B.S. Business Psychology: Guaranteed Classes

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The B.S. Business Psychology program features a two-year, upper division, undergraduate curriculum for transfer students. It is designed to provide a strong foundation in business and to integrate core psychological principles throughout. Each quarter, students take a mix of business and psychology classes.

Guaranteed Classes

PAU students are never frozen out of classes or placed on wait lists. Class space is guaranteed, ensuring the ability to complete the degree within two years.

Cohort Model and Small Class Size

The B.S. Business Psychology program uses a cohort model, in which groups of 15 to 30 students take all of their classes together. They benefit from the ongoing support of classmates in study groups and social interactions. After two years of sharing experiences and debating ideas, students develop life-long friendships and professional relationships.

At PAU, the average student/faculty ratio is 17/1. Faculty are accessible and get to know each student.

B.S. Business Psychology Curriculum

The goal of the curriculum is to produce graduates who have the ability to apply the science of human behavior to practical business problems.

Students learn to apply theories in psychology to business challenges, such as employee motivation, sales and marketing, consumer behavior and human resource management. They learn to analyze business problems through the lens of psychology and to develop effective solutions.

Business Courses

  • Business Communication
  • Business Ethics
  • Business Writing Fundamentals
  • Career Planning and Development
  • Consumer Behavior and Analysis
  • Corporate Accounting and Finance
  • Employee Motivation and Satisfaction
  • Fundamentals of Accounting and Finance
  • Fundamentals of Management
  • Global Economics
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Technology Management
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Strategic Management and Negotiations

Psychology Courses

  • Developmental Psychology
  • History of Psychology
  • Human Behavior and Interpersonal Effectiveness
  • Multicultural Studies
  • Psychology of Leadership and Team Development
  • Research Methods and Data Analysis
  • Social Psychology
  • Theories of Personality and Assessment

Senior Seminar

The Senior Seminar is a capstone course offered during the last quarter of the program. The course is adapted each year to reflect current business trends and issues. The course helps students integrate the principal theories and concepts of the program and to demonstrate the skills they will be applying in their careers following graduation.

Sample Course Plans (PDFs) 

The complete curriculum and course descriptions can be found in the PAU catalog.