B.S. in Business Psychology

Why Business Psychology?

Your Education.
Education is the most valuable commodity you can have to prepare yourself for a career, to make a decent salary, and to support yourself and your family, but the purpose of your undergraduate education is not necessarily to train yourself for a specific job. In fact, very few students become specialists in the undergraduate subjects they study. Your major does not determine your ultimate line of work. Rather, your education and major develops your intellectual capacity to thrive in a wide variety of professions.
 
Your Major.
One of the first questions we hear from people considering psychology as a college major is, “What can I do with a degree in psychology?” The answer to this question is, “Anything.” The role of psychology in business and industry has long been understood to increase productivity, human development and employee satisfaction.
Business Administration & Management and Psychology are the first and second most popularundergraduate majors in the U.S., and for good reasons. By studying business, you will gain the administrative and management skills that can be applied in both for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Studying psychology teaches you the intellectual and personal skills necessary to understand human behavior and the human mind.  It also helps you learn how to see the world and people from different perspectives. Business Psychology majors receive the best of both disciplines and learn how to effect change in individuals, groups and organizations—as a result, enhancing human and organizational performance.

Your Future.
The modern world continuously evolves and changes. We estimate that 30% of all job categories have disappeared in the last 25 years, partly due to changing technology. In another 25 years, 30% of today’s job categories will also disappear. A degree in business psychology prepares you well for this rapidly changing world and prepares you to help others navigate it. You will gain the ability to observe, analyze, and solve problems when facing novel challenges. You will learn to be a critical thinker and problem-solver, and to work effectively with other people. With these skills, you will become flexible and adaptable in diverse situations. This means that you can perform different types of work in a wide variety of jobs.

 

Contact Information:

Dr.  Helena Ting
Director Business Psychology
Palo Alto University at Foothill College
12345 El Monte Road, Building 5000, room 5018
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022-4599
Telephone: (650) 520-3451
Email: hting@paloaltou.edu

1791 Arastradero Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304
(800) 818-6136
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