Point Loma Nazarene University

PLNU Main/Undergraduate campus:

PLNU offers a robust academic environment with over 60 areas of study and countless enrichment opportunities. Whether you’re eager to study abroad or ready to dive into hands-on research, we have a program to fit your interest and help you get ahead in your studies. And with an average class size of 20 students, we promise plenty of access to your professors. Our distinguished faculty bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the classroom and offer individualized attention to help you succeed in your academic and professional pursuits.

13:1 faculty to student ratio

90% admittance rate of PLNU students into medical, dental, optometry, pharmacy and veterinary schools.

98% of PLNU nursing students pass the California State board test the first time

Top 3 for CPA exam results among California Universities based on NASBA

Your experience at PLNU is completely up to you. Broaden your lens for learning by taking part in the many enrichment opportunities at PLNU, from studying abroad to sipping coffee with distinguished professors. Express your faith as an outpouring of love and service within the campus walls or far beyond them. Get plugged in and join one of the many campus clubs, professional societies, or intramural sport teams. Or enjoy some sun, surf, or both while forming life-long friendships with fellow students. There are unlimited ways to balance academics, faith, and community at PLNU.

At PLNU, we know not everyone is the same. You have your own unique gifts and passions that make you—well—you. And we embrace this diversity in all its varied beauty—it’s what makes campus life so vibrant. From the contemplative thinker to the daring adventurer, there’s a spot for everyone on PLNU’s eclectic campus.

PLNU's Christian liberal arts education combines academics, faith, and community—developing thoughtful, caring, and engaged leaders for tomorrow.

Located at: 3900 Lomaland Drive San Diego, CA 92106

Contact us at: admissions@pointloma.edu or via phone at 619-849-2273

PLNU Graduate Regional Center

High-caliber academics, personal attention, and spiritual growth. Those are things that are just as important to us as they are to you. Check out PLNU's high-quality and flexible graduate programs in education, leadership, nursing, business, theology, Christian ministry, and biology.

Whether you want to take your career to the next level or discover your vocation, PLNU graduate studies is committed to your professional and personal growth as well as helping you find out how you can best benefit your community through your work.

Located at 4007 Camino Del Rio South San Diego, CA 92108

Contact us at: gradinfo@pointloma.edu or via phone at 866-692-GRAD (4723)

PLNU Degree Completion Programs

Take the credits you have already earned at another institution and complete your Bachelor degree in as little as 15 months.  Prepare yourself for a career in criminal justice, nursing, education, business, or child and adolescent development.

Locations: PLNU Mission Valley, Southwestern College, Bakersfield, San Diego City College, Grossmont College, MiraCosta College, Palomar College and online.


  • Accounting
  • Applied Health Science
  • Art Education
  • Athletic Training
  • Biblical Studies
  • Biology-Chemistry
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Business Administration
  • Chemistry
  • Child and Adolescent Development
  • Christian Ministry
  • Communication
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Computer Science
  • Cross Disciplinary Studies: Integrated Education
  • Cross Disciplinary Studies: Teacher Education
  • Dietetics
  • Economics
  • Engineering Physics
  • Environmental Science
  • Exercise and Sport Science
  • Finance
  • French
  • Graphic Design
  • History
  • Instrumental Performance
  • International Development
  • International Studies
  • Journalism
  • Literature
  • Management
  • Managerial and Organizational Communication
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Media Communication
  • Music Education
  • Music and Ministry
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Food Service Management
  • Nutrition and Health
  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Piano Performance
  • Political Science
  • Social Science
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Visual Arts
  • Vocal Performance
  • Writing
  • Minor

  • Accounting Minor
  • American Literature Minor
  • Art History Minor
  • Art Minor
  • Athletic Coaching Minor
  • Biology: Cell and Molecular Biology Minor
  • Biology: Environmental Biology Minor
  • Biology: Organismal Biology Minor
  • British Literature Minor
  • Business Administration Minor
  • Child Development Minor
  • Children's Ministry Minor
  • Cinema Studies Minor - Communication and Theatre
  • Cinema Studies Minor - Literature, Journalism and Modern Language
  • Communication Minor
  • Computational Science Minor - Biology/Environmental Science
  • Computational Science Minor - Biology/Genetics
  • Computational Science Minor - Chemistry
  • Computational Science Minor - Physics
  • Computer Science Minor
  • Criminal Justice Minor
  • Finance Minor
  • French Minor
  • History Minor
  • International Development Minor
  • Mathematics Minor
  • Media Communication Minor
  • Music Minor
  • Nonprofit Organization Management Minor
  • Nutrition Minor
  • Philosophy Minor
  • Physics Minor
  • Pre-Therapeutic Psychology Minor
  • Public Relations Minor
  • Public Relations Minor
  • Public Relations Minor
  • Sociology Minor
  • Software Engineering Minor
  • Spanish Minor
  • Sustainability Studies Minor
  • Theatre Minor
  • Women's Studies Minor
  • World Literatures Minor
  • Writing Minor
  • Youth Ministry Minor
  • Masters

  • Master of Arts in Teaching, Teaching/Preliminary Teaching Credentials
  • Master of Arts in Education
  • Masters of Arts in General Biology
  • Masters of Science in General Biology
  • Master of Ministry
  • Master of Science in Kinesiology
  • Masters of Business Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Masters of Arts in Special Education.
  • Masters of Arts in Strategic Organizational Leadership
  • Credential

  • Professional Clear Administrative Services Credential
  • Professional Clear Teaching Credential: Multiple Subject or Single Subject
  • Certificate

  • Child Welfare and Attendance Certificate (CWA)
  • Post-M.S.N. Clinical Nurse Specialist Certificate
  • Reading and Literacy Added Authorization
  • Continuing Education

  • Adult Degree Completion
  • Management and Relational Development
  • RN to BSN - Adult Degree Completion