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: Applied Mathematics, Applied Mathematics: Actuarial Science, Applied Mathematics: Computer Science, and Applied Mathematics: 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Chemistry students learn to apply basic knowledge, theories, and mathematical problem-solving approaches that aid modern discoveries in medicine, pharmacology, and toxicology.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
The physics minor is ideal for students majoring in mathematics, chemistry, or biology.
APU’s premedical/predental track prepares students with the science and other prerequisite coursework necessary for success in medical and dental programs.
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.
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.