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

B.S. Business Psychology

Business Major for College Transfer Students

Palo Alto University’s (PAU) two-year B.S. completion program in Business Psychology is ideal for students seeking to learn professional interpersonal skills and management techniques for application in the workplace, and for those who wish to continue their education at the masters’ or doctoral level. Students learn from faculty with prestigious academic and research backgrounds who bring real-world experience from the business psychology field to the classroom.

Through a highly structured program, students gain administrative and managerial skills, as well as the intellectual and personal knowledge needed to understand human behavior and succeed in today’s global job market. The combination of these assets supports well-rounded professionals with both business and interpersonal acumen.

Jump Start Your Career

Graduates from this program enter the workforce with an excellent foundation for careers in:

  • Human Resources
  • Communications
  • General Management
  • Research in Psychology or Industry

Local Community College Partnerships

In partnership with the Foothill/De Anza Community College district and College of San Mateo, the PAU Business Psychology program offers the distinct advantage of having access to state-of-the-art facilities, student services, and convenient locations. Classes take place on the campuses of Foothill College, College of San Mateo, and the PAU campus also located in Los Altos. Note that while classes occur on these campuses and online, the B.S. in Business Psychology degree is awarded by Palo Alto University.

There are two options for completing the program:

Business Psychology Day Program  
Classes are held on weekdays at Foothill College.

Business Psychology Evening/Online Program
Classes are held online and once a week at PAU Los Altos Campus.

A full list of courses and descriptions for this program can be found in the PAU catalog.

To learn more about the B.S. in Business Psychology program or schedule an appointment with an Admissions Counselor, contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office:

undergrad@paloaltou.edu or (650) 417-2050.


Meet the Undergraduate Admissions Team

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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