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Business Administration, B.A.

School of Business

When business takes social responsibility seriously
The Possibilities are Endless.

Business is at the heart of society. Business with a Christian conviction has the potential to transform entire communities.

As a business major at Fresno Pacific University, you will choose from one of five options to gain the foundational skills you need whether your goal is to lead a non-profit organization, develop software, become a CPA or inherit a family business.

Courses are taught with an emphasis on ethical leadership and social responsibility, with the ability to scale to any business type or size. Understand how culture impacts business operations in an international business course or launch your own company in your capstone project.

Learn from faculty with global experience in consulting and entrepreneurship. Network with local businesses for internships and develop a resume with experiences that will stand out in the job market.

Program Highlights

  • Majority of accounting students graduate in four years (two years if transferring), with 150+ units which meet the CPA certificate requirement in California
  • Accounting students who graduate from FPU have a 99% success rate in securing jobs even before graduation
  • Internship opportunities with local business partners
  • Relevant texts present the latest theories and techniques
  • Opportunity to study software development in a technology hub
  • Learn by doing with real-world projects embedded in the major
  • Gain the skills needed to thrive in a technology-driven business world

Emphases*

General Emphasis

General emphasis provides maximum flexibility within the business program, allowing for a double major in a different field or preparation for graduate school.

Accounting

Accounting will prepare you as a leader in the world of business and accounting by providing a solid academic foundation, practical experience and a strong focus on ethics in the workplace. You’ll also be prepared for life beyond your degree with CPA examination preparation and guidance into graduate studies.

Finance

Finance will teach you to manage long-term investments, working capital and issues of financing for organizations ranging from small businesses to large corporations.

Management

Management develops the skills of planning, organizing, staffing, controlling and directing for effective leadership. You’ll also gain a functional knowledge of processes of data analysis and interpretation, which are essential for organizational health and direction.

Marketing

Marketing provides a complete a set of foundational and advanced marketing courses that integrate both theory and practice, while encouraging a commitment to Christian ethical behavior and service.

Software Development

Software Development combines an expertise in workplace leadership with the technical skills necessary to succeed in program design, computer and internet programming, and project management.

* The Business Administration, B.A. requires that students choose an emphasis.

Emphases Catalog*

General Emphasis

Program Director: Ranjan George, Ph.D.

Overview

The business administration major prepares students for careers in accounting, business, administration and nonprofit and church-related agencies. Students complete a set of foundational and advanced courses and an emphasis in a specific area - accounting, finance, software development, marketing or management.

In preparing students for a career, the major integrates theory and practice, instills an understanding of the relationship between business administration and Christian faith, and encourages a commitment to ethical behavior and service. It does so in the context of a liberal arts education.

Students interested in majoring in business administration should complete their prerequisites and foundational courses during their freshmen and sophomore years. An emphasis should be selected in consultation with the major advisor. Upon completion of the major, students will be prepared to seek employment or pursue advanced study in the field.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will understand the complexity, interdependency and interpretation of business strategy in a quantitative/qualitative manner.
  2. Students will develop effective written and oral communication skills in the business field.
  3. Students will develop problem solving skills, and effective analytical and imaginative critical-thinking.
  4. Students will understand the moral and ethical responsibility of strategic decisions.
  5. Students will develop a strategic plan for a chosen company utilizing and applying the analytical tools of this class.
  6. Students will develop and demonstrate appropriate uses of technological modalities in making effective strategic decision-making.

Locations Offered

Main Campus Fresno

Transfer (ADT)

Bachelor of Arts Business Administration (ADT)  

Lower Division Major Prerequisites (10 Units)

  • ECON 101 - Principles of Microeconomics Credits 3
  • ECON 102 - Principles of Macroeconomics Credits 3
  • BUS 265 - Statistics Credits 3 or
  • MATH 205 - Introductory Statistics Credits 3 and
  • MATH 206L - Introductory Statistics Lab Credits 1

Required Courses

Foundational Courses (11 Units)

  • ACCT 220 - Principles of Accounting I Credits 4
  • ACCT 230 - Principles of Accounting II Credits 4
  • MATH 125 - Finite Mathematics Credits 3

Core Courses (27 Units)

  • BUS 321 - Personal Finance Credits 3
  • BUS 365 - Business Ethics Credits 3
  • BUS 430 - Business Information Systems Credits 3
  • BUS 475 - Law and the Business Environment Credits 3
  • BUS 480 - Strategic Management Credits 3
  • FIN 450 - Financial Management Credits 3
  • INTB 370 - International Business Credits 3
  • MGT 350 - Organizational Theory Credits 3
  • MKT 300 - Principles of Marketing Credits 3

Electives (21 Units)

Choose any seven business courses offered in any emphasis area.

Capstone Courses (5-7 Units)

  • BUS 482 - Seminar in Business Strategy Credits 4
  • BUS 485 - Internship Credits 1 - 3
Accounting

Program Director: Sylvia Kim, C.P.A., D.B.A.

Overview

The business administration major prepares students for careers in accounting, business, administration and nonprofit and church-related agencies. Students complete a set of foundational and advanced courses and an emphasis in a specific area - accounting, finance, software development, marketing or management. 

In preparing students for a career, the major integrates theory and practice, instills an understanding of the relationship between business administration and Christian faith, and encourages a commitment to ethical behavior and service. It does so in the context of a liberal arts education.

Students interested in majoring in business administration should complete their prerequisites and foundational courses during their freshmen and sophomore years. An emphasis should be selected in consultation with the major advisor. Upon completion of the major, students will be prepared to seek employment or pursue advanced study in the field. 

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  1.  Students will demonstrate understanding of the complexity, interdependency and interpretation of business strategy in a quantitative/qualitative manner.
  2. Students will effectively communicate in both written and oral forms for accounting.
  3. Students will apply problems solving skills and effective analytical and imaginative critical-thinking.

  4.  Students will demonstrate moral and ethical responsibility of strategic decisions.
  5. Students will develop a strategic plan for a chosen company utilizing and applying the analytical tools of this class.
  6. Students demonstrate appropriate uses of technological modalities in making effective strategic decision-making.

Locations Offered

Main Campus Fresno

4 Year

Business Administration - Accounting BA  

Lower Division Major Prerequisites (9-10 units)

  • ECON 101 - Principles of Microeconomics Credits 3
  • ECON 102 - Principles of Macroeconomics Credits 3
  • BUS 265 - Statistics Credits 3 or
  • MATH 205 - Introductory Statistics Credits 3 and
  • MATH 206L - Introductory Statistics Lab Credits 1

Required Courses

Foundational Courses (11 Units)
  • ACCT 220 - Principles of Accounting I Credits 4
  • ACCT 230 - Principles of Accounting II Credits 4
  • MATH 125 - Finite Mathematics Credits 3
Advanced Courses (27 units)
  • MKT 300 - Principles of Marketing Credits 3
  • MGT 350 - Organizational Theory Credits 3
  • BUS 321 - Personal Finance Credits 3
  • BUS 365 - Business Ethics Credits 3
  • BUS 430 - Business Information Systems Credits 3
  • BUS 475 - Law and the Business Environment Credits 3
  • INTB 370 - International Business Credits 3
  • FIN 450 - Financial Management Credits 3
  • BUS 480 - Strategic Management Credits 3

Emphasis Courses (20 Units)

  • ACCT 400 - Intermediate Accounting I Credits 4
  • ACCT 405 - Intermediate Accounting II Credits 4
  • ACCT 410 - Cost Accounting Credits 4
  • ACCT 415 - Tax Accounting Credits 4
  • ACCT 420 - Auditing Credits 4

Elective Courses (6 units)

Select two of the following:

  • ACCT 417 - Accounting Information System Credits 3
  • ACCT 418 - Nonprofit Accounting Credits 3
  • ACCT 421 - Accounting Ethics and Professional Responsibilities Credits 3
  • ACCT 425 - Advanced Accounting Credits 3
  • ACCT 451 - Financial Statement Analysis Credits 3

Capstone Courses (3 Units)

  • ACCT 481 - VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Credits 1
  • ACCT 482 - Accounting Internship Credits 2
Finance

Program Director: Ranjan George, Ph.D.

Overview

The business administration major prepares students for careers in accounting, business, administration and nonprofit and church-related agencies. Students complete a set of foundational and advanced courses and an emphasis in a specific area - accounting, finance, software development, marketing and management.

In preparing students for a career, the major integrates theory and practice, instills an understanding of the relationship between business administration and Christian faith, and encourages a commitment to ethical behavior and service. It does so in the context of a liberal arts education.

Students interested in majoring in business administration should complete their prerequisite and foundational courses during their freshmen and sophomore years. An emphasis should be selected in consultation with the major advisor. Upon completion of the major, students will be prepared to seek employment or pursue advanced study in the field. 

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will demonstrate understanding of the complexity, interdependency and interpretation of business strategy in a quantitative/qualitative manner.
  2. Students will effectively communicate in both written and oral forms for finance.
  3. Students will apply problems solving skills and effective analytical and imaginative critical-thinking.
  4. Students will demonstrate moral and ethical responsibility of strategic decisions.

  5. Students will develop a strategic plan for a chosen company utilizing and applying the analytical tools of this class.
  6.  Students demonstrate appropriate uses of technological modalities in making effective strategic decision-making.

Locations Offered

Main Campus Fresno

Lower Division Major Prerequisites (9-10 units)

  • ECON 101 - Principles of Microeconomics Credits 3
  • ECON 102 - Principles of Macroeconomics Credits 3
  • BUS 265 - Statistics Credits 3 or
  • MATH 205 - Introductory Statistics Credits 3 and
  • MATH 206L - Introductory Statistics Lab Credits 1

Required Courses

Foundational Courses (11 Units)
  • ACCT 220 - Principles of Accounting I Credits 4
  • ACCT 230 - Principles of Accounting II Credits 4
  • MATH 125 - Finite Mathematics Credits 3
Advanced Courses (27 units)
  • MKT 300 - Principles of Marketing Credits 3
  • MGT 350 - Organizational Theory Credits 3
  • BUS 321 - Personal Finance Credits 3
  • BUS 365 - Business Ethics Credits 3
  • BUS 430 - Business Information Systems Credits 3
  • BUS 475 - Law and the Business Environment Credits 3
  • INTB 370 - International Business Credits 3
  • FIN 450 - Financial Management Credits 3
  • BUS 480 - Strategic Management Credits 3

Emphasis Courses (18 units)

  • ECON 440 - Managerial Economics Credits 3
  • FIN 451 - Financial Statement Analysis Credits 3
  • FIN 453 - Capital Markets and Money Credits 3
  • FIN 470 - Investment Credits 3
  • INTB 460 - International Finance and Economics Credits 3
  • MGT 457 - Risk Management Credits 3

Elective Courses (3 Units)

Select one of the following:

  • ACCT 417 - Accounting Information System Credits 3
  • CSSE 112 - Survey of Computer Science Credits 3
  • CSSE 220 - Programming for Solving Problems Credits 4

Capstone Course (5-7 Units)

  • BUS 482 - Seminar in Business Strategy Credits 4
  • BUS 485 - Internship Credits 1 - 3
Management

Program Director: Ranjan George, Ph.D.

Overview

The business administration major prepares students for careers in accounting, business, administration and nonprofit and church-related agencies. Students complete a set of foundational and advanced courses and an emphasis in a specific area - accounting, finance, software development, marketing and management.

In preparing students for a career, the major integrates theory and practice, instills an understanding of the relationship between business administration and Christian faith, and encourages a commitment to ethical behavior and service. It does so in the context of a liberal arts education.

Students interested in majoring in business administration should complete their prerequisite and foundational courses during their freshmen and sophomore years. An emphasis should be selected in consultation with the major advisor. Upon completion of the major, students will be prepared to seek employment or pursue advanced study in the field. 

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  1.  Students will demonstrate understanding of the complexity, interdependency and interpretation of business strategy in a quantitative/qualitative manner.

  2. Students will effectively communicate in both written and oral forms for management.
  3. Students will apply problems solving skills and effective analytical and imaginative critical-thinking.

  4. Students will demonstrate moral and ethical responsibility of strategic decisions.

  5. Students will develop a strategic plan for a chosen company utilizing and applying the analytical tools of this class.

  6. Students demonstrate appropriate uses of technological modalities in making effective strategic decision-making.

Locations Offered:

Main Fresno Campus, some courses offered in Reedley

Lower Division Major Prerequisites (9-10 units)

  • ECON 101 - Principles of Microeconomics Credits 3
  • ECON 102 - Principles of Macroeconomics Credits 3
  • BUS 265 - Statistics Credits 3 or
  • MATH 205 - Introductory Statistics Credits 3 and
  • MATH 206L - Introductory Statistics Lab Credits 1

Required Courses

Foundational Courses (11 Units)
  • ACCT 220 - Principles of Accounting I Credits 4
  • ACCT 230 - Principles of Accounting II Credits 4
  • MATH 125 - Finite Mathematics Credits 3
Advanced Courses (27 units)
  • MKT 300 - Principles of Marketing Credits 3
  • MGT 350 - Organizational Theory Credits 3
  • BUS 321 - Personal Finance Credits 3
  • BUS 365 - Business Ethics Credits 3
  • BUS 430 - Business Information Systems Credits 3
  • BUS 475 - Law and the Business Environment Credits 3
  • INTB 370 - International Business Credits 3
  • FIN 450 - Financial Management Credits 3
  • BUS 480 - Strategic Management Credits 3

Emphasis Courses (6 units)

  • MGT 355 - Organizational Behavior Credits 3
  • MGT 360 - Human Resource Management Credits 3

Elective Courses (15 units)

Select five of the following:

  • LEAD 405 - Leadership Concepts and Practice Credits 3
  • MGT 352 - Organizational Communication Credits 3
  • MGT 362 - Nonprofit Management Credits 3
  • MKT 303 - Market Research Credits 3
  • MKT 316 - Sales Management Credits 3
  • BUS 380 - Project Management Credits 3
  • MGT 457 - Risk Management Credits 3
  • MKT 314 - Logistics Credits 3
  • CSSE 112 - Survey of Computer Science Credits 3
  • CSSE 220 - Programming for Solving Problems Credits 4

Capstone Course (5-7 Units)

  • BUS 482 - Seminar in Business Strategy Credits 4
  • BUS 485 - Internship Credits 1 - 3
Marketing

Program Director: Ranjan George, Ph.D.

Overview

The business administration major prepares students for careers in accounting, business, administration and nonprofit and church-related agencies. Students complete a set of foundational and advanced courses and an emphasis in a specific area - accounting, finance, software development, marketing and management. 

In preparing students for a career, the major integrates theory and practice, instills an understanding of the relationship between business administration and Christian faith, and encourages commitment to ethical behavior and service. It does so in the context of a liberal arts education.

Students interested in majoring in business administration should complete their prerequisite and foundational courses during their freshmen and sophomore years. An emphasis should be selected in consultation with the major advisor. Upon completion of the major, students will be prepared to seek employment or pursue advanced study in the field.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will understand the complexity, interdependency and interpretation of business strategy in a quantitative/qualitative manner.
  2. Students will effectively communicate in both written and oral forms for marketing.
  3. Students will apply problems solving skills and effective analytical and imaginative critical-thinking.

  4. Students will demonstrate moral and ethical responsibility of strategic decisions.

  5. Students will develop a strategic plan for a chosen company utilizing and applying the analytical tools of this class.

  6. Students demonstrate appropriate uses of technological modalities in making effective strategic decision-making.                                                                                                                                     

Locations Offered

Main Campus Fresno

Lower Division Major Prerequisites (9-10 units)

  • ECON 101 - Principles of Microeconomics Credits 3
  • ECON 102 - Principles of Macroeconomics Credits 3
  • BUS 265 - Statistics Credits 3 or
  • MATH 205 - Introductory Statistics Credits 3 and
  • MATH 206L - Introductory Statistics Lab Credits 1

Required Courses

Foundational Courses (11 Units)
  • ACCT 220 - Principles of Accounting I Credits 4
  • ACCT 230 - Principles of Accounting II Credits 4
  • MATH 125 - Finite Mathematics Credits 3
Advanced Courses (27 units)
  • MKT 300 - Principles of Marketing Credits 3
  • MGT 350 - Organizational Theory Credits 3
  • BUS 321 - Personal Finance Credits 3
  • BUS 365 - Business Ethics Credits 3
  • BUS 430 - Business Information Systems Credits 3
  • BUS 475 - Law and the Business Environment Credits 3
  • INTB 370 - International Business Credits 3
  • FIN 450 - Financial Management Credits 3
  • BUS 480 - Strategic Management Credits 3

Emphasis Courses (6 Units)

  • MKT 307 - Advertising and Promotion Credits 3
  • MKT 316 - Sales Management Credits 3

Elective Courses (15 Units)

Select five of the following:

  • MKT 303 - Market Research Credits 3
  • MKT 305 - Consumer Behavior Credits 3
  • MKT 314 - Logistics Credits 3
  • MKT 318 - Digital and Social Media Marketing Credits 3
  • CSSE 112 - Survey of Computer Science Credits 3
  • CSSE 220 - Programming for Solving Problems Credits 4
  • MGT 355 - Organizational Behavior Credits 3
  • BUS 380 - Project Management Credits 3

Capstone Course (5-7 Units)

  • BUS 482 - Seminar in Business Strategy Credits 4
  • BUS 485 - Internship Credits 1 - 3
Software Development

Program Director: Ranjan George, Ph.D.

Overview

The business administration major prepares students for careers in accounting, business, administration and nonprofit and church-related agencies. Students complete a set of foundational and advanced courses and an emphasis in a specific area - accounting, finance, software development, marketing or management.

In preparing students for a career, the major integrates theory and practice, instills an understanding of the relationship between business administration and Christian faith, and encourages a commitment to ethical behavior and service. It does so in the context of a liberal arts education.

Students interested in majoring in business administration should complete their prerequisites and foundational courses during their freshmen and sophomore years. An emphasis should be selected in consultation with the major advisor. Upon completion of the major, students will be prepared to seek employment or pursue advanced study in the field.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will demonstrate understanding of the complexity, interdependency and interpretation of business strategy in a quantitative/qualitative manner.
  2. Students will effectively communicate in both written and oral forms for software.
  3. Students will apply problems solving skills and effective analytical and imaginative critical-thinking.

  4. Students will demonstrate moral and ethical responsibility of strategic decisions.

  5. Students will develop a strategic plan for a chosen company utilizing and applying the analytical tools of this class.

  6. Students demonstrate appropriate uses of technological modalities in making effective strategic decision-making.

Locations Offered

Main Campus Fresno

Lower Division Major Prerequisites (9-10 units)

  • ECON 101 - Principles of Microeconomics Credits 3
  • ECON 102 - Principles of Macroeconomics Credits 3
  • BUS 265 - Statistics Credits 3 or
  • MATH 205 - Introductory Statistics Credits 3 and
  • MATH 206L - Introductory Statistics Lab Credits 1

Required Courses

Foundational Courses (11 Units)
  • ACCT 220 - Principles of Accounting I Credits 4
  • ACCT 230 - Principles of Accounting II Credits 4
  • MATH 125 - Finite Mathematics Credits 3
Advanced Courses (27 units)
  • MKT 300 - Principles of Marketing Credits 3
  • MGT 350 - Organizational Theory Credits 3
  • BUS 321 - Personal Finance Credits 3
  • BUS 365 - Business Ethics Credits 3
  • BUS 430 - Business Information Systems Credits 3
  • BUS 475 - Law and the Business Environment Credits 3
  • INTB 370 - International Business Credits 3
  • FIN 450 - Financial Management Credits 3
  • BUS 480 - Strategic Management Credits 3

Emphasis Courses (21 Units)

  • CSSE 112 - Survey of Computer Science Credits 3
  • CSSE 112L - Exploring Computer Science With Projects Credits 1
  • CSSE 220 - Programming for Solving Problems Credits 4
  • CSSE 240 - Data Structures and Algorithms Credits 4
  • CSSE 350 - Software Engineering Credits 3
  • CSSE 370 - Internet Programming Credits 3
  • CSSE 380 - Database Systems and Programming Credits 3

Capstone Courses (5-7 Units)

  • BUS 482 - Seminar in Business Strategy Credits 4
  • BUS 485 - Internship Credits 1 - 3
* The Business Administration, B.A. requires that students choose an emphasis.

Three-year Degree Option

The emphases listed below also are available as a three-year bachelor's degree or as a standard four-year bachelor’s degree.

Sample Curriculum Map

Below is a sample curriculum map for this program. This map serves as an example of how courses are set up to ensure completion of the degree in three years. The course listing is based on a sample year and follows a fall, spring and summer academic year. Some courses are only offered on odd or even years. An advisor will work with you to create a curriculum map that is unique to you.

General Emphasis

Year 1

Fall

Code Title Units
CP 152 First-Year Seminar 0
BIB 100 Jesus and the Christian Community 3
ECON 101
ECON 102
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
3
COM 110 or
COM 120
Written Communication or
Oral Communication
3
MATH 205 Introductory Statistics 3
MATH 206L Introductory Statistics Lab 1
  Humanities 3
  Total units 17

Spring

Code Title Units
MATH 125 Finite Mathematics 3
BIOL 100 Principles of Biology 4
BIOL 100L Principles of Biology Lab 0
ECON 101
ECON 102
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
3
COM 110 or
COM 120
Written Communication or
Oral Communication
3
  Foreign Language 3
CP 152 First-Year Seminar 1
  Total units 17

Summer

Code Title Units
HIST 120 Ancient Civilizations 4
  Biblical Literature 3
KIN 120 Concepts of Wellness 3
  Total units 10

Year 2

Fall

Code Title Units
ACCT 220 Principles of Accounting I 4
  Social Science I 3
MKT 300 Principles of Marketing 3
MGT 350 Organizational Theory 3
INTB 370 International Business 3
  Total units 16

Spring

Code Title Units
ACCT 230 Principles of Accounting II 4
  Natural Science 2 4
BUS 365 Business Ethics 3
  Major Class Selection 3
  Major Class Selection 3
  Total units 17

Summer

Code Title Units
HIST 140 Modern Civilizations 4
HIST 130 Medieval and Early Modern Civilizations 4
  Humanities 3
BUS 485 Internship 1-3
  Total units 12-14

Year 3

Fall

Code Title Units
MIN 357 Christian  Leadership and Administration 4
BUS 480 Strategic Management 3
BUS 430 Business Information Systems 3
FIN 450 Financial Management 3
  Major Class Selection 3
  Major Class Selection 3
  Total units 19

Spring

Code Title Units
BUS 321 Personal Finance 3
BUS 482 Seminar in Business Strategy 4
BUS 475 Law and the Business Environment 3
  Major Class Selection 3
  Major Class Selection 3
  Total units 16

Total Units: 120

Finance

Year 1

Fall

Code Title Units
CP 152 First-Year Seminar 0
BIB 100 Jesus and the Christian Community 3
ECON 101
ECON 102
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
3
COM 110 or
COM 120
Written Communication or
Oral Communication
3
MATH 205 Introductory Statistics 3
MATH 206L Introductory Statistics Lab 1
  Humanities 3
  Total units 17

Spring

Code Title Units
MATH 125 Finite Mathematics 3
BIOL 100 Principles of Biology 4
BIOL 100L Principles of Biology Lab 0
ECON 101
ECON 102
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
3
COM 110 or
COM 120
Written Communication or
Oral Communication
3
  Foreign Language 3
CP 152 First-Year Seminar 1
  Total units 17

Summer

Code Title Units
HIST 120 Ancient Civilizations 4
  Biblical Literature 3
KIN 120 Concepts of Wellness 3
  Total units 10

Year 2

Fall

Code Title Units
ACCT 220 Principles of Accounting I 4
  Social Science I 3
MKT 300 Principles of Marketing 3
MGT 350 Organizational Theory 3
INTB 370 International Business 3
  Total units 16

Spring

Code Title Units
ACCT 230 Principles of Accounting II 4
  Natural Science 2 4
BUS 365 Business Ethics 3
  Major Class Selection 3
  Major Class Selection 3
  Total units 17

Summer

Code Title Units
HIST 140 Modern Civilizations 4
HIST 130 Medieval and Early Modern Civilizations 4
  Humanities 3
BUS 485 Internship 1-3
  Total units 12-14
Management

Year 1

Fall

Code Title Units
CP 152 First-Year Seminar 0
BIB 100 Jesus and the Christian Community 3
ECON 101
ECON 102
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
3
COM 110 or
COM 120
Written Communication or
Oral Communication
3
MATH 205 Introductory Statistics 3
MATH 206L Introductory Statistics Lab 1
  Humanities 3
  Total units 17

Spring

Code Title Units
MATH 125 Finite Mathematics 3
BIOL 100 Principles of Biology 4
BIOL 100L Principles of Biology Lab 0
ECON 101
ECON 102
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
3
COM 110 or
COM 120
Written Communication or
Oral Communication
3
  Foreign Language 3
CP 152 First-Year Seminar 1
  Total units 17

Summer

Code Title Units
HIST 120 Ancient Civilizations 4
  Biblical Literature 3
KIN 120 Concepts of Wellness 3
  Total units 10

Year 2

Fall

Code Title Units
ACCT 220 Principles of Accounting I 4
  Social Science I 3
MKT 300 Principles of Marketing 3
MGT 350 Organizational Theory 3
INTB 370 International Business 3
  Total units 16

Spring

Code Title Units
ACCT 230 Principles of Accounting II 4
  Natural Science 2 4
BUS 365 Business Ethics 3
  Major Class Selection 3
  Major Class Selection 3
  Total units 17

Summer

Code Title Units
HIST 140 Modern Civilizations 4
HIST 130 Medieval and Early Modern Civilizations 4
  Humanities 3
BUS 485 Internship 1-3
  Total units 12-14

Year 3

Fall

Code Title Units
MIN 357 Christian  Leadership and Administration 4
BUS 480 Strategic Management 3
BUS 430 Business Information Systems 3
FIN 450 Financial Management 3
  Major Class Selection 3
  Major Class Selection 3
  Total units 19

Spring

Code Title Units
BUS 321 Personal Finance 3
BUS 482 Seminar in Business Strategy 4
BUS 475 Law and the Business Environment 3
  Major Class Selection 3
  Major Class Selection 3
  Total units 16

Total Units: 120

Marketing

Year 1

Fall

Code Title Units
CP 152 First-Year Seminar 0
BIB 100 Jesus and the Christian Community 3
ECON 101
ECON 102
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
3
COM 110 or
COM 120
Written Communication or
Oral Communication
3
MATH 205 Introductory Statistics 3
MATH 206L Introductory Statistics Lab 1
  Humanities 3
  Total units 17

Spring

Code Title Units
MATH 125 Finite Mathematics 3
BIOL 100 Principles of Biology 4
BIOL 100L Principles of Biology Lab 0
ECON 101
ECON 102
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
3
COM 110 or
COM 120
Written Communication or
Oral Communication
3
  Foreign Language 3
CP 152 First-Year Seminar 1
  Total units 17

Summer

Code Title Units
HIST 120 Ancient Civilizations 4
  Biblical Literature 3
KIN 120 Concepts of Wellness 3
  Total units 10

Year 2

Fall

Code Title Units
ACCT 220 Principles of Accounting I 4
  Social Science I 3
MKT 300 Principles of Marketing 3
MGT 350 Organizational Theory 3
INTB 370 International Business 3
  Total units 16

Spring

Code Title Units
ACCT 230 Principles of Accounting II 4
  Natural Science 2 4
BUS 365 Business Ethics 3
  Major Class Selection 3
  Major Class Selection 3
  Total units 17

Summer

Code Title Units
HIST 140 Modern Civilizations 4
HIST 130 Medieval and Early Modern Civilizations 4
  Humanities 3
BUS 485 Internship 1-3
  Total units 12-14

Year 3

Fall

Code Title Units
MIN 357 Christian  Leadership and Administration 4
BUS 480 Strategic Management 3
BUS 430 Business Information Systems 3
FIN 450 Financial Management 3
  Major Class Selection 3
  Major Class Selection 3
  Total units 19

Spring

Code Title Units
BUS 321 Personal Finance 3
BUS 482 Seminar in Business Strategy 4
BUS 475 Law and the Business Environment 3
  Major Class Selection 3
  Major Class Selection 3
  Total units 16

Total Units: 120

Software Development

Year 1

Fall

Code Title Units
CP 152 First-Year Seminar 0
BIB 100 Jesus and the Christian Community 3
ECON 101
ECON 102
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
3
COM 110 or
COM 120
Written Communication or
Oral Communication
3
MATH 205 Introductory Statistics 3
MATH 206L Introductory Statistics Lab 1
  Humanities 3
  Total units 17

Spring

Code Title Units
MATH 125 Finite Mathematics 3
BIOL 100 Principles of Biology 4
BIOL 100L Principles of Biology Lab 0
ECON 101
ECON 102
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
3
COM 110 or
COM 120
Written Communication or
Oral Communication
3
  Foreign Language 3
CP 152 First-Year Seminar 1
  Total units 17

Summer

Code Title Units
HIST 120 Ancient Civilizations 4
  Biblical Literature 3
KIN 120 Concepts of Wellness 3
  Total units 10

Year 2

Fall

Code Title Units
ACCT 220 Principles of Accounting I 4
  Social Science I 3
MKT 300 Principles of Marketing 3
MGT 350 Organizational Theory 3
INTB 370 International Business 3
  Total units 16

Spring

Code Title Units
ACCT 230 Principles of Accounting II 4
  Natural Science 2 4
BUS 365 Business Ethics 3
  Major Class Selection 3
  Major Class Selection 3
  Total units 17

Summer

Code Title Units
HIST 140 Modern Civilizations 4
HIST 130 Medieval and Early Modern Civilizations 4
  Humanities 3
BUS 485 Internship 1-3
  Total units 12-14

Year 3

Fall

Code Title Units
MIN 357 Christian  Leadership and Administration 4
BUS 480 Strategic Management 3
BUS 430 Business Information Systems 3
FIN 450 Financial Management 3
  Major Class Selection 3
  Major Class Selection 3
  Total units 19

Spring

Code Title Units
BUS 321 Personal Finance 3
BUS 482 Seminar in Business Strategy 4
BUS 475 Law and the Business Environment 3
  Major Class Selection 3
  Major Class Selection 3
  Total units 16

Total Units: 120

* The Business Administration, B.A. requires that students choose an emphasis.

Possibilities Await
With an FPU Education

Whether you're a high school student, transfer student or parent, you'll find all the resources you need including application steps, tuition & financial aid, transfer and orientation information.

First Steps to Admission

  • Submit an application for admission (online or printable mail-in)
    There is a $40 application fee, which may be waived with attendance at certain events.
  • Send official copies of your transcripts to FPU.
  • Complete the FAFSA. It can be completed starting October 1st. (FAFSA Code: 001253)
Recommended High School Courses for Admission
  • 4 years of college preparatory English
  • 3 years of college preparatory mathematics
  • 2 years of social studies
  • 1 year of laboratory science
  • 1 year of performing art
  • 3 years of the same foreign language with a C- or better
Things to Keep in Mind

Fresno Pacific University’s accepted students have average GPAs of 3.2-3.6. Please speak with an admission counselor to discuss your eligibility.

All application materials should be submitted online or mailed to:

Office of Undergraduate Admission
Fresno Pacific University
1717 S. Chestnut Ave. #2005
Fresno, CA 93702
ugadmis@fresno.edu

Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) Information*

General Emphasis

Business Administration (AS-T) to Business Administration: General, B.A.
BA courses fulfilled through ADT:

  • All lower-division General Education requirements fulfilled
  • BA co-requisites and major courses fulfilled through ADT:
    • ECON 101    Principles of Microeconomics (3)
    • ECON 102    Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
    • ACCT 220    Principles of Accounting I (4)
    • ACCT 230    Principles of Accounting II (4)
    • BUS-301       Business Writing (0) – Waived
    • BUS-475       Law & the Legal Environment (3) [lower to upper division]
  • This program is offered as daytime traditional

ADT Guarantee is the completion of BA/BS degree in 68 units.

Finance

Business Administration (AS-T) to Business Administration: Finance, B.A.

BA courses fulfilled through ADT:

  • All lower-division General Education requirements fulfilled
  • BA co-requisites and major courses fulfilled through ADT:
    • ECON 101    Principles of Microeconomics (3)
    • ECON 102    Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
    • ACCT 220    Principles of Accounting I (4)
    • ACCT 230    Principles of Accounting II (4)
    • BUS-301       Business Writing (0) – Waived
    • BUS-475       Law & the Legal Environment (3) [lower to upper division]
  • This program is offered as daytime traditional

ADT Guarantee is the completion of BA/BS degree in 68 units.

Management

Business Administration (AS-T) to Business Administration: Management, B.A.

BA courses fulfilled through ADT:

  • All lower-division General Education requirements fulfilled
  • BA co-requisites and major courses fulfilled through ADT:
    • ECON 101    Principles of Microeconomics (3)
    • ECON 102    Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
    • ACCT 220    Principles of Accounting I (4)
    • ACCT 230    Principles of Accounting II (4)
    • BUS-301       Business Writing (0) – Waived
    • BUS-475       Law & the Legal Environment (3) [lower to upper division]
  • This program is offered as daytime traditional

ADT Guarantee is the completion of BA/BS degree in 68 units.

Marketing

Business Administration (AS-T) to Business Administration: Marketing, B.A.

BA courses fulfilled through ADT:

  • All lower-division General Education requirements fulfilled
  • BA co-requisites and major courses fulfilled through ADT:
    • ECON 101    Principles of Microeconomics (3)
    • ECON 102    Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
    • ACCT 220    Principles of Accounting I (4)
    • ACCT 230    Principles of Accounting II (4)
    • BUS-301       Business Writing (0) – Waived
    • BUS-475       Law & the Legal Environment (3) [lower to upper division]
  • This program is offered as daytime traditional

ADT Guarantee is the completion of BA/BS degree in 68 units.

Software Development

Business Administration (AS-T) to Business Administration: Software Development, B.A.

BA courses fulfilled through ADT:

  • All lower-division General Education requirements fulfilled
  • BA co-requisites and major courses fulfilled through ADT:
    • ECON 101    Principles of Microeconomics (3)
    • ECON 102    Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
    • ACCT 220    Principles of Accounting I (4)
    • ACCT 230    Principles of Accounting II (4)
    • BUS-301       Business Writing (0) – Waived
    • BUS-475       Law & the Legal Environment (3) [lower to upper division]
  • This program is offered as daytime traditional

ADT Guarantee is the completion of BA/BS degree in 68 units.

 

* The Business Administration, B.A. requires that students choose an emphasis.

Non-traditional Admission

Steps for Re-application

For those students who have applied to FPU’s traditional undergraduate program within the past 2 years and did not attend. Students who applied more than 2 years ago will need to resubmit a full application for admission:

  1. Fill out the re-application form
  2. Submit a non-refundable re-application fee of $15
  3. Submit any missing documents or updated transcripts
Steps for Re-admission

Former FPU students who have not been enrolled in and/or have not submitted a leave of absence form for the previous semester are required to re-apply for admission to FPU:

  1. Fill out the re-admission form
  2. Submit a non-refundable re-admission fee of $15
  3. Submit official transcripts from other educational institutions attended during absence from FPU
Steps for Non-matriculated Admission

Students interested in taking classes, usually for personal or professional development, or to transfer to another institution, and is not interested in a degree from FPU. Non-degree students are not eligible for federal, state or institutional aid. Other requirements, class limits and pre-requisites may apply. See the academic catalog for more information:

  1. Fill out the Application for Admission indicating Non Matriculating/Non-Degree status non-matriculation application
  2. Submit a non-refundable admission fee of $15
  3. Submit proof of high school graduation or equivalent
  4. Some classes may require a pre-requisite course. If required, a college transcript will need to be provided
  5. Personal essays are not required
Auditing a class

Students wishing to audit a class at FPU may apply for audit status. Audit classes are not eligible for financial aid and students will not receive course credit.

  1. Fill out the Application for Admission indicating audit status
  2. Submit a non-refundable admission fee of $15
  3. Personal essays are not required

Four-Year Graduation Guarantee

Four-year graduation guarantee graphic

Earning a degree in four years allows you to get a head start on achieving your goals of entering the work force or starting graduate school. FPU guarantees graduation within four years in the traditional undergraduate areas of study. We commit to providing the courses, advising, instruction and preparation. If you fulfill your responsibilities and are unable to graduate in four years, you will receive the needed courses the following semester at no cost in tuition or fees.

Incoming requirements

This guarantee is limited to basic graduation requirements of 120 minimum units including general education, upper-level and elective courses sufficient for a single major with no minor.

  • Where options between courses are available, students are not guaranteed their first choice.
  • This guarantee does not apply to “fifth-year” programs (teacher education credential requirements) or minimum units beyond graduation requirements (CPA qualifications, etc.) beyond the basic four-year bachelor’s degree.
  • The guarantee does not apply to transfer students or to FPU's degree completion programs.
  • Students not able to register for the courses needed within four years must complete the free course(s) within two terms of the end of four years (e.g. a summer and fall for those completing four years in the spring; or spring and summer for those completing four years in the fall).
  • The four-year period may be extended for students required to leave the university for up to one year (see the Leave of Absence section) for medical, military or personal reasons.
Student responsibilities
To qualify for the guarantee students must:
  • Meet with your mentor during the fall semester of the freshman year.
  • Finalize a major and begin prerequisite or lower-division major courses by the second semester of the freshman year and keep that major until graduation.
  • Complete at least 32 units per year (average 16 per semester) with passing grades in each course.
  • Maintain a cumulative 2.0 GPA and remain in good standing behaviorally with the university.
  • Meet with the mentor each semester for advising before registration opens and take the courses approved by the adviser/mentor that complete general-education and major requirements, in the appropriate sequence and as they become available.
  • Register within the first week of registration every semester to gain a spot in the classes needed.
  • Notify mentor if unable to register for an approved course so that an alternative plan can be made.
  • Apply for financial aid and submit required documents by appropriate deadlines.
  • Keep student account up-to-date. (Accounts not up-to-date may be placed on hold, preventing registration for courses.)
  • Complete required courses successfully (see Academic Policies section for minimum acceptable grades) without dropping required or approved courses during a semester.

Two-Year Transfer Guarantee for ADT Pathways

FPU guarantees a student with an Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) from the California Community College system, can complete their degree in just two years. If a student meets the qualification requirements, fulfills the responsibilities under the program, and are unable to complete their major in a 2-year period, FPU will assume all additional tuition costs needed to complete their undergraduate degree at FPU.

Incoming requirements
  • 60 transferable units [grades of C- or better] from the California Community College system with a completed ADT (Associate Degree for Transfer)
  • Selected an ADT matched (similar) pathway from FPU’s undergraduate degree programs
  • Have completed the necessary pre-requisites in the discipline specific to intended major
  • Have at least a 2.4 transfer GPA
Student responsibilities
To qualify for the guarantee students must:
  • Enroll in an average of 15- 18 units per semester; not including repeated courses.
  • Remain in good academic standing by maintaining an institutional grade point average of 2.0 or higher
  • Enroll in the required number of consecutive semesters: 3-4 semesters depending on number of units transferred in
  • Make up units for any failed or withdrawn courses during the guarantee period, which may require you to take more than 15-18 units per semester
    • For TUG you may have to enroll in a summer semester.
  • Fulfill all graduation requirements, including core curriculum, major requirements, and upper division course work requirements.
    • Two Year Guarantee: complete enough upper division courses to have at least 40 upper division units by the end of the 4-semester time frame.
  • Take all required courses during the semester recommended by your Academic Advisor.
  • Register for all upcoming courses during the registration period.
  • Any courses from a Community College with “D+” or lower are non-transferable and require additional courses and semesters to graduate.
  • This guarantee may not apply to students starting in a spring or summer semester start (TUG only).
  • This guarantee is limited to basic graduation requirements: 120 minimum units including general education, upper-level and elective courses sufficient for a single major.

Cost & Financial Aid

The below listed prices reflect the 2021-22 Fall and Spring semesters and do not include any financial aid. Paying for college can be an overwhelming step in education your journey. We can help you find all the opportunities to reduce your out of pocket costs. Over 98% of our student body has received financial aid.

Tuition & Fees

2022-2023
Total Cost Item Amount
12-18 units (full time) per year $33,614
Student body fee $498
Total Tuition and Fees $34,112
Room and Board $8,884
Total Tuition, Fees & Board $42,996
Per-Unit Costs Amount
Per unit / Overload $1,218
Summer Session $400
Private Music Instruction $400
2021-2022
Total Cost Item Amount
12-18 units (full time) per year $32,954
Student body fee $498
Total Tuition and Fees $33,452
Room and Board $8,710
Total Tuition, Fees & Board $42,162
Per-Unit Costs Amount
Per unit / Overload $1,177
Summer Session $300
Private Music Instruction $400

Room & Board Rates

Freshman / Sophmore Housing
Module* Fall Spring
Modules $4,313 $4,313
Jost Modules $4,619 $4,619 

* Full Access Meal Plan Included in Cost (Full Access Required)

Junior / Senior Housing
Suites & Houses Fall Spring
Room only $2,068 $2,068
Room-70 Block Meal Plan (included in cost) $2,719 $2,719
Room - 140 Block Meal Plan (included in cost) $3,276 $3,276
Room - Full Access Meal Plan (included in cost) $4,400 $4,400
Jost Hall (4 person), Willow Gardens (4 person) & Kriegbaum Apartments (3 person) Fall Spring
Apartment - Room only $2,694 $2,694
Apartment - 70 Block Meal Plan (included in cost) $3,345 $3,345
Apartment - 140 Block Meal Plan (included in cost) $3,902 $3,902
Apartment - Full Access Meal Plan (included in cost) $5,026 $5,026
Willow Gardens & Jost Hall  Apartments: 3 Person Fall Spring
Apartments - Room only $3,306 $3,306
Apartments - 70 Block Meal Plan (included in cost) $3,958 $3,958
Apartments - 140 Block Meal Plan (included in cost) $4,514 $4,514
Apartments - Full Access Meal Plan (included in cost) $5,639 $5,639
Stand-Alone Meal Plans Fall Spring
70 Block $651 $651
140 Block $1,208 $1,208
Full Access Meal Plan $2,332 $2,332

* Residents living in the Houses or Willow Gardens Apartments may stay over Christmas break at no extra charge providing they are returning for spring semester. Otherwise, residents must check out at the regular fall check-out dates.

Notes about housing
  • For housing placement purposes only, class standing for the fall semester will carry throughout the entire year (both fall and spring semesters).
  • Residents living in the houses or Willow Gardens Apartments may stay over Christmas break at no extra charge providing they are returning for spring semester. Otherwise, residents must check out at the regular fall check-out dates.
  • Meal plan contract dates will follow the traditional semester.

If you have questions that pertain specifically to housing or what housing you qualify for, please contact Residence Life at (559) 453-5696. Or visit our website at studentlife.fresno.edu/living-campus.

Financial Aid

Freshman Scholarships

Name Amount
Paragon Full Tuition
President's $16,000
Dean's $14,000
Heritage $13,000
Faculty $11,000
Founder's $7,000

Transfer Scholarships 

Name Amount
Transfer Scholar $11,000
Transfer Achievement $8,500
Transfer Academic $6,000
Transfer Partnership $5,000

Performance-based Scholarships

Name Amount
Athletic $500 to Full Tuition
Music $400 to $10,000
Drama $1,300 to $2,000

Other FPU Grants and Scholarships

Name Amount
FPU Possibilities Scholarship Full Tuition
Church Match $500 to $1,500
International Scholarship up to $6,000
Mennonite Brethren Award $4,000
Out of State Student Scholarship $4,000
King & Hamer Leadership Program $4,000
Other Awards $100 to $10,000

Federal and State Grants

Name Amount
Cal Grant A $9,804
Cal Grant B $1,672
Pell Grants $100 to $6,345
FSEOG $100 to $1,500

Federal Loans and Workstudy

Name Amount
Federal Direct $3,500 to $7,500
PLUS Loan Up to remaining cost
Perkins Loan Up to $4,000
Workstudy Contingent on employment

Private Scholarships

Alumni, parents, friends, businesses and foundations have generously provided a special set of scholarships available to students attending Fresno Pacific.

View Private Scholarships

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Alexandra Green

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The grants, the academic awards, the transfer scholarship – all of it makes it so much more affordable to attend FPU. I know that school isn’t cheap for anyone, but FPU helped me realize that I could actually come to this school because they were going to help me so much financially.

Net Price Calculator

Now that you’ve seen the financial aid opportunities available to FPU students, we can estimate what your true cost may be to attend Fresno Pacific. Please keep in mind that this is just a computer generated, general estimate and may not capture all aid available, please work with your FPU Student Financial Services advisor to discover your true net price.

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Career Opportunities

With this degree, and depending on your emphasis, you’ll gain the foundation for a broad range of careers in business and beyond.

Possible Careers

  • Project manager
  • Software developer or computer programmer
  • Auditor, tax preparer or CPA
  • Financial planner or advisor
  • Consultant
  • Manager
  • Non-profit director
  • Marketing, advertising, or media manager

Career Development Happens Here

The staff in our Career Development and Experiential Learning Center are here to help you prepare to enter the working world. Whether your a freshman or an FPU alum, there are a number of resources and trainings offered to help you find the internship and job you’re looking for.

  • Resume writing classes
  • Career assessments, exploration & planning
  • Job search and networking opportunities
  • and much more

Visit the Career Development Center