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  • Accounting Major

    The Accounting major surveys the principles, theories, and concepts of the accounting profession while providing an intense review of the economic, quantitative, and managerial aspects of business.

  • Acting for the Stage and Screen Major

    This program prepares students for professional acting careers, as well as graduate studies in performance.

  • 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.

  • Animation and Visual Effects Major

    The Bachelor of Arts in Animation and Visual Effects will prepare you to make a difference as a skilled animator and storyteller in an influential industry. Hone your artistic ability with courses covering animation’s many facets while making use of a state of the art animation lab, and cultivate your narrative techniques with a comprehensive cinematic arts curriculum.

  • Applied Psychology, B.A. (online)

    The Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology equips learners with professional knowledge and practical skills in general psychology integrated with a Christian worldview. Choose from multiple emphasis areas to specialize in your field of interest.

    Online only
  • Applied Studies, B.A. (online)

    The Bachelor of Arts in Applied Studies is specially designed for the adult learner who has significant college credit and is seeking to complete a degree for career advancement through an individualized learning experience. Choose from multiple emphasis areas to specialize in your field of interest.

    Online only
  • Art Major

    Students take courses that provide a broad groundwork in the arts and select an area of specialization, choosing from a variety of courses to streamline their skills.

    This program offers the following areas of study: Studio Art and Teaching/Art Education.

  • Associate of Arts (A.A.) (online)

    The 60-unit Associate of Arts (A.A.) program offers students a broad foundation in the liberal arts.

    Online only
  • BSN (Upper-Division Transfer Program)

    The 2+2 Upper-Division Transfer Program allows students to transfer in coursework from other schools and complete their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) in six consecutive semesters, including summers.

    High Desert only
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

    Designed for working professionals with at least 15 units of transferable college credit, the BBA degree completion program equips you with the leadership and analytical skills needed to lead change in today's business world. Relevant coursework and real-world projects guided by faculty with business experience allow you to immediately apply learning at work.

    This program offers the following areas of study: Business Administration, Digital Marketing, Financial Management, Financial Planning, Human Resource Management, and Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

  • Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (online)

    The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) is a flexible, interdisciplinary program designed for learners who want a degree tailored to their own career goals. Students select courses from emphases and general electives that help them develop knowledge, skills, and attitudes to prepare them for their unique career.

    Online only
  • Biblical Studies Major

    Biblical Studies students receive a solid foundation in philosophy, Christian theology and ministry, and the Bible.

    This program offers the following areas of study: Archaeology and Biblical Hermeneutics.

  • 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.

  • 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, Molecular, and Organismal.

  • Bridge to BSN

    Designed for Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN) students preparing to enter their final year at a community college, the Bridge to BSN sequential enrollment option allows students to get an early start on coursework for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. Following completion of the ADN, students transition to Azusa Pacific to complete their BSN.

  • Business Economics Major

    The Business Economics major provides students analytical skills built on a strong general business foundation. This major focuses on business management responsibilities and the improvement in business decision making that comes from a deeper understanding of the economic environment of business including labor, environmental, and international issues.

  • Business Management Major

    This degree develops competence in conceptual, human, and technical skills necessary to enter into both public- and private-sector organizations.

  • Certificate of Advanced Management (online)

    The 18-unit Certificate of Advanced Management provides learners with advanced skills and competencies to increase the efficiency and productivity of their respective business, ministry, or organization.

    Online only
  • Certificate of Business Principles (online)

    The 18-unit Certificate of Business Principles provides non-business professionals with the essential knowledge and skills required to enter the field of business by offering economic, accounting, and quantitative business courses.

    Online only
  • Certificate of Distinction in Biblical Studies

    Students who maintain a GPA of at least 3.5 in their major can earn a Certificate of Distinction in Biblical Studies by completing 24–25 units of upper-division work in biblical studies and biblical languages.

  • Certificate of Distinction in Philosophy

    The Certificate of Distinction in Philosophy recognizes that a student has achieved a superior mastery of courses that provide a strong basis for graduate study in philosophy and in courses that demonstrate the student’s ability to think critically within a specialized area of philosophy.

  • Certificate of Distinction in Theology

    The Certificate of Distinction in Theology acknowledges the achievement of theology majors who exhibit a mastery of coursework in theology in preparation for graduate study by maintaining a GPA of 3.5 or better in 24 units of upper-division work in systematic theology, Church history, and the history of philosophy.

  • Chemistry Major

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

  • Christian Ministries Major

    Christian Ministries students are provided with a broad perspective in the field of religion and academic preparation combining theory and professional training.

    This program offers the following areas of study: Church and Pastoral Ministries Practices, Intercultural Christian Ministries, Ministry in Urban and Social Service Contexts, Sports Ministry, and Youth Outreach and Discipleship.

  • Cinematic Arts Major

    The Cinematic Arts major offers four concentrations: Animation, Critical Studies, Entertainment Executive, and Production/Post. A minor is also available in Critical Studies.

  • Cinematic Arts Production Major

    The Cinematic Arts Production major is a robust BFA degree program that equips students with a range of production skills spanning producing, directing, cinematography, and editing.

  • Commercial Music Major

    The Bachelor of Music in Commercial Music prepares students for careers in both the Christian and secular commercial music industry. Coursework maintains a real-world point of view, reflective of faculty who are primarily working professionals in the field of commercial music.

    This program offers the following areas of study: Audio Recording Track, Commercial Instrumental Track, Commercial Vocal Track, Composing and Arranging Track, and Music Business Track.

  • 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.

  • Composition Major

    The Bachelor of Music in Composition offers excellent preparation for graduate study or work as a professional composer. The program helps students discover a distinctive voice as they develop a portfolio of compositions. In addition to composition, courses in theory, music history, literature, conducting, and technology give students a thorough preparation in comprehensive musicianship.

  • Computer Information Systems Major

    The Bachelor of Arts 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.

  • Criminal Justice Major

    The criminal justice major prepares students to apply knowledge of criminal justice and critical analysis of social problems to promote the equitable application of the law for all people and become ethical Christian leaders in public and private organizations intended to make communities safer.

  • Criminal Justice, B.A. (bachelor’s completion)

    Azusa Pacific’s bachelor’s completion program in criminal justice is designed for transfer students who have at least 30 units and are interested in completing a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice.

  • Criminal Justice, B.S. (online)

    The online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice at University College equips learners with professional knowledge and practical skills in criminal justice while integrating a Christian worldview. Choose from multiple emphasis areas to specialize in your field of interest.

    Online only
  • Digital Gaming and Interactive Media Major

    Digital Gaming and Interactive Media students benefit from a well-rounded curriculum integrating storytelling, game mechanics, and technical art, preparing them for careers in the video game and interactive media industry.

  • Economics Major

    The economics major prepares students to think critically and analytically and prepares them to address complex problems in a wide variety of settings.

  • 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.

  • 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: Literature, Teaching, and Writing.

  • Finance Major

    This program aims to equip students with the theoretical understanding and practical skills necessary to evaluate and direct decisions regarding the allocation of financial resources.

  • Global Studies Major

    Global Studies offers a framework of study for those interested in the diverse and complex interrelations of peoples and nations through the exploration of global issues.

  • Graphic Design Major

    The Graphic Design major prepares students to think creatively about visual communication problems by gaining experience in print design, webpage design, digital imaging, and developing design systems.

  • Health Sciences, A.S. (online)

    The 60-unit Associate of Science (A.S.) in Health Sciences program offers students a broad knowledge base for the major elements in health sciences integrated with a Christian worldview.

    Online only
  • Health Sciences, B.S. (online)

    The Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences equips learners with professional knowledge and practical skills in the health science professions integrated with a Christian worldview. Choose from multiple emphasis areas to specialize in your field of interest.

    Online only
  • History Major

    History majors are instructed in human possibilities and limits through studies in American, European, and world history, as well as focused studies of various historical themes.

  • Honors Humanities Major

    For students in the Honors College, the Humanities major replaces General Education requirements, allowing students to complete two majors if desired. The program consists of nine courses in which students focus on topics such as leadership, wisdom, and democracy. Throughout these classes, students study the Great Works, including Aristotle, C.S. Lewis, and Mary Wollstonecraft, learning to apply insights to contemporary times.

  • Information Systems, B.S. (online)

    The Bachelor of Science in Information Systems equips learners for successful careers in information systems by providing a broad professional knowledge base alongside essential practical skills. Choose from multiple emphasis areas to specialize in your field of interest.

    Online only
  • Intensive English Programs

    APU's American Language and Culture Institute (ALCI) offers basic, intermediate, and advanced English training certificate programs to assist students with English proficiency skills for entering an American university.

  • 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 Business Major

    International Business incorporates a liberal arts approach to the disciplines of politics and cultural interrelationships as the program surveys the dynamics of an interdependent global business environment.

  • International Relations Major

    Through the international relations major, students learn how to make sense of global events, how both peaceful interaction and political crises shape the world, and to articulate Christian perspectives on relations between peoples and nations. Students are equipped 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.

  • Journalism Major

    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.

  • Kinesiology Major

    Exercise, movement, and sport help others thrive by improving health, fitness, and quality of life across the lifespan. APU's kinesiology major equips students for a variety of careers in these areas.

    This program offers the following areas of study: Health Professions, Applied Exercise Science, and Physical Education.

  • LVN to BSN

    The LVN to BSN program at Azusa Pacific University caters to working licensed nurses who want to further their skills and become leaders in the field. Students can complete the program in just two years, studying alongside a cohort of peers.

    Inland Empire and Monrovia only
  • Leadership, B.A. (online)

    The Bachelor of Arts in Leadership builds upon core management knowledge and seeks to synthesize leadership practice with organizational science theory, melding best practices with sound contemporary research. Choose from multiple emphasis areas to specialize in your field of interest.

    Online only
  • Liberal Studies Major

    The Liberal Studies degree provides future teacher candidates planning to be elementary school teachers with a broad knowledge base possible to teach up to a basic ninth-grade-level subject.

    This program offers the following areas of study: Art, English, Math, Music, Physical Education, Psychology, Science, Social Science, Spanish, and Special Education.

  • Liberal Studies, B.A. (also online)

    This program provides paraeducators and those seeking a career change with the subject-matter preparation necessary for elementary or K–12 special education school teachers.

  • Management, B.A. (online)

    The Bachelor of Arts in Management equips learners with the theoretical framework, practical skills, and ethical values essential for success as a Christian business professional. Choose from multiple emphasis areas to specialize in your field of interest.

    Online only
  • Marketing Major

    The Marketing major provides students with a strong general business foundation, plus marketing courses that address the primary functional concerns of marketing in industry and commerce.

  • Mathematics Major

    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.

  • Music Education (Pre-Teacher Certification) Major

    The Bachelor of Music in Music Education (Pre-Teacher Certification) program trains future music teachers in all areas including choral, instrumental, and general music, offering preparation in the necessary skills, knowledge, and appropriate methodologies for success at all levels of music education within California.

  • Music Major

    The Bachelor of Arts in Music offers a comprehensive music education for students interested in teaching, performance, or music theory. The program includes an ensemble requirement and emphases that develop skills in composition and performance.

    This program offers the following areas of study: Music Theory and Performance.

  • Music and Worship Major

    The Bachelor of Music with an emphasis in Music and Worship provides the student with a broad perspective in the field of music ministry and consists of academic preparation in music, Christian ministry, and practical theology. Graduates are given the tools needed to minister effectively in an ever-changing music ministry environment, and they are prepared for more specialized graduate study in music or Christian ministry.

  • Nursing Major

    The BSN (traditional program) is designed for recent high school graduates. Nursing students receive professional accreditation and clinical practice for their freshman through senior years, and are eligible for public health certification following graduation.

  • Organizational Leadership, B.S. (also online)

    This program is designed to be convenient and relevant for working professionals who wish to complete their bachelor's degree and prepare for leadership roles in a variety of profit and nonprofit organizations.

  • Performance Major

    The Bachelor of Music in Performance program is tailored to students desiring a career in performance, pedagogy (private teaching), or to pursue advanced degrees in performance. The performance emphasis is offered in voice, piano, organ, guitar, trumpet, trombone, baritone, euphonium, tuba, French horn, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, violin, viola, cello, bass, percussion, and harp.

  • Philosophy Major

    Philosophy students gain historical perspectives on philosophical concepts, principles for careful thought, and study of specific topics.

  • 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.

  • Political Science Major

    The Political Science major prepares students to take an informed, intelligent, and leading role in the affairs of their community, country, and world.

  • Pre-Engineering Program

    APU's pre-engineering program prepares students to complete an advanced engineering degree to use in a wide array of job opportunities in multiple scientific fields.

  • Pre-Nursing Health Science Certificate (online)

    The 16-unit certificate program offers students the opportunity to complete science and lab courses which are required by most nursing and health-related degree programs.

    Online only
  • 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.

  • Psychology Majors

    Students in either the B.A. in Psychology or B.S. in Psychology attain a greater understanding of human behavior, acquiring skills applicable to a variety of professional areas or graduate and doctoral studies.

  • Psychology, B.A. (bachelor's completion)

    Azusa Pacific’s bachelor’s completion program in psychology is designed for transfer students who have at least 30 units and are interested in completing a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.

  • 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.

  • RN to BSN (also online)

    This accelerated program for registered nurses sharpens clinical skills and focuses on organizational, managerial, and communication abilities that lead to more thorough patient care and increased leadership responsibility. An online program is also available.

  • Religious Studies Major

    This program provides a strong framework for students to engage people of other religious traditions respectfully and from a place of sincere Christian faith, awareness, and praxis.

  • Screenwriting Major

    The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Screenwriting degree is an intensive four-year training program designed to equip students for professional writing careers in the entertainment industry.

  • Social Science Major

    This major provides future teachers an integrated study of social sciences which help develop analytical skill, comparative perspective, critical judgment, and a knowledge base about the world.

  • Social Work Major

    The social work major prepares students with knowledge, values, and skills for generalist social work professional practice in work with diverse individuals, families, groups, and communities, both locally and globally.

  • 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.

  • Spanish Major

    The Spanish program seeks to guide student development in Spanish conversation, develop reading and compositional skills, and heighten cultural sensitivity.

  • Theater Arts Major

    This program offers a broad range of courses that focus on education, design and technical production, directing, playwriting, drama ministry, and theater for social change.

  • Theology Major

    Theology majors will be equipped for further theological studies, service in the Church, and participation in the concrete work of justice in today’s world by thoughtful devotion to the God of the Gospel. Students may also choose from three optional concentrations.

    This program offers the following areas of study: Church History, Historical and Systematic Theology, and Systematic Theology.

  • Visual Art Major

    The BFA is the professional undergraduate degree that is highly desired by serious students intent on pursuing careers or advanced degrees in the visual arts. Students have the flexibility to choose one of nine concentrations that is best suited to their academic and career goals.

    This program offers the following areas of study: Animation, Ceramics, Crafts, Drawing and Painting, Graphic Design, Interdisciplinary, Photography, New Genre Art Forms, and Sculpture.

  • Youth and Family Ministries Major

    Youth and family ministries students gain tools to develop a ministry of theory and practice to apply in future church leadership roles.

    This program offers the following areas of study: Church and Pastoral Ministries Practices, Intercultural Christian Ministries, Ministry in Urban and Social Service Contexts, Sports Ministry, and Youth Outreach and Discipleship.