Coaches provide inspiration and leadership to sports teams—both competitive and recreational. The coaching minor equips students with the tools needed in many coaching roles. Certification by the American Sport Education Program is also available through this minor.
The coaching minor offers students the basic tools needed for coaching any type of sports program: first aid, caring for injuries (and preventing them), nutrition, an understanding of coaching methods and analyses of sports of interest to the student.
The pre-law/criminal justice major equips prospective lawyers or criminal justice personnel to be knowledgeable about the legal and criminal justice systems in the United States. It provides an understanding of alternative approaches to conflict resolution and the pursuit of justice and prepares graduates to pursue value-based careers in a law-related fields.
Chemistry explores the composition, properties, structure, and reactions of matter. The chemistry major provides students with an understanding of the unifying themes-and diversity-of natural and synthetic materials and their importance within the environment and technology.
The intercultural studies major prepares students for living and working within cultures different from their own. Students develop a broadened perspective and the knowledge needed to function and serve in our inter-dependent global society.
This major is built around a core set of interdisciplinary courses designed to give a broad understanding of the world and connections between societies. It offers two emphases:
Ministry, put simply, is an act (or acts) of service to others. Expanding on this definition, the contemporary Christian ministries major prepares graduates for ministry by focusing on specific needs and roles in church and para-church organizations. Thus, this major is designed for students with an interest in practical forms of service in church and para-church ministries.
Successful managers understand the functioning components of their organization: employees, production, customer needs, operational needs, etc. The bachelor of arts degree in business administration with an emphasis in management/organizational studies provides graduates with a deep understanding of these core components.
Accounting provides statistical analyses of business transactions: purchases, profits, liabilities and assets. Accountants are in constant high demand, as they help to provide an organization with both credibility and sustainability. FPU's bachelor of arts degree with an emphasis in accounting prepares graduates for leadership and excellence in this field.
The economics minor is designed for students who seek a basic understanding of the major components of economics. Graduates obtain an enhanced perspective that can be valuable to a wide variety of accompanying majors.
Courses for this minor focus on core economic principles, managerial economics, statistics, public and international finance and research. Each offers knowledgeable faculty who share practical experiences.
For centuries Christian ministry has included social work. The social work major at FPU continues that tradition, encouraging a commitment to social justice and a life of service. The major educates students in counseling individuals, couples and families, working with groups, facilitating individual and social change, and developing new services for people in need.