APU’s majors are organized through Institutes, to purposefully and meaningfully advance APU’s vision, mission, and values. The framework of learning at APU is built on five competencies interwoven through all academic degree programs: effective communication, ethical engagement, scientific inquiry, critical thinking, and cultural/historical perspectives. These essential competencies result in the attainment of critical skills and wide-ranging knowledge useful across a multitude of professions and industries.
APU’s undergraduate degrees include Professional Studies and Campus Undergraduate programs. Examples of Professional Studies programs include Alaska Native Governance (BA), Business Administration (BA), and Community Health (AAS). APU’s Campus Undergraduate programs include Counseling Psychology (BA), Environmental Public Health (BS), Marine & Environmental Sciences (BS), Health Sciences (BS), and Outdoor Studies (BA). From field courses to campus-based classes, students find themselves in a variety of settings intentionally designed to enhance their education experience in a way that is uniquely APU.
APU’s graduate degree offerings include Master of Arts, Master of Business Administration, Executive MBAs with focuses in Communication Technology and Strategic Leadership, Counseling Psychology (MS), Environmental Science (MS), Fine Arts (MFA) and Outdoor and Environmental Education (MS). Graduate certificates are also available in Entrepreneurship and Investments.
Combined Graduate Certificate & Master's Degree
The framework of learning at APU is built on five competencies interwoven through all academic degree programs. These essential competencies result in the attainment of critical skills and wide-ranging knowledge useful across a multitude of professions and industries. These programs areas: Alaska Native Governance, Alaska Rural Management, Business Administration and Management, Community Health, and Nursing. Professional Studies courses may be offered evenings, weekends, or online and tuition is based on cost per credit enrollment.
Early Honors Dual Credit
The Early Honors Program (EHP) at APU is a full-time, dual-credit program for high school seniors seeking to get a head start on college. EHP students engage in actual college-level coursework, have the option to live on campus, and if successful, will graduate high school as college sophomores. Applicants admitted to the EHP may also be granted automatic full admission to the undergraduate program of their choice* upon the successful completion of the EHP.
Alaska Native Executive Leadership
Alaska Native Executive Leadership Program began as a partnership between APU, Afognak Native Corporation, Bristol Bay Native Corporation, Chugach Alaska Corporation, The Aleut Corporation, and CIRI. It is a unique graduate certificate program designed to provide students with in-depth knowledge in key functional business areas and accelerate the careers of high-potential leaders.
Still undecided? APU’s Non-Degree Seeking admissions option is the perfect choice for those interested in taking classes without seeking full admission to a degree program. Students who complete courses under this status will still receive credit that may be transferred to other colleges or universities.