Courses are taught in cohorts and comprise a 15-month, lock-step format.
BCLM 336Christian Family Life
BCLM 360Sociology of Religion
BCLM 390Human Growth and Development
BCLM 402Directed Study: Applied Research, Part I
BCLM 426Theology and Christian Education
BCLM 474Leadership Seminar: A Theology of Christian Leadership
BMGT 301Dynamics of Group Behavior
BMGT 302Adult Development and Learning Assessment
BMGT 304Organizational Analysis
BMGT 305Managing Interpersonal Communication
BMGT 306The Bible and Business Ethics
BMGT 409Cultural Influences in the Workplace
BMGT 410Principles of Management and Supervision
During an Adult and Professional Studies Program, all students must create a portfolio that summarizes the learning acquired from academic, personal, and professional experiences. Students receive materials on developing the portfolio before classes begin. Program representatives and assessment counselors assist students in completing this portion of the program.
The portfolio serves several purposes:
- Provides a means by which students may petition for life-learning credit applicable to their degree.
- Assesses extracollegiate learning.
- Determines the progress of the student's career and personal development.
- Provides a vehicle to explore growth patterns and formulate future academic and career plans using this knowledge.
The portfolio consists of five sections:
- Section 1: Autobiography
- Section 2: Transcripts and A.C.E./military documents
- Section 3: Résumé
- Section 4: Professional/technical experience and continuing education
- Section 5: Experiential learning essays
Since it is an integral part of the course work, all students must complete the portfolio. Students must write at least two experiential-learning essays. This is mandatory regardless of the number of transcript credits accumulated prior to beginning the program. Essays are used to determine the significance of the learning experiences. Documentation is required to verify the experiences described in the essays.
Letter grades are not assigned to prior learning credit earned through the portfolio. They appear on the APU transcript as "CR" for credit received. Students may earn a maximum of 30 units through portfolio assessment. Credit awards may differ among individuals.
All APS programs deliver practical, relevant skills through more than traditional course work. Each student participates in a major project throughout the program which applies theory and knowledge to real-world situations.
Students in the Christian Leadership Program complete a major case study project, applying leadership principles within a Christian organization. This project serves as a connection between study and experiential learning, focusing on leadership principles that are based on sound biblical, theological, and sociological principles.
The primary instructor and a full-time faculty member evaluate projects. This thoughtful assessment provides the student with helpful feedback and ensures consistent high quality.
Note: All stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Undergraduate Catalog for more information.