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

B.S. Psychology and Social Action

Psychology Major for College Transfer Students

Downloadable PDF brochure for B.S. Psychology and Social Action Program.

The Psychology and Social Action (PSA) program at Palo Alto University (PAU) is a classic undergraduate Psychology major with an emphasis on applications to social problems and social action. The two year program is designed for California Community College students, who have already completed two years of lower level college coursework and their general education requirements. Students, who have completed 90 quarter unit hours or 60 semester unit hours at an accredited college can make a seamless transfer and transition into our program. Students from other colleges and universities who have completed their lower level course work and general education requirements are also welcome to apply.

PAU specializes in serving the unique needs of transfer students through leading-edge, accredited bachelor-completion programs. If you seek a personalized, fast-track, transfer program that maximizes scheduling convenience, PAU’s day or evening options are for you.

Sample Psychology and Social Action Day program
Classes are held on weekdays at De Anza College and College of San Mateo.

Sample Psychology and Social Action 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.

Palo Alto University's Promise

  • An easy and seamless transfer and transition into a Bachelor's degree program.
  • Two years of full time coursework to obtain your Bachelor of Science degree.
  • Access to student services and academic support services at Palo Alto University.
  • Affiliation with an internationally-recognized graduate school, Pacific Graduate School of Psychology in psychology.
  • Graduates are prepared for immediate entry into managerial positions in fields related to human services, social action, nonprofit and for-profit organizations, health & mental health care and education.
  • Preferential admission into PAU’s graduate programs in counseling and clinical psychology.

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(650) 417-2050


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