The bachelor of arts in liberal arts provides a solid foundation of  knowledge and practical skills for future teachers and those entering a  variety of other professions. Our experienced faculty create a  stimulating interdisciplinary learning environment for you to explore a  broad range of topics. This major is designed to prepare you for success in your life, community and career.


  • A challenging and supportive academic environment
  • Cohorts groups meet face-to-face for class one night per week
  • Cohort of 12-24 adults progress through the program together
  • Experienced faculty and assignments that apply to everyday life
  • Students from a variety of life stages and cultural backgrounds

Program director

Peggy Avakian
Peggy Avakian, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Education

Admission requirements

  • Application form
  • $40 fee (fee is waived for those attending an information meeting)
  • Official high school transcripts or diploma
  • Official college transcripts
  • Recommendation form


  • 60 transferable baccalaureate-level units
  • Minimum 2.4 GPA

Course listing

Lower-division Major

KIN-121Concepts of Wellness 
MATH-136Mathematical Concepts I3
MATH-137Mathematical Concepts II3

Required Courses (42 Units)

All of the following courses must be completed at fresno pacific university

Semester 1
HIST-421American Ethnicity and Pluralism3
LANG-331Linguistics and Modern Grammar3
HIST-441California History and Politics3
ART-301Art Fundamentals3
Semester 2
LA-381Introduction to Teaching3
LIT-467Literature for Children and Young Adults3
GEOG-321Cultural Geography of the Central Valley3
BIB-438Biblical Perspectives for Educators3
Semester 3
PSY-352Advanced Child Growth and Development3
DRA-357Creative Drama3
KIN-321Theory of Physical Education3
LA-415Senior Research Seminar3
General Education
BIB-314Jesus and the Christian Community*3
LA-405Pathways in Education**3

* take prior to BIB-438
** recommended in semester one

Additional General Education Requirements

See general education summary: degree completion


Elective units as needed to meet the bachelor of arts minimum. this requirement may be met through allowable college coursework, advanced placement exams, college level examination program, international baccalaureate exams, military or ace credit and prior learning assessment.