Academic Catalog

2022-2023 Edition

Associate of Arts in Humanities

The Los Angeles Pacific University Core comprises the General Education requirements and the LAPU Distinctives. Students are encouraged to complete the Core before beginning their major requirements. General Education requirements may be met by transfer work. The LAPU Distinctives are required for all undergraduate degrees at LAPU.

Requirement Title Credits
General Education Requirements25
LAPU Distinctives9
Total Credits34

Program Learning Outcomes (PLO) for the Associate of Arts Degree

Graduates of the Associate of Arts degree program will be able to:

  • PLO 1: Demonstrate the ability to articulate contextually informed interpretations of biblical texts.
  • PLO 2: Demonstrate competency in quantitative reasoning.
  • PLO 3: Apply critical thinking skills through the development of analytical reasoning.
  • PLO 4: Critically evaluate political, social, economic, or cultural issues through a historical perspective to develop as knowledgeable global citizens.
  • PLO 5: Demonstrate effective written communication skills.
  • PLO 6: Demonstrate effective oral communication skills.
  • PLO 7: Analyze diversity as expressed in literature, the fine arts, religious traditions, or language.
Requirement Title Credits
English Communication
COMM 105Public Communication3
ENGL 105Introduction to Academic Research and Writing3
ARTS 110Introduction to Art3
ENGL 115Introduction to Literature (Recommended)3
or PHIL 205 Introduction to Philosophy
Quantitative Reasoning
MATH 105Survey of College Mathematics (Recommended)3
or MATH 125 College Algebra
or STAT 280 Applied Statistics
Behavioral Sciences
ECON 203Principles of Microeconomics3
or PSYC 105 Introduction to Psychology
Social Sciences
HIST 204U.S. History from 1865 (Recommended)3
or HIST 202 World Civilizations
or HIST 420 United States History and the Constitution
Physical and Biological Sciences
BIOL 230Anatomy and Physiology I/Lab4
or BIOL 240 Anatomy and Physiology II/Lab
or CHEM 115 Chemistry for Health Sciences/Lab
or NSCI 150 Introduction to Astronomy/Lab
Total Credits25

LAPU Distinctives

Requirement Title Credits
BIBL 100Introduction to Biblical Literature: Exodus/Deuteronomy3
BIBL 230Introduction to Biblical Literature: Luke/Acts3
ISTU 101Success in the University 13
Total Credits9

Must be taken at LAPU.


Requirements for the A.A. in Humanities

Requirement Title Credits
Core Requirement34
Humanities (A.A., 26 credits) 1
English Composition
ENGL 101Introduction to Composition3
PHIL 210Introduction to Ethics3
Foreign Language
SPAN 121Beginning Spanish I3
SPAN 122Beginning Spanish II3
God's Word and the Christian Response
RLGN 100Introduction to Global Religious Studies3
RLGN 220Foundations for Christian Life3
Electives 28
Total Credits60

18 credits of humanities courses complete an Associate of Arts degree by preparing students for further academic studies or employment. The program rounds out a liberal arts education by including English composition, ethics, foreign language, Christian heritage, and spiritual formation.


8 credits of electives offer students the opportunity to explore areas of interest beyond the required coursework.