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Intercultural and Religious Studies, B.A.

School of Humanities, Religion and Social Sciences

What is possible when you seek to understand another culture?
GROWTH.

Intercultural study will equip you to understand, live, work and serve within cultures different from your own.

Taught by faculty with global work-experience in missions, community development and ministry, this program will help you develop perspectives and knowledge necessary to function and serve in our global community.

Whether you're exploring global economics or diving into social justice issues, you'll develop a broader understanding of the world, preparing you to make a positive and lasting impact in cross-cultural contexts.

The intercultural studies major at Fresno Pacific University major is designed for anyone who has ever wanted to live and work amidst another culture.

Program Highlights

  • Learn about and explore the diverse cultures of the local Central Valley area
  • Multiple study abroad and mission trip options to enhance your education
  • Develop skills and knowledge for community development and cross-cultural ministry
  • Learn from disciplines such as anthropology, sociology, biblical studies, religious studies and theology
  • Shape your studies to match your interests by adding a second major, minor or area of emphasis.

Emphases*

Global Missions

Global Missions will prepare you for ministry and work in church ministry and/or evangelism with focus on holistic views of mission and ministry, including development, evangelism and discipleship.

Justice and International Development

Justice and International Development will contextualize your understanding of poverty, conflict, hunger, human trafficking and social injustice and Christian responses for bringing long-term transformation.

Religious and Cultural Studies

Cross-cultural studies will satisfy your love for exploring diverse cultures and prepare you with study of cultural anthropology, cross-cultural communication and international politics.

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages provides training and certification for teaching English to non-English speakers in the U.S. and other countries (Requisite: LANG-310 First and Second Language Acquisition). Take part in an international internship gaining experience in TESOL while living in and learning about the country.

* The Intercultural and Religious Studies, B.A. requires that students choose an emphasis.

Emphases Catalog*

Global Missions

Program Director: Darren Duerksen, Ph.D.

Focuses on cross-cultural discipleship, church ministry, and evangelism.

Overview

The Intercultural and Religious Studies major prepares students with the critical and practical skills needed to understand, live, work, and serve in diverse cultural contexts. The major utilizes a cross-disciplinary approach, integrating the social, cultural, theological, and religious study important for shaping relief and development, church, missions, business, and other majors designed to bring positive and lasting impact to peoples’ lives. It prepares students for work in fields such as international missions, English language teaching, non-profit and international community development, international business, urban Christian community development, human resources, human services and social work, and refugee services. In addition, the major prepares students with the breadth of knowledge needed to enter into graduate study programs in intercultural studies, international development, TESOL, peace and reconciliation, international policy and other subjects.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Disciplinary Integration: Students will be able to synthesize interdisciplinary concepts into holistic views of cross-cultural engagement.
  2. Cultural Analysis: Students will be able to analyze diverse cultures and religious traditions.
  3. Personal Formation: Students will be able to articulate the ways in which they have developed a critical understanding of their socio-cultural location and identity, spiritual formation, and/or personal identity.
  4. Skill Development: Students will be able to demonstrate the professional skills necessary to facilitate cross-cultural engagement.

Locations Offered

Main Campus Fresno

Major Prerequisites (9 units)

  • BLIT 336 - Biblical Literature: Acts Credits 3
  • GEOG 220 - Cultural Geography Credits 3
  • SOC 205 - Culture and Society Credits 3

Required Major Core (21-22 Units)

  • COM 400 - Intercultural Communication Credits 3
  • ICS 499 - Senior Seminar in Intercultural Studies Credits 1
  • LANG 312 - Community Language Immersion Credits 1
  • LANG 340 - Introduction to Linguistics Credits 3 or 1 semester of foreign language in addition to general education requirements
  • PS 420 - International Relations Credits 3
  • SOC 301 - Culture and Community Engagement Credits 3
  • REL 452 - World Christianity Credits 3 or
  • REL 460 - Religions of the World Credits 3
  • Participate in one international and one domestic cross-cultural experience, totaling 180 hours of volunteer time. With the Program Director’s approval, register for a minimum of 4 units (45 hours/unit) from the following:

  • ICS 382 - Intercultural Studies Practicum Credits 1 - 3
  • ICS 482 - Intercultural Studies Internship Credits 1 - 3
  • LANG 496 - Language Studies Internship Credits 3 –if taking the TESOL emphasis and certificate
  • MIN 475 - Urban Los Angeles Immersion Credits 1

Emphasis Required Courses (15 units)

  • MIN 310 - Perspectives on Mission and Ministry Credits 2
  • MIN 379 - Spiritual Formation Credits 2
  • REL 455 - Christians and Religious Neighbors Credits 3
  • THEO 365 - Perspectives on Global Missions Credits 3
  • THEO 445 - Issues and Theologies of Mission Credits 3

Select one course from the following:

  • ACCT 301 - Accounting for Management Credits 3
  • ICS 320 - Introduction to Holistic Mission in Costa Rica Credits 3
  • MGT 362 - Nonprofit Management Credits 3
  • MIN 360 - The Church in an Urban World Credits 2
  • THEO 470 - Justice, Poverty and Development Credits 3
Justice and International Development

Program Director: Darren Duerksen, Ph.D.

Understanding the contexts of poverty, hunger, and social injustice and the means for bringing long-term transformation.

Overview

The Intercultural and Religious Studies major prepares students with the critical and practical skills needed to understand, live, work, and serve in diverse cultural contexts. The major utilizes a cross-disciplinary approach, integrating the social, cultural, theological, and religious study important for shaping relief and development, church, missions, business, and other majors designed to bring positive and lasting impact to peoples’ lives. It prepares students for work in fields such as international missions, English language teaching, non-profit and international community development, international business, urban Christian community development, human resources, human services and social work, and refugee services. In addition, the major prepares students with the breadth of knowledge needed to enter into graduate study programs in intercultural studies, international development, TESOL, peace and reconciliation, international policy and other subjects.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Disciplinary Integration: Students will be able to synthesize interdisciplinary concepts into holistic views of cross-cultural engagement.
  2. Cultural Analysis: Students will be able to analyze diverse cultures and religious traditions.
  3. Personal Formation: Students will be able to articulate the ways in which they have developed a critical understanding of their socio-cultural location and identity, spiritual formation, and/or personal identity.
  4. Skill Development: Students will be able to demonstrate the professional skills necessary to facilitate cross-cultural engagement.

Locations Offered

Main Campus Fresno

Major Prerequisites (9 units)

  • BLIT 336 - Biblical Literature: Acts Credits 3
  • GEOG 220 - Cultural Geography Credits 3
  • SOC 205 - Culture and Society Credits 3

Required Major Core (21-22 Units)

  • COM 400 - Intercultural Communication Credits 3
  • ICS 499 - Senior Seminar in Intercultural Studies Credits 1
  • LANG 312 - Community Language Immersion Credits 1
  • LANG 340 - Introduction to Linguistics Credits 3 or 1 semester of foreign language in addition to general education requirements
  • PS 420 - International Relations Credits 3
  • SOC 301 - Culture and Community Engagement Credits 3
  • REL 452 - World Christianity Credits 3 or
  • REL 460 - Religions of the World Credits 3
  • Participate in one international and one domestic cross-cultural experience, totaling 180 hours of volunteer time. With the Program Director’s approval, register for a minimum of 4 units (45 hours/unit) from the following:

  • ICS 382 - Intercultural Studies Practicum Credits 1 - 3
  • ICS 482 - Intercultural Studies Internship Credits 1 - 3
  • LANG 496 - Language Studies Internship Credits 3 –if taking the TESOL emphasis and certificate
  • MIN 475 - Urban Los Angeles Immersion Credits 1

Emphasis Required Courses (15 units)

  • PS 425 - Global Economics and Sustainable Development Credits 3
  • THEO 470 - Justice, Poverty and Development Credits 3
  • MGT 362 - Nonprofit Management Credits 3

Select one course from the following:

  • SOC 410 - American Ethnicity and Pluralism Credits 3
  • PS 411 - Modern Latin America: History, Politics And Culture Credits 3
  • PS 412 - Modern Africa: History, Politics and Culture Credits 3
  • PS 414 - Modern Asia: History, Politics and Culture Credits 3
  • PS 416 - Modern Middle East: History, Politics and Culture Credits 3

Select one course from the following:

  • ACCT 301 - Accounting for Management Credits 3
  • ICS 320 - Introduction to Holistic Mission in Costa Rica Credits 3
  • THEO 425 - Theological Ethics and the Environment Credits 3
  • THEO 365 - Perspectives on Global Missions Credits 3
  • THEO 445 - Issues and Theologies of Mission Credits 3
  • THEO 465 - Theological Ethics of Conflict and Peacemaking Credits 3
Religious and Cultural Studies

Provides a broad foundation in studies of cultural anthropology, international politics, arts, and religious studies.

Overview

The Intercultural and Religious Studies major prepares students with the critical and practical skills needed to understand, live, work, and serve in diverse cultural contexts. The major utilizes a cross-disciplinary approach, integrating the social, cultural, theological, and religious study important for shaping relief and development, church, missions, business, and other majors designed to bring positive and lasting impact to peoples’ lives. It prepares students for work in fields such as international missions, English language teaching, non-profit and international community development, international business, urban Christian community development, human resources, human services and social work, and refugee services. In addition, the major prepares students with the breadth of knowledge needed to enter into graduate study programs in intercultural studies, international development, TESOL, peace and reconciliation, international policy and other subjects.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Disciplinary Integration: Students will be able to synthesize interdisciplinary concepts into holistic views of cross-cultural engagement.
  2. Cultural Analysis: Students will be able to analyze diverse cultures and religious traditions.
  3. Personal Formation: Students will be able to articulate the ways in which they have developed a critical understanding of their socio-cultural location and identity, spiritual formation, and/or personal identity.
  4. Skill Development: Students will be able to demonstrate the professional skills necessary to facilitate cross-cultural engagement.

Locations Offered

Main Campus Fresno

Major Prerequisites (9 units)

  • BLIT 336 - Biblical Literature: Acts Credits 3
  • GEOG 220 - Cultural Geography Credits 3
  • SOC 205 - Culture and Society Credits 3

Required Major Core (21-22 Units)

  • COM 400 - Intercultural Communication Credits 3
  • ICS 499 - Senior Seminar in Intercultural Studies Credits 1
  • LANG 312 - Community Language Immersion Credits 1
  • LANG 340 - Introduction to Linguistics Credits 3 or 1 semester of foreign language in addition to general education requirements
  • PS 420 - International Relations Credits 3
  • SOC 301 - Culture and Community Engagement Credits 3
  • REL 452 - World Christianity Credits 3 or
  • REL 460 - Religions of the World Credits 3
  • Participate in one international and one domestic cross-cultural experience, totaling 180 hours of volunteer time. With the Program Director’s approval, register for a minimum of 4 units (45 hours/unit) from the following:

  • ICS 382 - Intercultural Studies Practicum Credits 1 - 3
  • ICS 482 - Intercultural Studies Internship Credits 1 - 3
  • LANG 496 - Language Studies Internship Credits 3 –if taking the TESOL emphasis and certificate
  • MIN 475 - Urban Los Angeles Immersion Credits 1

Emphasis Courses

Select five courses from the following:

  • ART 330 - Art and Religion Credits 3
  • COM 440 - Performance and Culture Credits 3
  • LACS 302 - Mexican Folklorico Dance Credits 3
  • LACS 304 - Advanced Mexican Folklorico Dance Credits 3
  • PS 411 - Modern Latin America: History, Politics And Culture Credits 3
  • PS 412 - Modern Africa: History, Politics and Culture Credits 3
  • PS 414 - Modern Asia: History, Politics and Culture Credits 3
  • PS 416 - Modern Middle East: History, Politics and Culture Credits 3
  • PS 425 - Global Economics and Sustainable Development Credits 3
  • PSY 460 - Psychology of Religion Credits 3
  • REL 405 - Philosophy of Religion Credits 3
  • REL 415 - Religion, Health, and Healing Credits 3
  • REL 418 - Culture, Religion and the Church Credits 3
  • REL 452 - World Christianity Credits 3
  • REL 455 - Christians and Religious Neighbors Credits 3
  • REL 460 - Religions of the World Credits 3
  • REL 465 - Religions of India Credits 3
  • SOC 338 - People and Cultures of Costa Rica Credits 3
  • SOC 410 - American Ethnicity and Pluralism Credits 3
  • SPAN 300 - Advanced Spanish I Credits 3
  • SPAN 304 - Advanced Spanish II Credits 3
  • SPAN 327 - Spain: Civilization and Culture Credits 3
  • SPAN 328 - Latin America: Civilization and Culture Credits 3
  • SPAN 374 - Education Across Borders: Mexico and the United States Credits 3
  • THEO 365 - Perspectives on Global Missions Credits 3
  • THEO 425 - Theological Ethics and the Environment Credits 3
  • THEO 445 - Issues and Theologies of Mission Credits 3
  • THEO 465 - Theological Ethics of Conflict and Peacemaking Credits 3
  • THEO 470 - Justice, Poverty and Development Credits 3
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Program Director: Darren Duerksen, Ph.D.

Provides training and certification in TESOL as a means for teaching English to non-English speakers in the U.S. and other countries (Requisite: LANG 340  Introdution to Linguistics)

Overview

The Intercultural and Religious Studies major prepares students with the critical and practical skills needed to understand, live, work, and serve in diverse cultural contexts. The major utilizes a cross-disciplinary approach, integrating the social, cultural, theological, and religious study important for shaping relief and development, church, missions, business, and other majors designed to bring positive and lasting impact to peoples’ lives. It prepares students for work in fields such as international missions, English language teaching, non-profit and international community development, international business, urban Christian community development, human resources, human services and social work, and refugee services. In addition, the major prepares students with the breadth of knowledge needed to enter into graduate study programs in intercultural studies, international development, TESOL, peace and reconciliation, international policy and other subjects.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Disciplinary Integration: Students will be able to synthesize interdisciplinary concepts into holistic views of cross-cultural engagement.
  2. Cultural Analysis: Students will be able to analyze diverse cultures and religious traditions.
  3. Personal Formation: Students will be able to articulate the ways in which they have developed a critical understanding of their socio-cultural location and identity, spiritual formation, and/or personal identity.
  4. Skill Development: Students will be able to demonstrate the professional skills necessary to facilitate cross-cultural engagement.

Locations Offered

Main Campus Fresno

Major Prerequisites (9 units)

  • BLIT 336 - Biblical Literature: Acts Credits 3
  • GEOG 220 - Cultural Geography Credits 3
  • SOC 205 - Culture and Society Credits 3

Required Major Core (21-22 Units)

  • COM 400 - Intercultural Communication Credits 3
  • ICS 499 - Senior Seminar in Intercultural Studies Credits 1
  • LANG 312 - Community Language Immersion Credits 1
  • LANG 340 - Introduction to Linguistics Credits 3 or 1 semester of foreign language in addition to general education requirements
  • PS 420 - International Relations Credits 3
  • SOC 301 - Culture and Community Engagement Credits 3
  • REL 452 - World Christianity Credits 3 or
  • REL 460 - Religions of the World Credits 3
  • Participate in one international and one domestic cross-cultural experience, totaling 180 hours of volunteer time. With the Program Director’s approval, register for a minimum of 4 units (45 hours/unit) from the following:

  • ICS 382 - Intercultural Studies Practicum Credits 1 - 3
  • ICS 482 - Intercultural Studies Internship Credits 1 - 3
  • LANG 496 - Language Studies Internship Credits 3 –if taking the TESOL emphasis and certificate
  • MIN 475 - Urban Los Angeles Immersion Credits 1

Emphasis Required Courses (15 units)

  • LANG 310 - First and Second Language Acquisition Credits 3
  • LANG 350 - Modern English Grammar Credits 3
  • LANG 420 - Teaching English as an Additional Language Credits 3

Select two courses from the following:

  • COM 440 - Performance and Culture Credits 3
  • LACS 300 - Introduction to Latin American and Caribbean Studies Credits 3
  • LACS 302 - Mexican Folklorico Dance Credits 3
  • LACS 304 - Advanced Mexican Folklorico Dance Credits 3
  • PHIL 455 - Philosophy of Language Credits 3
  • PS 411 - Modern Latin America: History, Politics And Culture Credits 3
  • PS 412 - Modern Africa: History, Politics and Culture Credits 3
  • PS 414 - Modern Asia: History, Politics and Culture Credits 3
  • PS 416 - Modern Middle East: History, Politics and Culture Credits 3
  • PS 425 - Global Economics and Sustainable Development Credits 3
  • REL 405 - Philosophy of Religion Credits 3
  • REL 418 - Culture, Religion and the Church Credits 3
  • REL 452 - World Christianity Credits 3
  • REL 455 - Christians and Religious Neighbors Credits 3
  • REL 460 - Religions of the World Credits 3
  • REL 465 - Religions of India Credits 3
  • SOC 338 - People and Cultures of Costa Rica Credits 3
  • SOC 410 - American Ethnicity and Pluralism Credits 3
  • SPAN 200 - Intermediate Spanish Credits 4
  • SPAN 300 - Advanced Spanish I Credits 3
  • SPAN 304 - Advanced Spanish II Credits 3
  • SPAN 327 - Spain: Civilization and Culture Credits 3
  • SPAN 328 - Latin America: Civilization and Culture Credits 3
  • SPAN 374 - Education Across Borders: Mexico and the United States Credits 3
  • THEO 425 - Theological Ethics and the Environment Credits 3
  • THEO 445 - Issues and Theologies of Mission Credits 3
  • THEO 465 - Theological Ethics of Conflict and Peacemaking Credits 3
  • THEO 470 - Justice, Poverty and Development Credits 3
* The Intercultural and Religious Studies, 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

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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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

Intercultural studies graduates are prepared to work internationally in missions, business, non-profit and community development, Christian community development, human resources, human services and social work, intercultural consulting, education, justice and reconciliation work, and refugee services. Many also pursue graduate study in international development, peace and reconciliation, international policy and other fields.

Career Possibilities

  • Missionary
  • Non-profit director
  • Cross-cultural ministry team leader
  • International businessperson
  • Human services specialist

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