Pacific's new campus in San Francisco, home to Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, will house additional new programs in audiology, food studies and music therapy
Regents Approve Three Programs to be Housed at New San Francisco CampusGraduate programs in Audiology, Food Studies and Music Therapy will expand the University's offerings in San Francisco
Regents of the University of the Pacific approved at their January board meeting two new academic programs and an expansion of an existing program to enhance Pacific's offerings at the new San Francisco campus. Graduate programs in Audiology, Food Studies and Music Therapy will bring a multidisciplinary footprint to the University in San Francisco beginning this fall.
Doctor of Audiology
Pacific's Doctor of Audiology (AuD) program in the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences will be the first and only program in Northern and Central California and one of four accelerated programs in the country. The program will have clinics on both the San Francisco and Stockton campuses. This three-year accelerated program will serve a cohort of 15-20 students per year and will begin in the fall of 2015 pending approval of the audiology accrediting agency. The San Francisco Clinic will begin seeing patients in August 2014 and will provide residents throughout the San Francisco Bay Area with audiology and hearing aid services through patient visits and community outreach events. Read a letter from the program chair, Professor Bob Hanyak, introducing Pacific's AuD>>.
Master's in Food Studies
The Food Studies program of College of the Pacific-- the first of its kind on the West Coast-- will offer a Master of Arts as well as certificates in food studies. The program will offer a broad interdisciplinary scope, with curriculum that encompasses the history of food and current conditions of food production, food scarcity and food justice. Professors of history, anthropology and sociology as well as instructors will offer electives in subjects as diverse as food writing and the politics of nutrition to students who will pursue careers in or around the food industry, in advocacy and policy making, marketing, management and in food service. Recruiting of students will begin immediately with classes anticipated to start in January 2015.
Master of Arts in Music Therapy
Music Therapy is a thriving healing arts profession that appeals to musicians wanting to use their talents to improve others' lives. The San Francisco Music Therapy program is designed for life-long learners who are interested in honing their music skills in healthcare and educational settings. To meet the needs of working professionals, participating students will have the option to complete the course sequence at their own pace while receiving clinical supervision from a network of qualified music therapists. This program is already offered by the Conservatory of Music on the Stockton campus. An additional cohort on the San Francisco campus will begin fall 2014.
These new programs will be acknowledged during the March 7 dedication of the new San Francisco Campus, which will usher in a new era for the three-campus University. RSVP by Feb. 24 to attend the dedication.