A private, nonprofit, accredited educational institution, founded in 1975 as the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology (PGSP).

Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor Completion Programs Information

B.S. Business Psychology

The Business Psychology program is an expansion of PAU's deep commitment to the integration of research, the core foundation of psychology, and professional business practices.

B.S. Psychology and Social Action

The Psychology and Social Action program provides students a strong foundation in psychology with an emphasis on applications to social problems and social action.

Palo Alto University (PAU) provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to choose from bachelor’s degree completion programs with a business or social action focus, and a core curriculum grounded in psychology.
PAU’s bachelor’s degree programs are offered in both online and traditional classroom formats, and are uniquely designed for students transferring from a community college or those who have completed the first two years of college. For students’ convenience, programs are offered in both a day format and an evening/online hybrid format.
Through its Silicon Valley partner institutions — De Anza College, Foothill College, and the College of San Mateo — PAU offers a rigorous education in psychology for the lowest tuition and fees of any private university in the Bay Area. PAU provides a smooth transfer process for community college students or those who have completed their freshman and sophomore years of college.
PAU bachelor’s degree programs are highly structured, professional, and efficient, allowing students to graduate in two years and begin their careers or graduate study as quickly and as inexpensively as possible. Students are eligible to transfer to PAU’s bachelor’s degree programs after they have completed 90 quarter units or 60 semester units of transferable, college-level coursework, including their general education requirements.
PAU’s B.S. in Business Psychology and B.S. in Psychology and Social Action programs are accredited by the WASC Senior Colleges and Universities Commission (WSCUC). 


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Learn more about the Bachelor Completion Programs in Business Psychology and Psychology and Social Action. Contact a counselor and get your questions answered about transferring, financial aid, curriculum, and potential careers.

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