Course Modalities and Instructional Activities

Undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs are taught in a variety of formats including face-to-face, online (including various methods of distance learning), and a combination of these formats known as blended. Further, the proportion of method of instruction meets with their learning style. Information on whether programs are online, face-to-face, or blended can be found in the university catalogs.

Some undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs may have clinical placements, fieldwork, or practicum assignments at clinics, schools, hospitals, or other APU-approved organizations that meet specific degree program and/or certification requirements. Such placements and assignments may need to be completed within the geographic vicinity of Azusa Pacific University’s main campus or regional locations. Check with your department of interest regarding these requirements as part of your admission process, especially if there is a possibility you may relocate out of the area before your program is completed.

Asynchronous online classes have no required class meetings for live interaction with the instructor and/or class. Students have a time frame for participation each week, but they may contribute whenever they choose in accordance with course instructions. Online students must be able to use the internet and have a computer with internet connectivity.