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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 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 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 students learn to apply basic knowledge, theories, and mathematical problem-solving approaches that aid modern discoveries in medicine, pharmacology, and toxicology.
Communication Studies Major
The communication studies major offers an in-depth study of communication in various contexts, including but not limited to classes in: rhetoric, argumentation, interpersonal communication, small group communication, organizational communication, conflict management, intercultural communication, and family communication.
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 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.
Digital Media and Communication, B.A. (Bachelor's Completion)
Azusa Pacific’s bachelor’s completion program in digital media is designed for transfer students who have at least 15 units and are interested in completing a Bachelor of Arts in Digital Media and Communication.Inland Empire and Murrieta only
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 students develop critical-thinking skills from extensive study of the world’s literature to further their ability to read, write, and analyze well.
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.
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.
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.
The journalism major offers an in-depth study of journalism, cultivating practical experience in writing, reporting, editing, and publication production and management. Students can choose from three concentrations: news and storytelling, media studies, and sports journalism.
This program offers the following areas of study: News and Storytelling, Media Studies, and Sports Journalism.
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.Online only
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.
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.
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.
APU’s premedical/predental track prepares students with the science and other prerequisite coursework necessary for success in medical and dental programs.
Public Relations Major
The Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations prepares students to become outstanding public relations professionals and difference makers in the field. Focusing on a combination of theory and practice, students gain knowledge and skills needed to succeed in public relations careers such as nonprofit and social causes, sports PR, event planning, and public relations in entertainment.
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 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.
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.
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.