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College of the Pacific
209.946.2023
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Dr. Rena Fraden
Dean
College of the Pacific
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211

College of the Pacific

Welcome to the College of the Pacific, the oldest and largest academic unit of University of the Pacific. Over 1,600 students pursue studies in 18 different departments, in 31 major programs encompassing the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, and the fine and performing arts. With guidance from over 160 dedicated faculty members, College of the Pacific empowers and prepares its graduates to be leaders in their communities and citizens who make a difference in the world. 

Value of a liberal arts education

Is a liberal arts education (an education in the arts, social sciences or natural sciences) still a good value? A new study by Georgetown University shows that a liberal arts education does pay off over the course of your career.

A liberal arts education develops critical thinking, writing skills, the ability to think across disciplines and offers technical classwork and the internship experiences for students — all things employers look for. 

Read more about the study in this article from The Washington Post

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Message from the Dean

Read Dean Rena Fraden's messages about COVID-19.

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Meet the Professors

Watch videos from your Pacific professors.

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2020 Outstanding Seniors

Learn about our award-winning outstanding seniors from the class of 2020.


Noteworthy Newsletter | July 28, 2020

Faculty and staff accomplishments and scholarly and artistic activity.


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Can’t go to Italy? Bring Italy to Pacific

Pacific students couldn't travel for Pacific's Summer Italian Immersion Program in Assisi so the program came to them via Zoom.


Examining John Muir’s impact

Yesterday, the executive director of the Sierra Club criticized and distanced the environmental organization from its founder, John Muir, who made deeply disturbing and racist comments about Native Americans, African Americans and others.

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Pacific Legal Scholars

Pacific Legal Scholars

Creating leaders in law - learn more about Pacific's Legal Scholars Program.

College of the Pacific Blog

The latest updates from College of the Pacific faculty, students, and alumni.