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Bachelor of Science in Psychology & Social Action

School Details

Palo Alto University was founded in 1975 under the name of The Pacific Graduate School of Psychology. In 2009, the school officially reincorporated and changed its name from The Pacific Graduate School of Psychology to Palo Alto University and moved to a new campus. Palo Alto University works toward the mission of "generating knowledge through research and scholarship of the highest level and providing services to the community informed by science and scholarship." Palo Alto University is a four-year, not-for-profit, private, comprehensive research university. The Palo Alto University campus is located in Palo Alto, California.

Palo Alto University has a number of degrees and certificate options available, including bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees, several of which can be earned completely online.


A total of 186 credits are required to complete this degree. Admissions requires completion of 90 quarter units or 60 semester units of transferable coursework from a regionally accredited university or community college. Minimum 2.0 GPA. Only college-level courses with grades of C or higher are transferable. Completed coursework must include a General Psychology course or comparable introductory level psychology course, and coursework must fulfill the CSU general education requirements.

Accreditation & Licensing

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission