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Course Requirements

Core Courses36 units
HDEV 301
Humans and Communication
HDEV 302
Humans: Self and Others
HDEV 303
Humans and Computation
HDEV 401
Humans and History
HDEV 402
Humans and Scientific Inquiry
HDEV 403
Humans and the Arts
HDEV 404
Humans and Ethical Behavior
HDEV 405
Portfolio Assessment/Reflection
English Concentration12 units
ENGL 403
Language Principles and Processes (APS only)
ENGL 407
Composition: Theory and Practice (APS only)
ENGL 433
Children's Literature (APS only)
Total48 units

Note: A student must complete at least 126 units of study, of which at least 48 units must be completed at Azusa Pacific University. Read more about these degree requirements.

Transfer Work

Azusa Pacific University will accept credit for equivalent courses from schools accredited by regional agencies recognized by Council for Higher Education Administration (CHEA).

Correspondence Course Credit

A maximum of nine semester units of correspondence credit may be applied toward an Azusa Pacific University degree. Students must receive prior approval from the PES Registrar.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get started?
Online programs may include requirements, procedures, and policies unique to the university's more traditional programs. For more information on how to get started in an APU online program, contact us at (877) 816-6546 or at

How many units are in this program?
The program requires 48 semester units. A total minimum of 126 units are required for graduation with the bachelor's degree.

Are scholarships available?
Several types of financial aid are available. The resources range from federal loans and state grants, to fellowships and scholarships. For details about financial aid programs, please contact the NTES Student Financial Services at (626) 815-5301.

How often do I need to be online for the online program?
You must be online sufficiently throughout each week to participate in threaded discussions and to complete all assignments by their designated deadlines. However, there is no prescribed amount of time or designated time that you will be required to be online because assignments and their deadlines will vary throughout each course.

Will I have to complete any part of my Online Liberal Studies program at an APU campus location?
No. You can complete your degree entirely online. No campus visits or meetings are required.

How many cohorts have completed this program?
More than 145 cohorts of adult students have successfully completed this program, with new groups forming continually.

How soon can I finish this program?
This online teaching degree program can be completed in 19 months.

Note: This information is current for the 2013-14 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.