General Education Program

Each student graduating from APU completes a maximum of 62 units of General Education courses. The number of units required is determined by whether a student enters as a freshman or as a transfer student, and by the year the student begins coursework at APU. Current students seeking to transfer coursework from other colleges and universities must verify with One Stop | Undergraduate Enrollment Services Center that those courses will be accepted for General Education credit. The policy for transferring credits to meet General Education requirements is available at One Stop and online.

Information for Transfer Students

Students transferring in to Azusa Pacific University may have some of their General Education requirements met by classes taken at their previous institution(s). Additionally, the unit requirements for God’s Word and the Christian Response may be adjusted depending on the number of units the student transferred in to APU. See the Transfer Applicants section of the catalog for further information about these adjusted requirements.

The evaluation of a student’s transfer work is conducted by One Stop | Registrar. All students are encouraged to work with One Stop and their academic advisor to determine their General Education requirements.

Honors Course Equivalency

Students who have completed Honors courses will be granted GE credit according to the following chart.

Honors course completed          =         GE requirements satisfied                                       

HON 101 (Leadership, 6 units)    =

MIN 108, Oral Communication, and WRIT 110


6 units from HON 240, HON 260, HON 280, or HON 300   =

Student’s choice of 6 units from: UBBL 100, Humanities: Literature, Humanities: History, or  PHIL 220


12 units from HON 240, HON 260, HON 280, or HON 300   =    

Student’s choice of 12 units from UBBL 100, UBBL 230, Humanities: Literature, Humanities: History, Humanities: Fine Arts, PHIL 220, Theology, and Writing 2: Genre, Evidence, and Persuasion


18 units from HON 240, HON 260, HON 280, or HON 300    =

Student’s choice of 18 units from: UBBL 100, UBBL 230, Humanities: Literature, Humanities: History, Humanities: Fine Arts, PHIL 220, Intercultural Competence, Theology, and Writing 2: Genre, Evidence, and Persuasion


24 units from HON 240, HON 260, HON 280, and HON 300   =

Student’s choice of 24 units from: UBBL 100, UBBL 230, Humanities: Literature, Humanities: History, Humanities: Fine Arts, PHIL 220, Theology, Intercultural Competence, Integrative and Applied Learning, Writing 2: Genre, Evidence, and Persuasion, and Writing 3: Writing in the Discipline


HON 340 (Nature, 6 units)        =         Humanities: Natural Sciences and Humanities: Social Sciences


HON 360 (Democracy, 3 units)     =        Civic engagement


HON 380 (Wisdom, 3 units)       =          Upper-division Bible

*Note: Though GE credit will be granted for completion of these Honors courses, the courses may still be required for the student’s major.