Fresno Pacific University

Introduction

Fresno Pacific University is the Valley’s only accredited Christian university, connecting every student’s untapped potential with unlimited opportunity for professional, personal and ethical growth. Nonprofit and independent, FPU offers more than 100 areas of study to about 4,000 traditional undergraduates, adult degree completion, graduate and seminary students at the main campus in Southeast Fresno and throughout the Valley at regional campuses in North Fresno, Visalia, Bakersfield, and Merced as well as online. Our students chase big ideas and explore deep faith through five schools: The School of Business; the School of Natural Sciences; the School of Humanities, Religion and Social Sciences; the School of Education; and Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary. The university also reaches about 10,000 students through professional development studies.

Since class opened in 1944, FPU has encouraged first-generation students to achieve more, while building the region’s highest four-year graduation rate. We make education accessible by providing financial aid to 98 percent of traditional undergraduates—and a four-year graduation guarantee to those who qualify. Not just a Hispanic-Serving Institution, FPU is among the nation’s top 10 HSIs for highest Hispanic graduation rates, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education. The university is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) and included in U.S. News & World Report’s top tier among Regional Universities—West.

Preparing students to achieve more than they thought possible starts with faculty. More than 80 percent hold doctorates and all combine challenging scholarship with real-world application. Individual attention and contact beyond the classroom support lifelong learning through faculty-student relationships.

Fresno Pacific University — possible happens here.

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B.A. in Biblical and Theological Studies

Campus Full time 4 years January 2019 USA Fresno

The biblical and theological studies program will help you discern and prepare for the call to serve God and the church and to deepen your knowledge of Scripture and ministry. Using the biblical text as a primary source, you’ll gain multiple viewpoints and encounter a wide array of voices. Reenact first century Jerusalem in full costume or study environmental issues through a faith-based lens. You'll take courses taught by well-traveled faculty with expertise in pastoral ministry, literature, missions, and archeology. Your passion for both learning and the church will come alive as you ask the important questions and learn what it means to live a God-centered life. [+]

Overview

The biblical and theological studies program will help you discern and prepare for the call to serve God and the church and to deepen your knowledge of Scripture and ministry. Using the biblical text as a primary source, you’ll gain multiple viewpoints and encounter a wide array of voices. Reenact first century Jerusalem in full costume or study environmental issues through a faith-based lens. You'll take courses taught by well-traveled faculty with expertise in pastoral ministry, literature, missions, and archeology. Your passion for both learning and the church will come alive as you ask the important questions and learn what it means to live a God-centered life.

Highlights A minor can be added to any program to enhance your education Take advantage of service opportunities with Mennonite Central Committee and other organizations Choose from several study abroad opportunities, including a summer trip to Israel Apply for scholarships dedicated to Biblical and Theological Studies students Career opportunities ... [-]

B.A. in Business Administration

Campus Full time 4 years January 2019 USA Fresno

Whether you want to do business internationally, lead a non-profit organization, or inherit a family business, you'll gain the foundational skills you need as a business major at Fresno Pacific University. [+]

Overview

Whether you want to do business internationally, lead a non-profit organization, or inherit a family business, you'll gain the foundational skills you need as a business major at Fresno Pacific University. Courses are taught with an emphasis on ethical leadership and social responsibility, with the ability to scale to any business type or size. Understand how culture impacts business operations in an International Business course or launch your own company in your capstone project. Learn from faculty with global experience in consulting and entrepreneurship in small classes that give you personalized attention. Network with local businesses for internships and develop a resume with experiences that will stand out in the job market.... [-]


B.A in Psychology

Campus Full time 4 years January 2019 USA Fresno

To help others we must first understand why they believe and behave the way they do. As a psychology major at Fresno Pacific University, you’ll learn to think in new ways as you examine people from scientific, religious, philosophical, physiological and socio-cultural perspectives. Whether you’re observing the application of behavioral principles with the animals at the Chaffee Zoo or practicing reflective listening in a mock counseling session, you’ll take a hands-on approach to your learning. [+]

Overview

To help others we must first understand why they believe and behave the way they do. As a psychology major at Fresno Pacific University, you’ll learn to think in new ways as you examine people from scientific, religious, philosophical, physiological and socio-cultural perspectives. Whether you’re observing the application of behavioral principles with the animals at the Chaffee Zoo or practicing reflective listening in a mock counseling session, you’ll take a hands-on approach to your learning. Learn from faculty with a range of clinical training and perspectives as you study human behavior and mental processes in a theoretical and applied manner. Take your studies beyond the classroom with research projects and field trips.... [-]


BSc

B.S. in Biology

Campus Full time 4 years January 2019 USA Fresno

As a biology major at Fresno Pacific University, you’ll explore big questions and learn to navigate faith and science in your studies. Courses will take you to diverse habitats, from studying the principles of ecology at Kings Canyon National Park to analyzing fish behavior along California’s Central Coast. You'll cover a range of topics, including molecular biology, global ecosystems, human biology and the diversity of life, preparing for a range of careers in science and beyond. [+]

Overview

As a biology major at Fresno Pacific University, you’ll explore big questions and learn to navigate faith and science in your studies. Courses will take you to diverse habitats, from studying the principles of ecology at Kings Canyon National Park to analyzing fish behavior along California’s Central Coast. You'll cover a range of topics, including molecular biology, global ecosystems, human biology and the diversity of life, preparing for a range of careers in science and beyond. Study under professors who have specialized in a wide range of topics, from bacteria to insects to trees to fluid dynamics, and explore opportunities to delve into research projects. With a B.S., you’ll gain a greater depth of foundational coursework in the major as you work toward a research capstone.... [-]


B.S. in Software Engineering

Campus Full time 4 years January 2019 USA Fresno

As a Software Engineering major at Fresno Pacific University, you’ll immerse yourself in the world of computing technology as you learn to develop products and solve problems to meet the needs of the Central Valley and beyond. You’ll learn programming, software design, and ethics in computing from faculty who have experience working for Chrysler, Motorola, Microsoft, and other major technology companies. [+]

Overview

As a Software Engineering major at Fresno Pacific University, you’ll immerse yourself in the world of computing technology as you learn to develop products and solve problems to meet the needs of the Central Valley and beyond. You’ll learn programming, software design, and ethics in computing from faculty who have experience working for Chrysler, Motorola, Microsoft, and other major technology companies. The entire program is designed to teach you software design and development skills with a focus on ethical and socially responsible practice. Learn by doing as you build a strong background in engineering and project management to advance in today’s technology-driven career field.... [-]


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Fresno Pacific University

Address Fresno Pacific University 1717 S Chestnut Ave
93702 Fresno, California, USA
Website http://fresno.edu/
Phone +1 559-453-2000