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 come from a variety of life stages and cultural backgrounds
Never has the need for effective educators been greater. Liberal arts graduates are prepared for a variety of fields, including private and public education, business and industry, government agencies and nonprofit and faith-based organizations. This program will also equip you to pursue your credential or graduate studies within education. The additional Teacher Pathway semester will prepare you with the subject matter knowledge to be a highly qualified elementary school teacher. Currently, our liberal arts graduates are serving as teachers, school counselors and school administrators, as well as in law enforcement, business and industry, county and local government, non-profit and faith-based agencies.
Laura Gonzalez, Ed.D.
Allen Carden, Ph.D.
- Application form
- $40 fee (fee is waived for those attending an information meeting)
- Official high school transcripts, GED or AA/AS degree
- Official college transcripts
- 60 transferable baccalaureate-level units
- Minimum 2.4 GPA
- 2 years post-secondary experience
- HIST 122 Western Civilization I
- MATH 136 Mathematical I
- MATH 137 Mathematical I
*These co-requisite courses are required for graduation and it is strongly recommended that students complete these courses prior to beginning the cohort.
Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) Information
Elementary Teacher Education (AA-T) to Liberal Arts B.A.
BA courses fulfilled through ADT:
- All lower-division General Education requirements fulfilled
- BA co-requisites and major courses fulfilled through ADT:
- MATH 136 Mathematics Concepts I (3)
- This program is offered as evening accelerated
ADT Guarantee is the completion of BA/BS degree in 68 units.
|BIB 314||Jesus and the Christian Community take prior to BIB 438||3|
Additional General Education Requirements
See General Education: Degree Completion Students
|MATH 136||Mathematics Concepts I||3|
|MATH 137||Mathematics Concepts II||3|
|HIST 122||Western Civilization I||3|
Required Courses (40 Units)
All of the following courses must be completed at FPU
|LA 381||Introduction to Teaching||3|
|ART 301||Art Fundamentals||3|
|HIST 421||American Ethnicity and Pluralism||3|
|HIST 441||California History and Politics||3|
|LIT 467||Literature for Children and Young Adults||3|
|LANG 331||Linguistics and Modern Grammar||3|
|LANG 311||Principles of Language Acquisition||3|
|BIB 438||Biblical Perspectives for Educators||3|
|PSY 352||Advanced Child Growth and Development||3|
|THTR 357||Creative Drama||3|
|KIN 321||Theory of Physical Education||3|
|LA 415||Senior Research Seminar||4|
Science Concentration (Optional)* **
|BIOL 125||Introduction to Biology||3|
|CHEM 100||Introductory Chemistry||3|
|PHYS 106||Physical Science||4|
|PHYS 151||Geology and Planet Earth||3|
*Science concentration recommended for students pursuing Multiple Subject Credential Program after graduation.
**Students can transfer equivalent course from Community College towards Science Concentration.
Elective units as needed to meet the Bachelor of Arts minimum.