Choosing PAU for your Undergraduate Psychology Degree

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Palo Alto University offers a distinct undergraduate psychology program to meet our students' interests and professional goals. The Psychology and Social Action program has flexible scheduling options and high-quality instruction to help build the foundation for a rewarding career path or graduate studies in psychology.

Advancing Your Education

Pursue your passion with pur undergraduate program: Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Social Action, ideal for those who wish to prepare for graduate studies or enter the workforce in a social or community-based capacity for a nonprofit or government organization.

Earning Your Degree at Your Own Pace

We offer flexible scheduling to help meet busy lifestyles. Our undergraduate programs include traditional day programs, online, and hybrid options. Whether you are returning to school to change careers or working while attending college, PAU understands the need for flexibility. Most transfer students who meet the credit requirements can complete the degree program in just two years.

Meeting Your Professional Goals

Expand your potential career path when you choose our undergraduate psychology program. Use your master's degree to work towards licensure in counseling, a doctoral degree to conduct research or clinical care, or in a business or community action role in which you can use your bachelor's degree to help make a difference.

If you've always been interested in the interplay between psychology, social action, and community engagement, Palo Alto University could be the place for you. Learn more about our admission and transfer requirements to take the next step towards a fulfilling academic journey.

Psychology and Social Action Program Highlights


60% psychology
40% social action


Program goal

Prepares students as agents of change in society and as future counselors and psychologists.

Internship required


Delivery Options


Average GPA admitted


Guaranteed classes


Tuition guaranteed not to increase


Average time to complete degree

2 years

Graduates qualified for graduate school?


Estimated Program Cost (two years)  $45,960
Financial Aid and Scholarships Available Yes