Academic Catalog

2020-2021 Edition

Core Requirements

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

General Education Requirements

Where a selection is shown, some programs require specific options to be selected; some general education courses also apply to requirements or requisites for certain degree programs.  See the Core requirements under your specific degree program for details.

Requirement Title Credits
English Communication
COMM 105Public Communication3
ENGL 105Introduction to Academic Research and Writing3
Arts and Humanities
ARTS 110Introduction to Art3
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Literature
Introduction to Philosophy
Introduction to Ethics
Quantitative Reasoning
Select one of the following:3
Survey of College Mathematics
College Algebra 1
Applied Statistics
Behavioral Sciences
Select one of the following:3
Principles of Microeconomics
Introduction to Psychology
Social Sciences
Select one of the following:3
World Civilizations
U.S. History from 1865
United States History and the Constitution
Physical and Biological Sciences
Select one of the following:4
Anatomy and Physiology I/Lab
Anatomy and Physiology II/Lab
Chemistry for Health Sciences/Lab
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