conditioning Principles
  • PSY 6440: Personnel Training and Development
  • PSY 6450: Psychology of Work

Spring (first year)

  • PSY 6549: Behavior-Based Instructional Design
  • PSY 6340: Experimental Design and Analysis I
  • PSY 6430: Personnel Selection and Placement
  • PSY 6470: Seminar for I/O Psychology — one credit class, but repeatable for up to three credit hours

Fall (second year)

  • PSY 6080: Research Methods in ABA
  • PSY 6510: Behavioral Systems Analysis
  • Elective — Possible electives (meet with faculty advisor): PSY 5400: Psychology of Safety or 6350: Correlation and Regression Analysis or 6484: Computer-Based Instruction

Spring (second year)

  • PSY 6050: Professional and Ethical Issues in Psychology
  • PSY 6520: Systems Analysis Practicum
  • PSY 6470: Seminar for I/O Psychology — one credit class, but repeatable for up to three credit hours
  • Elective — Possible electives (talk to your advisor): PSY 5400: Psychology of Safety or 6350: Correlation and Regression Analysis or 6484: Computer-Based Instruction

entering the program in odd fall semesters (2017, 2019, etc.)

Fall (first year)

  • PSY 6100: Conditioning and Learning or PSY 6166: Conditioning Principles
  • PSY 6450: Psychology of Work
  • PSY 6510: Behavioral Systems Analysis

Spring (first year)

  • PSY 6080: Research Methods in ABA
  • PSY 6340: Experimental Design and Analysis I
  • PSY 6470: Seminar for I/O Psychology — one credit class, but repeatable for up to three credit hours
  • PSY 6520: Systems Analysis Practicum

Fall (second year)

  • PSY 6050: Professional and Ethical Issues in Psychology or 6360: Experimental Design and Analysis II
  • PSY 6440: Personnel Training and Development
  • PSY 7000: Master’s Thesis — or elective if not ready for thesis hours

Spring (second year)

  • PSY 6549: Behavior-Based Instructional Design
  • PSY 6430: Personnel Selection and Placement
  • PSY 6470: Seminar for I/O Psychology — one credit class, but repeatable for up to three credit hours
  • Elective — Possible electives (talk to your advisor): PSY 5400: Psychology of Safety or 6350: Correlation and Regression Analysis or 6484: Computer-Based Instruction