At a Glance

Program units


Areas of Study

  • Art
  • English
  • French
  • Math
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Psychology
  • Science
  • Social Science
  • Spanish
  • Special Education



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Liberal Studies Major

APU’s liberal studies major equips students to educate our nation’s future leaders. The degree provides a solid foundation in disciplines such as language/literature, mathematics, science, social sciences, humanities, and religion, along with human growth and development, diversity in the classroom, and introductory teaching concepts. Students then choose one of 11 concentrations that they wish to teach: art, English, math, music, physical education, psychology, science, social science, special education, French, or Spanish.

Students can complete half of their California teaching credential requirements in their senior year. Liberal studies majors leave APU prepared to make a difference in students’ lives.

Is This Major Right for You?

You’re a liberal studies major if you:

  • Enjoy working with children and young adults.
  • Are good at explaining ideas and concepts to others.
  • Are creative and tend to think outside the box.
  • Wish to go on to a teacher credentialing program or other education-related professions.
  • Are patient and caring.

Learn more about this major.

Note: This information is current for the 2015-16 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.