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Online Bachelor of Science in Business Psychology

Palo Alto University’s highly structured online business psychology degree is ideal for students who are transferring from  a community college or another university. It’s also suitable for adult learners who want to complete their bachelor’s degree with previously earned college credits.

The program equips graduates to apply the science of human behavior to practical business problems in a wide variety of careers. The depth and breadth of study in PAU’s business psychology program also prepares students to pursue graduate degree programs upon graduation.


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PAU - Your Transfer School of Choice:

  • Affordable and accredited 100% online program
  • Complete the BS degree in just two years
  • Transfer-friendly, with many transfer pathways
  • 80% graduation rate (compared to the 60% national average)
  • 45-year legacy of being at the forefront of psychology and counseling
  • Psychology majors with real-world relevance and applications

Who Should Consider a Business Psychology Degree?

The online business psychology degree program is designed primarily for transfer students who are curious about the intersection of business and behavioral science. Students interested in these disciplines find that our program allows them to complete their bachelor’s degree while balancing their work commitments. Offered fully online, students can graduate with their Bachelor of Science in Business Psychology in just two years.

Students interested in a career in the business world also find immense value in the program’s ability to combine an in-depth business curriculum with comprehensive courses in psychology. Our program prepares graduates for a range of exciting positions in the industry, as well as graduate programs in industrial and organizational psychology, business, and other related fields.

Explore an Interdisciplinary Program Leading to a Versatile Skill Set

In addition to foundational general education courses that students have already completed, PAU students pursuing their business psychology degree online also take core classes in:

  • Business writing and communication
  • Organizational behavior
  • Human resources and management
  • Marketing, finance, and information technology
  • Business ethics
  • Customer behavior analysis
  • Employee motivation and satisfaction
  • Career planning and development
  • Multicultural studies
  • Human behavior and interpersonal effectiveness
  • Theories of personality and assessment

Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, PAU offers all program courses fully online, providing flexibility and convenience where students need it most. Additionally, PAU students can always secure a spot in their desired classes since space is guaranteed, and there are no waitlists or chances of being frozen out. 

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PAU Office of Admissions staff determine credit for general education courses or elective units, and the program faculty determine transfer credits for classes within the major.

Complete Your Business Psychology Degree Online in Just Two Years

Online courses enable our students to continue their education without sacrificing their work commitments. PAU students can attend classes from all over the country—right in the comfort of their own homes.

In the online business psychology degree program, students take a mix of business and psychology classes, some of which occur “live” (synchronous format) or are recorded (asynchronous format). Synchronous courses occur via Zoom, and instructors also regularly hold video conference sessions to further support students in their online learning.

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What Can You Do With a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Psychology?


A Bachelor of Science in Business Psychology equips you with the skills required to excel in many facets of business operations or graduate degree programs. Upon graduation, you can pursue careers in:

>Management and operations
>Human resources management
>Customer relationship management
>Business development and sales
>Training and coaching
>Data analytics and customer research
>Social service, health care, and counseling

PAU Student Spotlight

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Gary Hsieh, Fashion Retail Business

"The Business Psychology program has been a life changing experience. I have grown academically as well as personally. It has also allowed me to meet incredible people that have mentored me towards a bright future."

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Mishga Sohrabi, Professional Counselor

BS & MA Counseling from PAU "Business Psychology has been an incredible experience that has opened up a realm of possibilities for my future: from our dedicated professors with boundless wisdom, to the unique structure of the program."

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Kimberly King-Martin, Technical Communications Manager at Levicon

"Palo Alto University has given me the opportunity to grow as a student and as a person." I feel that there are many opportunities offered by the faculty and staff to prepare students for the career of their choosing. The flexibility that a degree in Business Psychology provides has proven helpful in my job search and beyond!"

Empower the Journey to Your Dream Career With PAU’s Business Psychology Degree

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Lean into your passion for business and curiosity about human behavior in Palo Alto University’s convenient, fully -online Bachelor of Science in Business Psychology!