Fostering Academic Excellence

Azusa Pacific University is firmly committed to graduating men and women who seek to positively change the world in the name of Christ. From every corner of our university, faculty, staff, and administrators are committed to fostering an atmosphere wherein academics are not simply taught but lived.

Experts in their respective fields, APU faculty are passionate about the subjects they teach and consistently challenge their undergraduate and graduate students to reach impressive goals that will prepare them for their future careers. I encourage you to meet some of our faculty through some short handshake videos.

Preparing students to positively engage the world’s most pressing social issues with character and competence begins with the foundation of four essential elements that an APU education provides:

  • Competence: Students engage in comprehensive and relevant scholarship, gain knowledge of human culture and the physical and natural world, and exercise intellectual and practical skills.
  • Character: Students focus on character development, faith integration, spiritual formation, and developing a Christ-centered, biblical, and theological model of reasoning.
  • Community: Students participate in meaningful service-learning experiences, explore personal and social responsibility, and have the opportunity to live and learn within a community with diverse perspectives.
  • Critical Thinking: Students collaborate on assignments and projects, experience meaningful access to transformational education, and critically apply and evaluate knowledge in and outside of the classroom context.

I invite you to learn more about the academic atmosphere at Azusa Pacific University and how we leverage the learning environment to cultivate difference makers.

Mark Stanton, Ph.D., ABPP
Provost

News & Features

  • Jennifer Walsh Discusses Inauguration

    Jennifer E. Walsh, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a professor of political science, discusses the presidential inauguration on television news program "Politics and the People."

  • APU Theater Presents The Great Divorce

    APU theater continues its 22nd season with Robert Smyth’s stage adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ influential novel The Great Divorce. For tickets, call the Felix Event Center Box Office at (626) 815-5494 or purchase them online.

  • APU Hosts Boy and Girl Scouts STEM/Nova Day

    The Greater Los Angeles Area Council of Boy Scouts and Azusa Pacific University partner together to host the Fourth Annual S​TEM​​​/Nova Day.

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  • RT @yodrewlesnick: The fact that my professor just personally texted me and told me they prayed for me made my day😌 #iheartapu

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  • The next APU Preview event is on Feb. 2-3! Visit campus & see what it's like to be a student at APU! https://t.co/dlwJpNIHnJ #APUBound

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