The classics minor introduces students to the language and thought of the ancient world, from which many of the foundations of the modern world are derived: Judaism, Christianity, politics, philosophy, history, and so forth. It prepares students for advanced study in biblical and religious studies, literature, history, law, philosophy, languages, the classics and many other related areas.
Sociology examines elements and relationships of society, offering a range of research techniques that can be useful to almost every aspect of social life. The sociology major at FPU includes cross-cultural studies, intended to help students understand how societies operate throughout different cultures.
Music has the ability to enhance virtually any aspect of life, including our ability to learn. Thus, music teachers not only offer musical instruction, they offer skills that are useful in studying other subjects. The secondary teaching emphasis offers students the tools necessary to train future musicians.
Language plays a significant role in education at any age, and places a large responsibility in the hands of educators. The English secondary teaching emphasis equips future teachers with the tools needed in the classroom.
Courses for the secondary teaching emphasis explore a broad range of topics in language and linguistics: muliticultural literature, American literature, world theater history, creative writing, composition theory and much more.
The media and film studies emphasis explores video, journalism, literature and film from different perspectives, offering students hands-on experience while gaining a deep understanding of the impact of these forms of communication.
Through the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU), students choosing this emphasis have the opportunity to spend a semester studying at the Los Angeles Film Studies Center.
Communication encompasses many disciplines and career fields, including those in media and digital arts, scholarly writing and journalism, advertising and the internet. The communication studies emphasis provides a broad introduction to these disciplines.
This program offers a wide range of courses, covering the many topics that make up communication studies.
The liberal studies major provides a broad course of study which serves as a foundation for meeting a wide range of future goals including graduate study, career development and community services. Because it is interdisciplinary, it is especially designed for students interested in teaching at the elementary school level. Courses for the major cover the content required for multiple subject teacher credential candidates.
The bachelor of arts in criminology and restorative justice studies focuses on the study of criminal justice practices (not the implementation of law enforcement); this program incorporates the values of a Christian worldview into a deeper knowledge about crime and society. It helps students understand and know how to implement restorative approaches to justice, and to understand the various social and psychological theories on crime, criminals and society.