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Point Loma Nazarene University    
 
    
 
  Dec 10, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Degree Program Information


Majors, Minors and Certificates

 

The Major. Point Loma Nazarene University offers five baccalaureate degrees: the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S. Bus. Admin), the Bachelor of Music (B.Mus.), the Bachelor of Science (B.S.), and the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.). Many of the 50+ major programs also offer in-depth concentrations. If a second major area of study is desired, all requirements for both majors must be met with a minimum of 24 units distinguishing the two areas of study. While working on a single baccalaureate degree, the maximum number of pursuits is two majors and two minors. Students should review the majors and minors list in the catalog.

Freshman students transferring in 56 credits or fewer must complete all requirements for the degree within 7 years of initial matriculation. Students transferring in 57 credits or more must complete all requirements for the degree within 4 years of initial matriculation.


The Minor. Optional minors are offered in several schools and departments. The requirements governing minors are as follows:

  • Only minors that appear in the student’s catalog of record may be earned at the point of graduation;
  • A minor is at least 16 units and is under the direct auspices of the respective school/department;
  • Students must earn a 2.000 cumulative GPA in the minor for it to be granted;
  • The minor must show a minimum of nine (9) units in residence;
  • Of the 16+ units in the minor, nine (9) must be distinct from and not counted in the major or general education;
  • Of the 16+ units in the minor, 12 must be at the upper-division level;
  • The pass/no credit option is not available for courses within the minor; and
  • A second minor, when feasible, requires a minimum of nine (9) units distinct from and not counted either in the major or in the first minor.
     

The Certificate. Optional certificates are offered in some schools or departments. The requirements governing certificates are as follows:

  • A certificate is a skill or theme-based program using approved PLNU courses that supplements a student’s undergraduate studies.
  • Only certificates that appear in the student’s catalog of record may be earned at the point of graduation.
  • Students must earn a 2.000 cumulative GPA in the certificate for it to be granted.
  • A certificate should be between 6-15 units if it is aligned with a major but may be up to 24 units if it is not aligned with a major.
  • 50% or more of the units being applied to the certificate must be unique to that certificate.
  • Of the total units in the certificate, a minimum of 2/3 must be earned in residence.

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