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.