Fresno Pacific University

Introduction

Welcome to Fresno Pacific University! Here we challenge students to think critically, excel academically and live ethically. Our core values and commitment to building character spring from a distinctively Christian perspective. Fresno Pacific prepares people to lead in professions, serve society and transform culture.

We are the Central Valley's only accredited Christian university, offering leading academic programs, and ethical and spiritual development through traditional bachelor's degree, adult degree completion, master's, certificate and credentialing programs. We are accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).

Learning is a lifelong journey, and our undergraduate, graduate and professional development programs provide direction and build competence. The curriculum is organized into four schools: Business, Education, Natural Sciences, and Humanities, Religion and Social Sciences. While each is centered on different disciplines, all are grounded in the same values.

Whether fresh out of high school or juggling family and work responsibilities, those who study here examine assumptions and sharpen critical thinking, reasoning and leadership skills. At the same time our Christian faculty mentor students, teaching them how to think, not telling them what to think. Through this process, our graduates learn and achieve more than they ever imagined possible--academically, personally and professionally.

We measure our success by the accomplishments of our graduates. They become leaders at work, in church and in the world.

Our Vision

Fresno Pacific is a leading Christian university known for academic excellence, innovative programming and spiritual vitality.

Our Values

Fresno Pacific University embodies Christ-centered values.

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B.S. in Applied Math

Campus Full time August 2017 USA Fresno

The Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics is appropriate for those students who want to focus their energies in the area of applications of mathematics. The B.S. degree is for those students who may seek careers in industry or engineering or may be considering graduate school in the applied sciences. This degree includes a research capstone... [+]

B.S. in Applied Math The Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics is appropriate for those students who want to focus their energies in the area of applications of mathematics. The B.S. degree is for those students who may seek careers in industry or engineering or may be considering graduate school in the applied sciences. This degree includes a research capstone. Highlights Small class sizes Emphasis on research Faculty who are experts in their field and who care about their students Career opportunities Common careers for applied mathematics majors include industrial engineer, statistician, computer programmer, data analyst and educator. Our graduates are well prepared for graduate-level work, including teacher credential programs and master’s level research programs. [-]

B.S. in Biology

Campus Full time August 2017 USA Fresno

With a bachelor of science in biology, you’ll gain greater depth of foundational coursework in supporting fields, additional breadth within the major and a research capstone... [+]

B.S. in Biology With a bachelor of science in biology, you’ll gain greater depth of foundational coursework in supporting fields, additional breadth within the major and a research capstone. Emphases Environmental emphasis - for students with interests in environmental biology. Human health emphasis - for students interested in health professions. Secondary teaching emphasis - for students interested in teaching secondary biology. Individualized emphasis - for students with specific interests which are not offered. Must be approved by the program director. Career opportunities Common careers for biologists include teachers, researchers and environmental scientists. Our graduates are also well-prepared for graduate study, including teacher credential programs and master’s level research. [-]

B.S. in Chemistry

Campus Full time August 2017 USA Fresno

The B.S. degree in chemistry is appropriate for those who seek greater depth of foundational coursework in supporting fields, additional breadth within the major and a research capstone... [+]

B.S. in Chemistry The B.S. degree in chemistry is appropriate for those who seek greater depth of foundational coursework in supporting fields, additional breadth within the major and a research capstone. Highlights Small class sizes Emphasis on research Faculty who are experts in their field and who care about their students Career opportunities Common careers for chemists include teachers, researcher, forensic and environmental scientists. Our graduates are also well-prepared for graduate study, including teacher credential programs and master’s level research. [-]

B.S. in Software Engineering

Campus Full time August 2017 USA Fresno

The B.S. program is for students who desire a more extensive education in computing. You will gain more practical knowledge and will be prepared to continue your studies in a graduate program. [+]

Immerse yourself in the world of technology as a software engineering major. Courses will teach you programming, software design, project management and much more that will prepare you for a career in the real-world. The entire program is designed to teach you software engineering skills in a manner that is both ethical and socially responsible. The B.S. program is for students who desire a more extensive education in computing. You will gain more practical knowledge and will be prepared to continue your studies in a graduate program. Highlights Opportunity to study software engineering in a technology hub Network with the best computing professionals in the Central Valley Learn by doing with two real-world projects embedded in the major Gain the skills needed to thrive in computing and software development Career opportunities With a degree in software engineering, you will gain a foundation for work in careers that deal with support for computing systems, designing and developing software, managing related projects, and methods for processing large quantities of information. These skills have applications in many fields including business, education, natural sciences, health industries, manufacturing industries, marketing, and entertainment, as well as direct technology fields. Course listing General Education Prerequisites Code Title Units - MATH-210 Calculus I 4 Required Courses (55 Units) Code Title Units CSSE-112 Survey of Computer Science 3 CSSE-220 Object-Oriented Programming 3 CSSE-230 Computer Architecture & Digital Design 2 CSSE-240 Data Structures & Algorithms 3 CSSE-260 Automata, Formal Languages, & Models 3 CSSE-310 Programming Languages 3 CSSE-336 Operating Systems & Networks 2 CSSE-350 Software Engineering 3 CSSE-352 Software Design 3 CSSE-370 Internet Programming 3 CSSE-380 Database Systems 3 CSSE-390 Ethics in Computing 3 CSSE-455 Software Quality Assurance 3 CSSE-457 Software Project Management 3 CSSE-480 Computing Projects in the Community 1 CSSE-490 Senior Project 1 MATH-220 Calculus II 4 MATH-335 Linear Algebra 3 MATH-360 Probability & Statistical Methods 3 MATH-370 Discrete Mathematics 3 [-]

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B.A. in Biblical and Religious Studies

Campus Full time August 2017 USA Fresno

Recognizing a call to serve God and the church, you’re looking to deepen your knowledge of Scripture and ministry. The Biblical and Religious Studies program at Fresno Pacific University is here to help you discern and prepare for that call. FPU is committed to the biblical record as a primary source of direction for both personal and corporate Christian life. You will be exposed to a wide range of courses... [+]

B.A. in Biblical and Religious Studies Recognizing a call to serve God and the church, you’re looking to deepen your knowledge of Scripture and ministry. The Biblical and Religious Studies program at Fresno Pacific University is here to help you discern and prepare for that call. FPU is committed to the biblical record as a primary source of direction for both personal and corporate Christian life. You will be exposed to a wide range of courses in Bible, theology and church history. Our professors are committed to not only teaching Scripture, but strive to set an example as followers. Highlights Opportunities to interact with diverse populations and study abroad to places like Israel Designed to broaden your perspective and hone your gifts Structured to help liberate students from parochial confines Consistent with the character of the university as a liberal arts institution Concentrations Biblical Literature Biblical Studies Religious Studies Theology and Ethics Career opportunities Our graduates serve the church and their community in many ways, including teaching and youth ministry. Our courses will prepare you for work in teaching, pastoral ministry, missions, parachurch organizations and more. You will also be equipped to pursue seminary training or graduate studies in biblical or theological studies. [-]

B.A. in Psychology

Campus Full time August 2017 USA Fresno

The great philosophers throughout time have all understood that behind the experience of life is its deeper meaning – a philosophy. As a philosophy major at Fresno Pacific University, your pursuit of wisdom through will take you through a logical investigation of reality, knowledge and morality. Our courses familiarize you with classic and foundational texts in philosophy and its main components... [+]

B.A. in Psychology The great philosophers throughout time have all understood that behind the experience of life is its deeper meaning – a philosophy. As a philosophy major at Fresno Pacific University, your pursuit of wisdom through will take you through a logical investigation of reality, knowledge and morality. Our courses familiarize you with classic and foundational texts in philosophy and its main components. You will graduate with the tools of the philosopher—observation, reflection and analysis—and with these skills you can examine political and public issues and actively serve as a conscience in society and the church. Highlights Recognize, categorize and critically evaluate contemporary philosophers and philosophical schools of thought. Understand significant portions of the history of philosophy and of the way Christian intellectual traditions have both enriched and been enriched by that history of inquiry. Engage and articulate contemporary philosophical problems and describe the ways philosophers have grappled with fundamental questions about reality, knowledge, ethics, aesthetics and the human condition (among others). Communicate with precise philosophical argumentation, reason-informed critical reflection and clear argumentative prose, and recognize as well as critically evaluate the validity and truth of philosophical arguments. Career opportunities Philosophy is cross-disciplinary in scope, drawing upon faculty and courses in all divisions of the college, and preparing you for diverse career options. Our graduates possess the critical thinking skills that in high demand in today’s evolving job market. You’ll be prepared for careers in data management and analysis, writing and ministry, as well as graduate study in theology, religious studies and many more. [-]

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B.A. in Business Administration

Campus Full time August 2017 USA Fresno

Leading within a company, whether large or small, domestic or international, takes more than learning the practical operational skills—it takes understanding people. The business administration program at Fresno Pacific University will prepare you to successfully lead and manage in many kinds of organizations with ethics that are grounded in Christian values. Your mastery of business principles and... [+]

B.A. in Business Administration Leading within a company, whether large or small, domestic or international, takes more than learning the practical operational skills—it takes understanding people. The business administration program at Fresno Pacific University will prepare you to successfully lead and manage in many kinds of organizations with ethics that are grounded in Christian values. Your mastery of business principles and your development of a strong base of practical skills and experiences will include a concentration of study in a career area that you chose. You will learn how to be an effective leader, steward and business professional that runs sustainable organizations that truly serve others, domestically and globally. Your business degree also prepares you for graduate studies. Highlights Choice of five career-relevant concentrations with a strong, unifying core Integration of theory, practice and ethics Effective application of practical, timely business knowledge Integration of business administration and Christian faith Access to business advisors and professors for guidance and learning Commitment to learning, professionalism, stewardship and sustainability Concentrations Accounting Finance Management/Organizational Studies Marketing Nonprofit Administration Career opportunities Our graduates have interned in settings as diverse as Wall Street investment firms, international relief entities and the entertainment industry, to name a few. Many students also intern in businesses throughout the Central Valley. As an FPU graduate, you will be able to apply your business major to work in organizational environments ranging from global corporations to small family owned businesses, franchises, churches and more. Your bachelor’s degree in business will also prepare you with the academic qualifications and skills for admission into graduate school programs in law, business administration (MBA) and public administration. [-]

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Fresno Pacific University

Address 1717 S. Chestnut Ave.
Fresno, CA 93702 United States
Website http://fresno.edu/
Phone +1 559-453-2000