Palo Alto University:
Undergraduate Programs in
alo Alto University is one of the
premier schools of profession-
al psychology in the US, training clini-
cal psychologists at the doctoral level
since 1975. In 2006, PAU, located in the
San Francisco Bay Area, developed an
innovative new method for delivering
undergraduate degrees in psychology.
PAU created partnerships with several
California Community Colleges: De Anza
College, Foothill College and the College of San Ma-
teo to provide the junior and senior year of studies
to students who have already completed their first
two years of college and their lower level general
education requirements. PAU’s Bachelor degrees
are taught on the campuses of its partner colleges,
and its Bachelor degree programs in Psychology &
Social Action and in Business Psychology reach stu-
dents who might never have managed to transfer to
a 4 year university. These students represent the di-
verse populations that reside in the Bay Area. Many
are first or second generation immigrants and first
generation college students, and most will return to
their communities after completion of their studies
to make significant contributions in the areas of hu-
man services, education, health care and business.
The PAU undergraduate programs were developed and are managed under the leadership of
Dr. Paul Marcille. Dr. Marcille has over 25 years
of experience developing and running
undergraduate programs. Prior to joining Palo Alto University, he was the
director of psychological services at
Potomac Hospital in Woodbridge, VA.
He migrated to Paris, France in 1988,
where he served for 18 years as the
Vice-president and Dean of Students at
the American University of Paris. There
he created and chaired the department
of psychology and served on a variety of educational boards and psychological associations in France.
Dr. Marcille is a licensed clinical psychologist with
expertise working with adolescents and adult men.
He is bilingual and bicultural and consults with individuals and organizations about culture shock
and cultural adaptation. He currently serves on the
board of directors of the California Psychological
Association and the Santa Clara County Psychological Association.
The goal of Palo Alto University’s Bachelor degree programs is to provide the finest undergraduate
education in psychology available today to students
matriculating from a California community college.
A highly structured curriculum taught to students in
a cohort model insures that 90% of students graduate in 2 years and successfully find employment after
graduation or are admitted to graduate programs in
social work, counseling, clinical and IO psychology.
Dr. Paul Marcille
Palo Alto University
1791 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto CA 94304
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