Humans work together to build something of value that other humans need and want. Individuals who have a thorough understanding of human behavior meet those needs and have the abilities to build success.

Earn a Certificate in the Psychology of Business

Students in this certificate program develop an in-depth understanding of how psychological concepts are applied in business settings. Certificate holders will broaden their opportunities for post-graduation employment or graduate study, and will stay competitive in a rapidly changing world.


  • Gain a foundation in psychological principles to be applied to a wide range of business settings.

  • Choose courses beyond psychology that best fit your own interdisciplinary interests and goals.

  • Solve real-world problems through valuable research and field experience opportunities.

Applying to the Program

Students must apply by September 15 (Fall semester) or January 31 (Spring semester) to be considered for this exciting opportunity. There is limited availability to participate in the program.

Students interested in applying for admission to the Psychology of Business Certificate must have a 3.0 GPA or higher in their major and have completed Introductory Psychology and Statistical Techniques with a C+ or higher to apply (students may apply the semester they are enrolled in statistics). To be considered for the program students must submit the following:

1. Resume

1-2 pages in length

2. Letter of intent

describing your interest in the program, previous work experience (volunteer, paid employment, etc.), and career goals, which must include the relevance of the Certificate to those goals.

3. Academic Advising Report

Copy of the your unofficial Academic Advising Report verifying current major GPA
(Be sure to hit "expand all" at the top of report)

4. Complete the program application

and upload your resume, letter of intent, and academic advising report

If you have questions about the program or the application process contact the program director, Jonathan Ledbetter.

  • Interviews may be conducted with applicant finalists to determine admittance.
  • Students will be selected based on a combination of GPA, demonstrated interest in the Certificate, having had appropriate prior work experience, and career goals which align with the priorities of the Certificate program. Minority and other underserved students are strongly encouraged to apply.