Fresno Pacific’s growing reputation is leading to a new center in Merced.
The university began bachelor’s degree completion classes in Merced in the 1990s. Three years ago FPU began considering another center, to join those in North Fresno, Visalia and Bakersfield, and satellite programs in Hanford and Lemoore.
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If you are interested in the people side of business, this is the right degree for you. What do we mean by the people side of business? Careers in management, human resources, sales or consultants all have a very important common denominator...they rely heavily on people skills.
The bachelor of arts degree in liberal arts provides a solid foundation for developing knowledge and practical skills, preparing students to succeed in their lives, communities and careers. Liberal arts graduates are especially well-prepared for teacher credentialing programs and for the challenges faced by educators. Not only teachers benefit from the broad, multidisciplinary approach that a degree in liberal education provides, however; the degree is useful in a variety of professional settings.
The bachelor of arts degree in early childhood development is interdisciplinary and designed to help students better understand the growth and development of children from birth through eight years. Courses focus on the total environment of the child as part of the learning experience by incorporating a strong foundation in theory and practice through a holistic approach which addresses the diversity and special needs of the young child.
Fresno Pacific University started as Pacific Bible Institute, occupying a single building located on Tuolomne Street in downtown Fresno. We now encompass a 40-acre campus and 4 regional centers, and we're still growing. The main campus continues to serve traditional undergraduate and graduate students, while the regional centers offer bachelor's degree completion and graduate programs designed for working adults.