The University of Phoenix has launched two new psychology programs in an effort to meet the demands of workplaces in the digital age.
The university will offer a bachelor of science in industrial-organizational psychology and a bachelor of science in applied psychology in media technology.
According to the university, the bachelor of science program in industrial-organizational psychology will teach students about identifying training needs, optimizing quality of work life, creating coaching opportunities and building workplace culture. The bachelor of science in applied psychology in media and technology will focus on employee behaviors, particularly brand awareness and cohesive digital communities in the workplace.
The university's College of Humanities & Sciences also released a recent survey on technology in the workplace with over 50 percent of respondents saying technology use has improved their overall productivity. However, nearly 20 percent of the workers surveyed said they waste time at work due to not understanding the technology they are using.
“Today, there is a growing demand to understand how technology influences human behavior from both consumer and internal workplace perspectives,” program dean for the College of Humanities & Sciences Carl Sheperis said in a press release. “By providing our future workforce with a psychology background, we can better anticipate future trends and meet growing demands.”