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Accelerated Programs

The College of the Pacific offers some specialized accelerated degree programs that enable motivated students to either earn their undergraduate degree in less than 4 years and/or to earn both an undergraduate and advanced professional degree at an accelerated pace.

While the overall degree completion time is shortened, the quality of the curriculum remains robust.


In conjunction with Pacific’s Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry—which is considered one of the top dentistry schools in the nation—the Biological Sciences department in the College of the Pacific administers the pre-dental curriculum for students planning to earn a Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree. Three accelerated programs are offered, ranging from five to seven years.

Pacific Legal Scholars Program (Pre-Law)

Our Pacific Legal Scholars Program allows you to complete your undergraduate and law degrees over a six- or seven-year period. We are the only university in California offering a 3+3 (six years) law program.

Pacific Humanities Scholars Program

The unique Pacific Humanities Scholars Program enables students majoring in the humanities to complete their undergraduate degree within 3 years.

In addition to these programs, the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences offers an accelerated Pharmacy degree program in collaboration with the College of the Pacific.