2020-2021 Catalog

This is an archived copy of the 2020/21 catalog. To access the most recent version of the catalog, please visit https://catalog.vanguard.edu.

Since 1920, student learning at Vanguard University continues to be grounded/rooted in our mission to pursue knowledge, cultivate character, deepen faith, and equip each student for a Spirit-empowered life of Christ-centered leadership and service.

To accomplish our mission, the educational experience is designed to be rich, diverse, and dynamic. It is characterized by programs and degree options in traditional undergraduate, graduate, and professional education. Further, every degree program is characterized by vibrant faculty-to-student and student-to-student interactions, meaningful engagement with the course content, opportunities to grow in faith, and the application of the learning to the contexts of home and community, place of worship, employment and marketplace, and society as a whole. 

The student experience at Vanguard is also holistic and delivered within the framework of our university values - Truth, Virtue, and Service. These values encompass what a student comes to know, be, and do as a result of the education received here.   

TRUTH: We pursue truth by knowing Christ, who is Truth, and understanding the Word of God through disciplined study; we strive to develop critical and creative thinking skills for careful, reasoned, and independent analysis; and we engage in scholarship with integrity and excellence. 

VIRTUE: We honor God and commit ourselves to the person and model of Jesus Christ; we develop personal integrity and character by applying biblical values to our lives; and we keep step with the Holy Spirit and commit ourselves to the path for a righteous life.  

SERVICE: We develop our talents to their potential and discern God’s purpose for our lives; we strengthen the skills necessary for a productive place in society; we exercise civic responsibility, respect cultural, group, and individual differences, and care for others; and we prepare students for diverse vocations, graduate programs, and leadership roles.  

At Vanguard University these values form the basis for teaching and learning within the context of our Pentecostal heritage and institutional identity. These values are also reflected in scope of curriculum contained within the Academic Catalog. The catalog includes important information related to schedules, policies, program overviews, and courses. It is a resource designed to assist you in your academic journey and I pray it will prove helpful to your academic success. 

Pete C. Menjares. Ph.D.
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs 

Vanguard University of Southern California
55 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626