Professional Programs

Azusa Pacific’s professional bachelor’s completion programs are designed for students who have transferable college credit and want to finish their degree at APU. The minimum number of units required to transfer varies by program. Explore APU’s professional program offerings by academic area:

School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences

School of Nursing

General Education Requirements for Professional Undergraduate Students

APU’s General Education program comprises five major outcome areas, and all of these requirements must be met by approved classes:

  • Intellectual and Practical Skills

  • Knowledge of Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World

  • Biblical, Theological, and Philosophical Formation

  • Personal and Social Responsibility

  • Integrative and Applied Learning

All courses approved to satisfy General Education requirements are identified in the class schedule and are included on the list of approved General Education courses. This list is available through the Graduate and Professional Registrar. Additional courses may be approved in the future.

Even though students work closely with their Academic Records Counselor in determining their General Education requirements, the responsibility for fulfilling these requirements is solely that of the student.

All professional undergraduate students are required to access their Web-based Advisement Report (through for information regarding their major and General Education requirements and fulfillment of these requirements. Any questions about the application of transfer classes for course requirements should be directed to an Academic Records Counselor in the Office of the Graduate and Professional Registrar.

Intellectual and Practical Skills

Inquiry and analysis, critical and creative thinking, written and oral communication, wellness, quantitative literacy, information literacy, and teamwork and problem solving

Writing 2
PRWR 260Writing 2: Psychology sub-disciplines and career trajectories 13
or PRWR 262 Writing 2: Criminal Justice Research Methods
or UNRS 306 Writing 2: Theoretical Frameworks in Nursing
Writing 3
PRCJ 496Writing 3: Senior Capstone in Criminal Justice3-4
or PRPS 362 Research Methods in Psychology
or UNRS 496 Writing 3: Ethics and Issues in Health Care
or RNRS 458 (Pending Approval)
Oral Communication
PRCO 111Public Communication3
Quantitative Literacy
PRMA 130Introduction to Statistics3
or UNRS 299 Statistics and Data Management for Nursing and Health Care
or PRMA 110 College Algebra
Total Units12-13

Writing 2 is waived for professional undergraduate applicants transferring in 60+ units before beginning their first APU semester. 

Knowledge of Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World

PRHI 120World Civilizations to 16483
or PRHI 121 World Civilizations Since 1648
or PRHI 151 United States History to 1877
PREN 111Studies in Literature3
Fine Arts
PRAR 150Introduction to Art3
Social Science
PRCJ 110Intro to Criminal Justice3
or PRPS 110 General Psychology
or PRPS 290 Human Growth and Development
Natural Science with Lab
PRBI 101Fundamentals of Biology4
or PRPY 140 Introduction to Astronomy
Total Units16

Biblical, Theological, and Philosophical Formation*

Interpretation, analysis, and application of scriptural principles

PRMI 108Christian Life, Faith, and Ministry3
PRBL 100Introduction to Biblical Literature: Exodus/Deuteronomy3
PRBL 230Luke/Acts3
PRPH 220Introduction to Philosophy3
Total Units12

A professional undergraduate applicant’s total number of units transferred in before their first APU semester changes the Biblical, Theological, and Philosophical Formation requirements. For more information, visit General Education Information for Professional Transfer Students.

Personal and Social Responsibility

Civic knowledge and engagement (local and global), intercultural knowledge and competence, ethical reasoning and action, and foundations and skills for lifelong learning

Civic Knowledge and Engagement
PRCJ 200Criminal Justice, Civic Engagement and Social Responsibility3
or PRPO 150 American Government
or UNRS 382 Community Health Nursing
Intercultural Competence
PRPS 400Cultural Psychology3
or UNRS 384 Urban/Rural Health Nursing
Total Units6

Integrative and Applied Learning

PRPS 475Research Experience I2-3
or UNRS 412 Clinical Residency Nursing
or PRCJ 460 Criminal Justice Internship
or PRPS 455 Field Experience
or RNRS 482 (Pending Approval)
Total Units2-3

Total APU General Education for professional students: 40-49 units

The Accelerated RN to BSN General Education curriculum is in revision, pending university approval. Check the Accelerated RN to BSN Degree Completion program pages for GE requirements for the 2017-18 academic year.