Coursework in the Communication Department prepares students for careers in teaching, speech writing, law, labor relations, personnel development, public relations, journalism, broadcasting, media management, international relations, and many other professional areas.
By participating in some of the communication-related activities offered by Pacific—a few of which are described below—students enter these fields with a competitive edge.
Experiential Learning Opportunities
- Pacific Speech and Debate Society. For over seven decades, Pacific has competed with distinction in intercollegiate speech and debate. The Pacific teams are regulars in national championship competition and have compiled enviable records at both the regional and national levels. The Communication Department offers forensics scholarships to students who have demonstrated a high level of performance proficiency and require financial assistance.
- Broadcasting Facilities. KPAC 89.7 FM is the student-operated low wattage radio station on campus. Pacific TV 2 (Tiger TV) is the closed circuit television station on campus. Both stations offer students experience in advertising sales, announcing, producing and directing for a student audience.
- The Pacifican. The Pacifican is a student-managed independent weekly newspaper. This publication serves as a laboratory for those interested in pursuing careers in journalism.
- PRSSA. The University of the Pacific boasts a chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA). Serious public relations students meet monthly to hear professionals invited from San Francisco and other major market areas discuss contemporary public relations topics. They also join together in teams to compete in national case-study competition. Pacific PRSSA teams have distinguished themselves over the years by placing in national competition.