Allied Health Major
The Allied Health major prepares students for a career or further graduate study in a broad range of allied health fields by focusing on scientific knowledge in the subject areas of biology, anatomy, physiology, and associated scientific disciplines.
Applied Mathematics Major
Applied mathematics majors learn to solve problems from a variety of disciplines by developing mathematical models, applying computational algorithms, and analyzing results. Students choose from four concentrations: applied mathematics, applied mathematics: actuarial science (What does an actuary do?), applied mathematics: computer science, and applied mathematics: physics.
This program offers the following areas of study: Standard Applied Mathematics Track, Actuarial Science, Computer Science, Physics, and Statistics and Data Science.
Applied Statistics and Data Science, MS
The applied statistics and data science master’s degree prepares students to become leaders in rapidly growing fields involving data analysis. Students may choose an emphasis in biostatistics or business analytics, as well as choose a part-time or full-time format.
This program offers the following areas of study: Biostatistics and Business Analytics.
Biochemistry majors gain knowledge in biology and chemistry and apply theories, problem-solving techniques, laboratory applications, and instrumentation procedures to better understand biochemical principles and living systems. This program offers the following areas of study: Pre-Health Professions and Research.
This program offers the following areas of study: Pre-Health Professions and Research.
Biological Sciences Major
Biological science majors acquire foundational knowledge of core biology topics and apply the scientific method, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills to gain a deeper understanding of living organisms.
This program offers the following areas of study: Biological Systems, Ecological, and Cellular and Molecular.
Biology minors develop a solid foundation in general biology, cell biology, biology of microorganisms, and general chemistry, and take the opportunity to explore other biology subfields such as neurobiology, genetics, molecular biology, and more.
The master’s in biotechnology program prepares students for success in biotechnology careers through coursework and training in areas such as molecular biology, pharmacology of pharmaceutics and biopharmaceutics, bioinformatics, industrial statistics, project management, biotech business ethics, and more.
Chemistry majors learn to apply chemical knowledge, theories, mathematical problem-solving methods, laboratory techniques, and instrumental analysis to better understand the properties and reactivity of matter as well as practical applications of chemical reactivity.
Chemistry minors are equipped with a solid foundation in general and organic chemistry, with the opportunity to explore advanced chemistry courses that provide in-depth instruction on complex chemical concepts and hands-on laboratory experience. This minor is an especially valuable addition to computer science, engineering, mathematics, and physics majors.
Computer Information Systems Major
The Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems (CIS) provides a foundation for students planning a career in the analysis, design, and implementation of information systems.
Computer Information Systems Minor
Acquire the computer applications skills that support information technology in business systems. Together with a major in the sciences, business, or another discipline, the computer information systems minor can open pathways to careers in a wide range of fields.
Computer Science Major
The bachelor’s degree in computer science prepares students for graduate work in computer science and for careers in fields such as computer programming and software engineering.
Computer Science Minor
Become skilled in the basics of computer science, and pair this minor with a major in the sciences, business, or another discipline for an extra advantage in competitive job markets.
Data Science Minor
The minor in data science comprises a core introductory sequence in statistics, computer science, data ethics, and data visualization, plus three electives chosen from other data-centric and computational courses across departments.
The engineering major equips students with a solid foundation in engineering principles for a variety of fields including aerospace, agriculture, automotive, business, defense, energy, health care, and telecommunications.
This program offers the following areas of study: Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Systems Engineering.
Integrated Bachelor’s and Teaching Credential
APU’s undergraduate teacher preparation program allows you to earn both a bachelor’s degree and preliminary K-12 California teaching credential in just four years, including one or two summers.
This program offers the following areas of study: Allied Health, Liberal Studies, and Math.
The mathematics major is an ideal preparation for a variety of analytical careers. Mathematics majors often choose to minor in physics, computer science, finance, economics, business management, or some other discipline. Students who plan to teach at the secondary level should choose the secondary math education track, which waives the CSET exam.
This program offers the following areas of study: General Mathematics and Secondary Math Education.
Develop your quantitative and analytical thinking skills, which can be used in a broad range of career and life pursuits. For students with AP Calculus credit, the minor requires just 12-16 units instead of the usual 19.
Physics majors develop analytical skills and problem-solving abilities that prepare them for a wide variety of technical careers or further studies in physics, engineering, materials science, geophysics, biophysics, electronics, chemistry, or aerospace, or for a physics teaching career. Physics majors can earn a mathematics minor by taking just one additional math course.
This program offers the following areas of study: General Physics and Physics Secondary Education.
Learn the fundamentals of matter and energy and how to solve complex problems using conceptual analysis and mathematical techniques. This minor is ideal for students majoring in mathematics, engineering, computer science, chemistry, or biology.
APU’s Prephysical Therapy/Preoccupational Therapy Track prepares students with the science and other prerequisite coursework necessary for success as a doctor of physical therapy (DPT) or occupational therapist.
APU’s premedical/predental track prepares students with the science and other prerequisite coursework necessary for success in medical and dental programs.
Learn fundamental mathematical methods and problem-solving strategies, and how to communicate mathematical ideas in speech and writing. Students with any major or minor are eligible to earn the statistics minor—in particular, a student is permitted to earn the statistics minor and the mathematics minor.
Note: This information is current for the 2023-24 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.