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Child Development, B.A. Online
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Creative Digital Media, B.A. Online
Criminal Justice, B.A. Online
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Preliminary Administrative Services Credential
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Post-Graduate Certificate, Clinical Nurse Specialist
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PLNU and the San Diego Padres state-of-the-art biomechanics lab opened February 5, 2023 to much fanfare.
Dive into the Carolyn W. Thomas Memorial Olympic Poster Collection, a digital archive featuring over 250 iconic Olympic posters and historic items.
PLNU women's soccer claims the school's first NCAA championship.
After serving PLNU for more than two and a half decades as president, Dr. Brower announced his intention to retire in the summer of 2024.
PLNU is excited to share the launch of myPLNU–our new mobile app and campus portal!
Check out the awesome country-wide ranking that PLNU recently earned!
PLNU has received a $1,000,000 research and development grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to study and further the practice of pilgrimage among young people.
PLNU now offers a tuition discount for all active-duty service members who enroll in select PLNU Adult Degree Completion (ADC) programs!
Carroll B. Land Stadium was recently named “America’s Most Scenic Ballpark” by Major League Baseball.
PLNU finds itself once again highly ranked by U.S. News & World Report on a number of recognition lists.
Point Loma was commended for its outstanding commitment to the safety, health, and wellbeing of area residents.
PLNU is proud to be recognized as a Preferred Provider of Life Sciences talent by employers via San Diego Regional EDC’s Advancing San Diego program!
Dr. Jacob Goodin, Associate Professor of Kinesiology, is revolutionizing online and video based pedagogy with his high quality video lessons. PLNU students love them and they are beginning to be used worldwide to enhance understanding of strength and…
Professor publishes a new poetry chapbook through Louisiana Literature Press.
PLNU has received a grant of $1,000,000 from Lilly Endowment Inc. to help establish a Ministerial Coaching Initiative as part of our Center for Pastoral Leadership.
PLNU biology alum Jeff Hester (12), cinematographer for some episodes on "Our Planet", believes a critical part of coral reef preservation comes with educating others and exposing them to ecosystems.