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Department of Economics
J. Farley Staniec, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chair
3601 Pacific Ave.
Stockton, CA 95211


We offer several programs of study within the economics major, including a joint degree possibility and a minor.


  • Bachelor of Arts: Suggested for students interested in a broad liberal arts economics background. This degree is excellent preparation for a wide range of careers, including law, and provides opportunities for engaging in a double major. Students can work with their advisor to develop a program path that matches their interests.

  • Bachelor of Science: Suggested for students considering graduate study in economics or business administration, or professional careers in economics, business or the financial industries.

Within either degree, a student may choose to specialize in certain tracks focus on areas that differ by subject matter and suitability for the type of post-graduate path the student plans to follow. For example, the Mathematical Economics track is best suited for students planning to pursue a Ph.D. in Economics and the Applied Economics track is often combined with a Business degree. 

Students who choose to double major commonly combine a B.S. in Economics with a math or science degree, while the B.A. is often combined with political science or international studies.

Under the Bachelor of Science degree, we offer the following specialized Tracks:

  1. Social Science Track
  2. Applied Economics Track
  3. Mathematical Economics Track


Many students pursuing majors other than Economics will find that a Minor in Economics can be valuable.

For more information please contact Email Link Dr. J Farley Ordovensky Staniec.

Accelerated Master of Science degree in Applied Economics (MSAE)

The Department of Economics, in collaboration with Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin offers a 5-year path to undergraduate economics students who wish to pursue a Master of Science degree in applied economics.  Students can specialize in business, financial, international, or real estate economics.  They can also pursue a marketing research track or a general economics track.  The program allows students to receive the degree with only one year of study at Marquette instead of two after receiving their Bachelor's degree Pacific. Two recent graduates from Pacific, Terrin Clark and Jason Beall, are currently completing their MSAE at Marquette.