Welcome to the Division of Behavioral & Organizational Sciences

The Division of Behavioral & Organizational Sciences (DBOS) is a national leader in applied psychological science, preparing graduates in theoretical and practical psychology, evaluation, and human resource scholarship to solve pressing challenges within increasingly diverse communities and organizations. Our students examine the significant contributions of psychology and related fields to the amelioration of societal problems and formulation of public policy.

The Division of Behavioral & Organizational Sciences offers master’s and doctoral degrees in several areas of applied psychology, including Basic & Applied Social Psychology, Organizational Behavior, Evaluation & Applied Research Methods, Applied Cognitive Psychology, Positive Psychology, and Health Behavior Research. Curriculum emphasizes research on psychological, social, and organizational concepts relevant to policy issues, as well as development of methodological skills for collecting and analyzing information in field settings. We offer renowned programs in Evaluation & Applied Research Methods and Human Resource Development that serve to augment research in these areas. DBOS students also gain critical hands-on experience through projects, internships, and jobs at such cutting-edge research institutes as the Claremont Evaluation Center and Institute for Research on Social Issues.

We are training the next generation of talented behavioral and organizational scientists, psychologists, evaluators, and human resource professionals for positions in research, teaching, administration, and more. DBOS graduates are highly sought after and typically find rewarding employment at academic institutions, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and private-sector businesses.

Interim Dean: Michelle Bligh
123 E. 8th Street • Claremont, CA 91711 • 909-621-8084 • Fax 909-621-8905

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Michelle Bligh

Interim Dean, School of Social Science, Policy & Evaluation
Professor of Organizational Behavior
Director, Human Resource Management


Master’s Programs


Doctoral Programs
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Admissions Representatives
  • Nicholas Lopez

    Assistant Director of Admissions

    T: 909-607-7151

    E: nick.lopez@cgu.edu


    Psychology & Evaluation

  • Paige Piontkowsky

    Associate Director of Admissions and Recruitment

    T: 909-607-3240 (Direct)

    T: 909-607-7811 (Central Admissions)

    E: paige.p@cgu.edu


    Economics, Educational Evaluation, Human Resource Management, International Studies, Politics, Public Health, Public Policy & Evaluation