General Education Requirements
General Education Requirements
40 credits required from the courses below. General Education courses can be applied to only one category.
- Pacific Oaks Culture and Pedagogy - 3 credits required
- English Communication - 9 credits required
- Mathematical Concepts and Quantitative Reasoning - 3 credits required
- Fine Arts - 3 credits required
- Humanities - 6 credits required
- Social and Behavioral Sciences - 9 credits required
- Physical and Biological Sciences - 7 credits required, one physical science course and one biological science or life science course, at least one of which includes a lab
Total Required GE Credits: 40
Pacific Oaks Culture and Pedagogy (3 credits required)
GEN 100 Success at Pacific Oaks 3 credits
English Communication (9 credits required)
ENG 101 English Composition I 3 credits
COM 105 Business and Professional Communication 3 credits
COM 150 Effective Communication 3 credits
Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning (3 credits required)
STATS 225 Integrated Statistics 3 credits
Fine Arts (3 credits required from one of the courses)
LIT 300 Introduction to Literature 3 credits
HD 475 Arts and Social Change 3 credits
MUS 100 Global Music and Culture 3 credits
Humanities (6 credits required)
GEN 200 Becoming a Global Citizen 3 credits
HIS 100 U.S. History 3 credits
Social and Behavioral Sciences (9 credits required)
ECO 201 Macroeconomics 3 credits
ECO 202 Microeconomics 3 credits
POL 100 American Government and Political Issues 3 credits
Physical and Biological Sciences (7 credits required, one physical science course and one biological science or life science course)
NUTR 100 Human Nutrition 3 credits
ENV 100 Introduction to Environmental Science with Lab 4 credits
Total Required GE Credits: 40
General Education Prerequisites
GEN 100, ENG 101, COM 105, COM 150, STAT 225, GEN 200, HIS 100, ECO 201, ECO 202, and POL 100, and must be taken before Business core or Business concentration courses.
Program-Specific Admission Requirements
Application Requirements and Standards:
Factors and materials to be considered for admission:
- Completed application and application fee
- Applicants must provide proof of the qualifying conferral of high school graduation (or the equivalent) or proof of successful completion of a minimum of 24 semester units at a regionally-accredited post-secondary institution. Proof of qualifying academic history must be provided in one of the following ways:
- Official high school transcript recognized by the U.S. Department of Education showing an earned high school diploma, 2.0 GPA or higher, and date of graduation. A copy of a high school diploma, if transcripts are not immediately available, can be submitted with a contingency that original transcripts will be on file prior to day 5 of the term/semester of entry. Financial aid will not be disbursed until the compliant documentation is received.
- Official college transcript with 24 credits of transferable units with a 2.0 GPA or higher.
- Official Associate degree transcript from a regionally-accredited institution showing degree earned and date conferred
- Official college transcript from a regionally-accredited institution that contains the high school name and date of graduation
- Official NACES, ACREVS or AICE evaluation of an international diploma that contains the high school name and date of graduation
- High school equivalency completed through home schooling as defined by state law
- Official General Educational Development (GED) document. A copy of the student’s GED Certificate or unofficial GED score issued by the state can be submitted with a contingency that the Official GED document will be on file prior to day 5 of the term/semester of entry. Financial aid will not be disbursed until the compliant documentation is received.
- Official Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) document
- Official High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) document
- Official documentation showing a passing score on a state-authorized exam that the state recognizes as equivalent to high school graduation
- Applicants must submit a resume showing three or more years of significant professional or life experience or an official transcript confirming 24 transferrable units from a regionally-accredited university.
- Personal statement
Applicants with a cumulative high school or undergraduate GPA below 2.0, applicants without three years of significant professional or life experience, or with less than 24 transferrable college units are required to submit additional documentation:
- One letter of support from someone (a non-relative) familiar with your ability to be successful in this program
- An additional essay of three pages, double-spaced typed (approximately 500-750 words). In your essay, please answer the following question:
- What life and professional experience do you possess that would enable you to be successful in the Pacific Oaks classroom focused on application of experience to course content?
- Why is it important to you to study this discipline at a school that emphasizes social justice, cultural humility, and respect for every individual (refer to the Mission and Vision statement of Pacific Oaks College)?
- Interview with a member of the Admissions Committee
- Demonstrated commitment to the mission and values of Pacific Oaks College
Please note: Prior coursework will be evaluated as part of the Admissions process.
Students are required to submit the Petition for Degree Completion and fee to the Office of the Registrar the semester before they anticipate completing their degree requirements. Students must submit the application, settle all outstanding fees with the Student Finance Office, satisfy any deficiencies, and be in good standing in their program for the bachelor’s degree to be awarded.
Note: A cumulative grade point average of 2.0 is required for graduation.
Fieldwork consists of observation and supervised experience.