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.
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.
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.
The popularity of music is-and always has been-a major cultural influence throughout the world. Music can speak to current trends and styles, or it can retell history. The performance/composition offers students core music principles, and train each musician to develop a unique style based on these principles.
Church music, though often similar in composition to many traditional and modern styles of music, incorporates unique elements and therefore requires specialized talents. This emphasis provides training for leadership in church music departments.