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University Honors Program
John Ballyntine Hall
Dinelle Davis
Program Services Assistant
Tel: 209.946.2283
University of the Pacific
3601 Pacific Ave
Stockton, CA 95211
ddavis@pacific.edu

Four Year Plan

For students who begin their first year at Pacific in the Honors program, this is the basic schedule for fulfilling course requirements. Students who intend to study abroad for all or part of junior year should follow the basic schedule used by students in the School of International Studies. Alternative schedules exist for students in Engineering, SIS, and accelerated Pre-Pharmacy andPre-Dentistry programs. Students finishing a bachelor's degree in three years are still eligible to complete the program, but must compress the senior project into the third year. Students invited into the honors program during the sophomore year must fulfill all of the requirements except honors sections of Pacific Seminar.

General Four Year Honors Student Plan

Freshman Year Fall Pacific Seminar I honors (4 units)

Optional 4 unit GE class
Spring Optional 4 unit GE class
Sophomore Year Fall Honors general education class (4 units--this may be taken in any semester, but is most likely to be taken no later than here. Honors students may take as many of these courses as they wish, but must take at least one.)

Creativity and Knowledge (1 unit)*
Spring Knowledge and Human Values (1 unit)*
Junior
Year
Fall Social Uses of Knowledge (1 unit)*
Spring Senior Project Proposal (1 unit)
Senior
Year
Fall Honors senior project (4 units--or 2 units each semester senior year, or all 4 units second semester)
Spring Honors senior project (4 units--or 2 units each semester senior year, or all 4 units first semester)

 

* Completing Creativity and Knowledge, Knowledge and Human Values, and Social Uses of Knowledge will fulfill the II-B general education requirement.  However students must complete all three honors seminars to receive the II-B general education credit.

 

SIS Student Plan

SIS Students will miss at least one semester junior year. Since their study abroad fulfills at least some of the goals of the third one unit seminar (Social Uses of Knowledge), it will be waived. We will offer a special section of the fourth one-unit seminar (Senior Project Proposal) in first semester senior year for students returning from study abroad.

Freshman Year Fall Pacific Seminar I honors (4 units)

Optional 4 unit GE class
Spring Optional 4 unit GE class
Sophomore Year Fall Honors general education class
(4 units--this may be taken in any semester, but is most likely to be taken no later than here. Honors students may take as many of these as they wish, but must take at least one.)

Creativity and Knowledge (1 unit)
Spring Knowledge and Human Values (1 unit)
Junior
Year
Fall Study Abroad
Spring Study Abroad
Senior Year Fall Senior Project Proposal (1 unit)
Spring Honors senior project (4 units--or 2 units each semester senior year, or all 4 units first semester)

 

Engineering Four Year Plan

Engineering students have enough time on campus to complete all program requirements, but the Co-ops required of engineering students will slightly alter the sequence.

For example, an Honors version of the Bioengineering curriculum for a student with substantial preparation in calculus might look like this:

Freshman Year Fall Pacific Seminar I honors (4 units)
BIOL 51, Principles of Biology I (4 units)
ENGR 5, Introduction to Engineering (2 units)
MATH 53, Calculus II Honors (4 units)
COMP 51, Intro to Computer Programming (3 units)
Spring Pacific Seminar II (4 units)
BEGR, Bioengineering Seminar (1 unit)
CHEM 25, General Chemistry (5 units)
PHYS 53, Physics I (5 units)
MATH 55, Calculus III (4 units)
Sophomore Year Fall Creativity and Knowledge (1 unit)
Honors general education class (4 units)
Spring Knowledge and Human Values (1 unit)
Junior Year Fall Social Uses of Knowledge (1 unit)
Spring ENGR 181 Professional Practice
Senior Project Proposal (1 unit)
Senior Year Summer Professional Practice(Co-Op) (14 units)
Fall Professional Practice(Co-Op) (18 units)
Spring Honors senior project (4 units)
Pacific Seminar III (3 units)

 

Pre-Dentistry Four Year Plan

Students in the 4+ Pre-Dentistry Advantage Program follow the General Four Year Honors Plan.

Students in the 3+ Pre-Dentistry Advantage Program follow the following Plan:

Freshman Year Fall Pacific Seminar I honors (4 units)
Spring
Sophomore Year Fall Honors general education class (4 units--this may be taken in any semester, but is most likely to be taken no later than here. Honors students may take as many of these as they wish, but must take at least one.)

Creativity and Knowledge (1 unit)
Spring Knowledge and Human Values (1 unit)
Junior Year Fall Senior Project Proposal (1 unit)
Spring Research (4 units) Senior Project

Pre-Pharmacy Four Year Plan

Students in the 2+ pre-pharmacy advantage program may graduate with honors by fulfilling all honors requirements through the sophomore year, by taking "Communicating Specialized Knowledge" in the fall of their second year in the Pharmacy School, and by doing a research rotation in their third year of Pharmacy School.

Students in the 3+ pre-pharmacy advantage program follow the General Honors plan for their first three years and can fulfill their last honors requirements by taking the "Communicating Specialized Knowledge" in the fall of their second year in the Pharmacy School, and by doing a research rotation in their third year of Pharmacy School. Students in the 4+ pre-pharmacy advantage program follow the General Honors plan.

Below is a sample 2+ Pre Pharmacy Four Year Honors Student Plan:

Freshman Year Fall Pacific Seminar I honors (4 units)
Spring
Sophomore Year Fall Honors general education class (4 units--this may be taken in any semester, but is most likely to be taken no later than here. Honors students may take as many of these as they wish, but must take at least one.)

Creativity and Knowledge (1 unit)
Spring Knowledge and Human Values (1 unit)
2nd PharmD Year Fall
Spring Communicating Specialized Knowledge (1 unit)
3rd Year Rotations Fall or Spring Rotations in Pharmaceutical Research