Alaska Pacific University - Bachelor's Degree

Alaska Pacific University, chartered as Alaska Methodist University by the Territory of Alaska in 1957, dedicated its campus on June 28, 1959. Alaska Pacific University is the most recent of the more than 1200 United Methodist educational institutions founded in America over the last 200 years.

  • Average Tuition USD 39,710

School Description

After a 1977 reorganization led by new president Glenn Olds from Kent State University, and assisted by Natale Sicuro from Kent, academic programs were restructured, and in November 1978 Alaska Methodist University was renamed Alaska Pacific University to better reflect its educational mission and geographical location.

Bachelor Programs

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    Counseling Psychology

    USD 19,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on understanding and analyzing human behavior.

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    Creative & Professional Writing

    USD 19,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of English Literature. The program offers courses that focus on analyzing passages, and relating texts to cultural, social, historical and political contexts.

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    Earth Sciences

    USD 19,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general sciences including physics, chemistry, nutrition, biology, and environmental science.

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    Environmental Science

    USD 19,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Environmental Studies. The program offers courses that focus on renewable and non-renewable resources, ecosystems, pollution, and biodiversity.

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    Liberal Studies

    USD 19,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Liberal Studies. The program offers courses that focus on the arts, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities.

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    Marine Biology

    USD 19,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Biology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of cell growth, DNA expression, botany, parasitology and recombinant DNA technology.

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    Outdoor Studies

    USD 19,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Social Work. The program offers courses that enable students to work with individuals, groups, and communities. The program requires students to participate in social work agencies, children's homes, and other institutions.

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    Sustainability Studies

    USD 19,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Social Sciences. The program offers courses that focus on the study of economics; political science; human geography; demography; management; psychology; sociology; anthropology; archaeology; jurisprudence; history; and linguistics.

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  • Minimum GPA 2.50

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    Established in 1957

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    APU attracts students from around Alaska, the United States and the world. The university offers two-year, four-year, master’s and doctorate level programs.

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          • Testimony
            1997-1999, Global and Multicultural!

            Students from all over the world. Multicultural curriculum Globally-minded and Community oriented Innovative Programs and exchange programs within and outside Alaska Small class size, accessible and supportive professors Innovative and cutting edge curriculum.

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            1989-1996, Great Value, Great School

            Alaska Pacific is the ideal place to have a very personnel and rewarding educational experience.

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            2001-2004, Active Learning in Action

            I enjoyed the professors at APU and even more, I appreciated the real-world experience brought to the classes by my fellow students. APU encourages "Active Learning" and we did through community projects and simulations. It is a small school and offers a good education.