• Student reading a textbook in class

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

Kevin Reimer, Ph.D.

Director of Liberal Arts, Professor, 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 FPU:

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
THTR-357Creative Drama3
KIN-321Theory of Physical Education3
LA-415Senior Research Seminar3
General Education
BIB-314*Jesus and the Christian Community3
LA-405**Pathways in Education3
Additional General Education Requirements

See General Education Summary: Degree Completion


Elective units as needed to meet the Bachelor of Arts minimum.

* take prior to BIB-438
** recommended immediately after LA-381