General Education


The following document is designed to simplify your course selection and facilitate fulfillment of the General Education requirements for traditional undergraduate students at Azusa Pacific University. The guidelines are a general overview of what types of courses will satisfy APU’s General Education requirements. It is in your best interest to follow these guidelines of suggested courses. If you have any questions, please contact One Stop.

Note: Students interested in APU's bachelor's degree completion programs should contact Graduate and Professional Admissions for transfer guidelines for those programs.

Transfer Plans

The following are NOT articulation agreements, but are tools to aid traditional undergraduate students in knowing which courses APU will accept to fulfill General Education requirements.

Select a California community college to view a General Education transfer plan:

Allan Hancock CollegeLong Beach City College
American River CollegeLos Angeles Mission College
Antelope Valley CollegeLos Angeles Pierce College
Bakersfield CollegeMerced College
Barstow Community CollegeMiraCosta College
Butte CollegeMoorpark College
Cabrillo CollegeMoreno Valley College
Cañada CollegeMount San Antonio College
Cerritos CollegeMount San Jacinto College
Cerro Coso Community CollegeNorco College
Chabot CollegeOrange Coast College
Chaffey CollegeOxnard College
Citrus CollegePalomar College
Coastline Community CollegePasadena City College
College of San MateoRio Hondo College
College of the CanyonsRiverside City College
College of the DesertSaddleback College
College of the SequoiasSan Bernardino Valley College
College of the SiskiyousSan Diego City College
Cosumnes River CollegeSan Diego Mesa College
Crafton Hills CollegeSan Diego Miramar College
Cuesta CollegeSan Joaquin Delta College
Cuyamaca CollegeSanta Ana College
Cypress CollegeSanta Barbara City College
Diablo Valley CollegeSanta Monica College
East Los Angeles CollegeSanta Rosa Junior College
El Camino CollegeSantiago Canyon College
Fresno City CollegeSierra College
Fullerton CollegeVictor Valley College
Glendale Community CollegeWest Los Angeles College
Golden West CollegeWoodland Community College
Grossmont CollegeYuba College
Irvine Valley College


APU accepts the completed IGETC or CSU GE as fulfilling the lower-division General Education requirements.

All APU traditional undergraduate students will be required to complete the requisite number of biblical studies and upper-division elective courses. In the cases of both the CSU GE and the IGETC, the certificate must be complete and obtained from the respective community college before the student matriculates to APU. Students who do not receive certification of completion will be evaluated by standard course-to-course articulation and will follow the APU General Education program. Undergraduate students who have completed minimum of 60 units and the IGETC or CSU Breadth will satisfy nine units of biblical studies at APU and nine units of upper-division General Education course.