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Integrating cultural, philosophical, and theological diversity throughout the curriculum, Azusa Pacific Online University offers certificates, associate’s degrees, and bachelor’s degrees.

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Liberal Arts Core

APOU’s undergraduate degree programs are built on a Liberal Arts Core. Incorporating faith and knowledge, the curriculum lays the foundation for responsible citizenship, historical and cultural literacy, and respect for God honoring diversity, while engaging students in written and oral communications, history and humanities, social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences, mathematics, and information technology.

Learners pursuing any of APOU’s four-year degrees are advised to complete the Liberal Arts Core before starting their major requirements. These units may be satisfied by completing the classes below or may be transferred in from a regionally accredited community college or university. Articulated transfer units may be applied toward major requirements, subject to all APOU policies and guidelines. Learners must attain at least a 2.0 (C) grade point average in the major. All required courses must be taken for a letter grade where the option exists.

All degree-seeking APOU students are required to begin with the following Core courses:

Skills and University Requirements (24 units)

APOU 101 Momentum: Success in the University

COMM 111 Public Communication

CS 205 Basic Software Tools

ENGL 101 Expository Writing

ENGL 102 Composition: Argument and Analysis

SPAN 121 Beginning Spanish I

SPAN 122 Beginning Spanish II

STAT 280 Applied Statistics

Integrative Liberal Arts (27 units)

APBL 100 Old Testament Survey

APBL 105 New Testament Survey

ART 150 Introduction to Art

ECON 203 Principles of Microeconomics

HIST 202 World Civilization

HLTH 101 Health Education

MIN 108 Christian Life, Faith, and Ministry

PHIL 110 Introduction to Critical Thinking

PHYC 140 Introduction to Astronomy

TOTAL: 51 units

Note: This information is current for the 2014 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. To view 2014 program information, please refer to the catalog.

From a student:
"I know that these classes will encourage my spiritual, mental, and personal growth and I look forward to discovering where they will lead me."