Bachelor Degrees in Psychology
Palo Alto University, in addition to offering Doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology and Master degrees in Counseling, Mental Health Counseling, and Forensic Psychology, now offers Bachelor degrees in two majors: Psychology & Social Action and in Business Psychology. Our Bachelor degree programs are uniquely designed for students transferring from a California Community College or those who have completed the first two years of college and now wish to major in Psychology. Our Bachelor degree programs are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and are offered in both a Day and an Evening/Online format, adapting to the different educational needs of our students.
The PAU Bachelor degree programs are highly structured, professional and efficient, allowing students to graduate in two years and allowing them to begin their careers or graduate study as quickly and as inexpensively as possible. Please take the time to learn more about our programs and to schedule an individual transfer advising session with one of our admissions counselors. International students may obtain more information about application requirements here.
Students transfer to PAU’s Bachelor degree programs after they have completed 90 quarter units or 60 semester units of transferable, college-level coursework, including their general education requirements.
Since 1975, PAU has been a leader in graduate-level education in Psychology. PAU’s Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology and the PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium are accredited by the American Psychological Association. PAU also now offers a variety of Masters degrees in Clinical and Counseling Psychology. PAU is a private, non-profit university, accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. PAU is a diverse, dynamic, global community dedicated to scholarship, leadership, research, and service in the behavioral and social sciences.
Through partnerships with Bay Area community college districts, Palo Alto University is now able to offer its Bachelor degree completion programs to students transferring from local community colleges. These partnerships currently include De Anza College in Cupertino and Foothill College in Los Altos Hills. Beginning in the Fall 2013, PAU has begun offering courses at the College of San Mateo in San Mateo. The partnerships with community colleges, allows PAU to bring is expertise in Psychology and the Social Sciences to students in the local community and to students who might otherwise be unable to continue their studies beyond the Associate level because of geographic or financial constraints. These partnerships also allow PAU to offer the highest quality of higher education in psychology for the lowest tuition and fees of any private university in the Bay Area.