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B.S. Business Psychology: Guaranteed Classes

Business Major for College Transfer Students


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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

Class space is guaranteed, and PAU students are never frozen out of classes or placed on wait lists. 

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.

Business Psychology Hybrid Program Sample Schedule

Fall Year 1    
Research Methods and Data Analysis Monday 6:00 - 9:30 pm
Business Writing Fundamentals Online Online
Fundamentals of Management Online Online
Winter Year 1    
Business Communication Monday 6:00 - 9:30 pm
Organizational Behavior Online Online
Social Psychology Online Online
Spring Year 1    
Introduction to Marketing Monday 6:00 - 9:30 pm
Multicultural Studies Online Online
Theories of Personality and Assessment Online Online
Summer Year 1    
Human Resource Management Monday 6:00 - 10:00 pm
Employee Motivation and Satisfaction Online Online
History of Psychology Online Online
Fall Year 2    
Information Technology Management Tuesday 6:00 - 9:30 pm
Career Planning and Development Online Online
Human Behavior & Interpersonal Effectiveness Online Online
Winter Year 2    
Psychology of Leadership & Team Development Tuesday 6:00 - 9:30 pm
Fundamentals of Accounting and Finance Online Online
Consumer Behavior Analysis Online Online
Spring Year 2    
Corporate Accounting and Finance Tuesday 6:00 - 9:30 pm
Business Ethics Online Online
Option 1: Developmental Psychology Online Online
Option 2: Senior Internship Online Online
Summer Year 2    
Senior Seminar Tuesday 6:00 - 10:00 pm
Global Economics Online Online
Option 1: Senior Internship Online Online
Option 2: Strategic Management & Negotiations Online Online
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