Programs

  • Allied Health Major

    Allied Health prepares students for a career or further graduate study in a broad range of allied health careers, applying scientific knowledge to the subject areas of biology, anatomy, physiology, and associated scientific disciplines.

  • Applied Mathematics Major

    Applied mathematics majors learn to solve problems from a variety of disciplines by developing mathematical models, applying computational algorithms, and analyzing results. Students choose from four concentrations: applied mathematics, applied mathematics: actuarial science (What does an actuary do?), applied mathematics: computer science, and applied mathematics: physics.

    This program offers the following areas of study: Standard Applied Mathematics Track, Actuarial Science, Computer Science, and Physics.

  • Applied Statistics and Analytics, M.S.

    The applied statistics and analytics master’s degree prepares students to become leaders in rapidly growing fields involving data analysis. Students may choose an emphasis in biostatistics or business analytics, as well as choose a part-time or full-time format.

    This program offers the following areas of study: Biostatistics and Business Analytics.

  • Biochemistry Major

    Biochemistry majors gain a knowledge base of biology and chemistry to relate theories, problem-solving techniques, laboratory applications, and instrumentation procedures in this field of study.

    This program offers the following areas of study: Pre-Health Professions and Research.

  • Biology Major

    Biology Majors learn traditional biology appropriate for entry into an accredited graduate program and apply the scientific method and appropriate biological knowledge and theories.

    This program offers the following areas of study: Ecological, Microbiological, Molecular, Neurobiological, and Organismal.

  • Biology Minor

    The minor in biology gives students a solid foundation in general biology, cell biology, biology of microorganisms, and general chemistry, and the opportunity to explore other biology subfields such as neurobiology, genetics, molecular biology, and more.

  • Biotechnology, M.S.

    The master’s in biotechnology program prepares students for success in biotechnology careers through coursework and training in areas such as molecular biology, pharmacology of pharmaceutics and biopharmaceutics, bioinformatics, industrial statistics, project management, biotech business ethics, and more.

  • Certificate in TEFL (on campus, online, and field-based)

    APU's Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certificate suits students who would like to receive the basic qualifications needed to teach in a multicultural setting.

  • Certificate in TESOL (on campus, online, and field-based)

    The Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) gives post-baccalaureate students specialized skills in TESOL. The certificate is ideal for supplementing and enhancing traditional ministry (e.g., translation, literacy, and friendship evangelism) within multicultural or cross-cultural environments.

  • Chemistry Major

    Chemistry students learn to apply basic knowledge, theories, and mathematical problem-solving approaches that aid modern discoveries in medicine, pharmacology, and toxicology.

  • Chemistry Minor

    The minor in chemistry gives students a solid foundation in general and organic chemistry with the opportunity to explore advanced chemistry courses that provide in-depth instruction on complex chemical concepts and hands-on laboratory experience. This minor can be a valuable addition to computer science, engineering, mathematics, and physics majors.

  • Classics Minor

    The classics minor instructs students in the religion, art, architecture, laws, philosophies, governments, and languages of ancient Greece and ancient Rome, in order to enhance their understanding of truth and life.

  • Computer Information Systems Major

    The Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems (CIS) provides a foundation for students planning a career in the analysis, design, and implementation of information systems.

  • Computer Information Systems Minor

    The minor in computer information systems offers students an opportunity to acquire skills in computer applications that support information technology in business systems. Together with a major in the sciences, business, or another discipline, the computer information systems minor can open pathways to careers in a wide range of fields.

  • Computer Science Major

    The bachelor’s degree in computer science prepares students for graduate work in computer science and for careers in fields such as computer programming and software engineering.

  • Computer Science Minor

    The minor in computer science offers students an opportunity to acquire skills in the basics of computer science. Together with a major in the sciences, business, or another discipline, the computer science minor provides an extra advantage for competitive job markets.

  • Engineering Major

    The Engineering major equips students with a solid foundation in engineering principals for a variety of fields including aerospace, agriculture, automotive, business, defense, energy, health care, and telecommunications.

    This program offers the following areas of study: Systems Engineering and Computer Engineering.

  • English Major

    English students develop critical-thinking skills from extensive study of the world’s literature to further their ability to read, write, and analyze well.

    This program offers the following areas of study: English Education.

  • English Minor

    The English minor offers students a chance to experience three foundational courses in the discipline and provides an opportunity to customize a package of upper-division electives in literature, creative writing, or professional writing to suit their needs and interests.

  • English, M.A.

    Azusa Pacific University’s Master of Arts in English provides professional preparation and personal enrichment to graduate students seeking advanced knowledge in the field of literary studies. A 4+1 B.A./M.A. option is available for current APU undergraduate students to complete the master’s degree in just one additional year.

  • Ethnic Studies Minor

    The ethnic studies minor at APU enhances students’ understanding of the experiences of U.S. immigrant populations and communities of color, along with their sensitivity to issues of race, ethnicity, and social class.

  • History Major

    The history major provides students with a solid foundation in American and world history, geography, research, and writing, while also allowing students to study their preferred time periods, regions, and historical themes. Upon graduation, students are equipped for numerous career paths that call for reasoning, the ability to analyze complex problems, well-developed writing skills, and familiarity with a variety of cultures.

  • History Minor

    The history minor instructs students on human possibilities and limits through studies in American, European, and world history, in order to equip them to make solid decisions that are grounded in the human experience.

  • Humanities Minor

    Students in this minor engage the great works of literature, philosophy, art, music, science, and theology.

  • Integrated Bachelor’s and Teaching Credential

    APU’s undergraduate teacher preparation program allows you to earn both a bachelor’s degree and preliminary K-12 California teaching credential in just four years, including one or two summers.

    This program offers the following areas of study: Allied Health, Liberal Studies, and Math.

  • Interdisciplinary Studies Major

    The interdisciplinary studies degree allows students to design their bachelor’s degree for their individual career goals, based on an 18-unit core of classes focusing on identifying one's vocation as well as 36 units from the two to three fields of study the student chooses.

  • International Relations Major

    The international relations major teaches students how to make sense of global events, how both peaceful interaction and political crises shape the world, and how to articulate Christian perspectives on relations between peoples and nations. Upon graduation, students are prepared for roles in government, including foreign policy formulation or analysis, as well as vocations in international business and trade, foreign aid and development, military and security policy, and international law.

  • International Relations Minor

    The international relations minor instructs students in international politics, history, geography, and diplomacy, in order to prepare them to become effective community leaders.

  • Master of Public Administration (MPA)

    The Master of Public Administration degree equips those with a call to public service for leadership and management positions in the public sector, health services, social services, nonprofits, education, and more.

    This program offers the following areas of study: Emerging Technology and the Public Sector, Health Policy and Public Administration, Communication and the Public Sector, and Public Sector Business Administration.

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  • Mathematics Majors

    The mathematics major is an ideal preparation for a variety of analytical careers. Mathematics majors often choose to minor in physics, computer science, finance, economics, business management, or some other discipline. Students who plan to teach at the secondary level should choose the secondary math education track, which waives the CSET exam.

    This program offers the following areas of study: General Mathematics and Secondary Math Education.

  • Mathematics Minor

    The mathematics minor provides a flexible way for any student to develop his or her quantitative and analytical thinking skills. For students with AP Calculus credit, the minor requires just 12-16 units instead of the usual 19.

  • Physics Major

    Physics majors develop analytical skills and problem-solving abilities that prepare them for a wide variety of technical careers or further studies in physics, engineering, materials science, geophysics, biophysics, electronics, chemistry, or aerospace, or for a physics teaching career. Physics majors can earn a mathematics minor by taking just one additional math course.

    This program offers the following areas of study: General Physics and Physics Secondary Education.

  • Physics Minor

    The physics minor is ideal for students majoring in mathematics, chemistry, or biology.

  • Political Science Major

    The political science major furnishes students with a solid foundation in American government, politics, history, and classical and modern political thought, preparing them to take an informed, intelligent, and leading role in the affairs of their community, country, and world. Upon graduation, students enter careers in government, research, policy, law, military, and law enforcement.

  • Political Science Minor

    The political science minor instructs students in classical and modern political thought, American politics, and international relations, in order to prepare them to become advocates for truth and justice in their nation and the world.

  • Prelaw Minor

    The prelaw minor instructs students in political science, criminal law, constitutional law, and political philosophy, in order to ready them for the rigors of law school.

  • Premedical/Predental Track

    APU’s premedical/predental track prepares students with the science and other prerequisite coursework necessary for success in medical and dental programs.

  • Social Science Major

    The social science major supplies students with an integrated study of the social sciences—history, political science, geography, economics, sociology, and psychology—which helps them develop analytical skills, comparative perspectives, critical judgment, and a knowledge base about the world. Upon graduation, students will have completed a subject-matter program in social science approved the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, allowing them to bypass the CSET exam and begin pursuing teaching at the high school or junior high school level.

  • Sociology Major

    Sociology students study a broad range of social behaviors from intimate family to the hostile mob, from crime to religion, and from the divisions of race and social class to the shared beliefs of a common culture.

  • Sociology Minor

    The sociology minor is ideal for students who wish to supplement their major area of study with a broader knowledge of human social behaviors.

  • Spanish Major

    The Spanish major prepares students to thrive in the Spanish-speaking world, equipping them with language skills, cultural knowledge, understanding of current events, and direct experience living and working abroad.

  • Spanish Minor

    The Spanish minor equips students with fundamental skills to thrive in the Spanish-speaking world: a solid grasp of the language, and an introduction to the culture and history.

  • Statistics Minor

    Students with any major or minor are eligible to earn the statistics minor. In particular, a student is permitted to earn both the statistics minor and the mathematics minor.

  • TESOL Minor

  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, M.A. (on campus, online, and field-based)

    APU’s Master of Arts in TESOL provides comprehensive preparation in English language teaching for those seeking careers in U.S.-based institutions or schools around the world. Students develop a theoretical foundation along with practical preparation for diverse teaching scenarios and environments. The program is offered on-campus in Azusa, online, and in a field-based format.

  • Vocational Development Minor

    The minor in vocational development helps students explore and discern vocational calling for themselves and others while pursuing a chosen major.

Note: This information is current for the 2019-20 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.