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Academics at APU

In his book College: The Undergraduate Experience in America, Ernest Boyer asserts that higher education has become merely a private good—a credential to land a better job or begin a successful, lucrative career—rather than a public good—contributing to the flourishing of local, regional, national, or global communities. But, contrary to this consumer-driven, utilitarian mentality, Azusa Pacific University is firmly committed to graduating men and women who seek to positively change the world in the name of Christ.

Preparing students to positively engage the world's most pressing social issues with personal character and professional competence begins with the foundation of four essential elements in their higher education.

Mark Stanton, Ph.D., ABPP
Provost