Invaluable experiences with a personal approach

Pacific is at the forefront of experiential education and we have options for students of every discipline.

Study a variety of disciplines by taking classes at any of our nine schools and colleges and create a pathway designed for your passion. Discover more about our 80 undergraduate programs here.

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Biochemistry - BA, BS

The BS Biochemistry program follows national guidelines and is aligned with pre-requisites for professional schools.
Biological Sciences

Biological Sciences - BA, BS, Minor

Pacific offers flexible programs that prepare you to pursue careers or advanced degrees in the areas of molecular and cellular biology, genetics, biochemistry, botany, microbiology, physiology or zoology. Our department also prepares pre-professional students for entry into Pacific 's Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, as well as the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy.
Student and professor in lab

Chemistry - BA, BS, Minor

The chemistry program offers a variety of exciting and future-oriented research topics, from organic synthesis, biochemistry, theoretical chemistry to physical chemistry and spectroscopy. When you earn a chemistry degree at Pacific, you can expect training in practical laboratory skills, which give you a competitive edge as you enter the workplace or pursue graduate degrees.
Students working on a class project.

Engineering Physics - BS

Engineering physics is a cross-functional major that bridges the gap between applied science and practical engineering. It's both experimental and theoretical as it emphasizes research and development while also focusing on the design and analysis of complex problems. The curriculum combines depth in mathematics and physics beyond other engineering majors.
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Environmental Engineering - Minor

Pacific's environmental engineering minor provides additional knowledge in environmental or water resources engineering to students whose current major is complementary to these topics. This major is not open to students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.

Geological and Environmental Sciences - BA, BS, Minor

If you want to protect society, explore the Earth, understand the environment, work in your community or around the world, consider Pacific’s geological and environmental sciences degrees. We emphasize active, hands-on, field-oriented approaches to the study of the Earth.
health exercise and sport science

Health and Exercise Science, BS

The Bachelor of Science degree in health and exercise science prepares you for careers and/or graduate study in areas such as medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, health sciences, nutrition and exercise physiology.  The program is science-based and human-oriented. 

The study of human movement comprises an understanding of the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrine, immune and metabolic systems. Foundational sciences, as well as exercise physiology, kinesiology, and clinical opportunities, provide the underpinning of the program. 

health exercise and sport science students monitor people on treadmills

Health, Exercise and Sport Sciences - BA, BS, Minor

Health, Exercise and Sport Sciences examines how movement-based physical activities, exercise, and sport contribute to the quality of human life. Engage in a wide range of perspectives including biology, chemistry, psychology, sociology, business, education and philosophy so you can analyze health and human movement in a holistic manner.
Jazz Studies professors playing

Jazz Studies - BM, Minor

Our distinguished alumnus Dave Brubeck ’42, put Pacific on the map with his excellence in jazz, and we continue this tradition. The major (composition or performance) will provide you with real-life skills for a career in jazz.
Music Composition student with Dr. Conklin

Music Composition - BM, Minor

Music Composition at University of the Pacific is a fully immersive and broad major which will position you well to navigate an ever-evolving landscape of music composition. Our alumni are attending top graduate programs and pursuing successful careers in music and media industries, or in academia.
Music Education faculty and student

Music Education - BM

This major (choral or instrumental) offers an academically challenging, performance-based core curriculum allowing you to obtain a degree and California teaching credential within four years. You will develop real-life teaching skills and expand your musicianship.
music history professor and students in library

Music History - BM, Minor

This major combines intensive musical training with academic work in music and the other humanities, including foreign language. Whether pursuing study in graduate school or directly entering the world of music, you will be prepared for your musical career of choice.
Music Industry Studies faculty and student

Music Industry Studies - BS

Music Industry Studies degree at University of the Pacific merges practice and theory along with intensive, hands-on training and internships to succeed in the fast-paced environment of the 21st century music industry.
Music Management student in the recording studio

Music Management - BM, Minor

Music Management degree at University of the Pacific prepares students for a wide variety of music careers where knowledge and understanding of music performance, repertoire, styles and history are valuable assets.
Oboe lesson

Music - BA, Minor

This adaptable major is designed to connect music to the liberal arts and sciences. It provides a breadth of study that can serve as excellent preparation for graduate study in music and flexibility in choosing a professional career in music.
concert band

Music Performance - BM

Study the fundamental principles of your chosen instrument through a broad range of pedagogical approaches and with ample performance opportunities. Our faculty are professional musicians and educators experienced in all facets of performance.
physics

Physics - BA, BS, Minor

Physics stimulates its students' curiosity about the fundamental workings of the universe from entangled photons to supernovae in distant galaxies. It is a very flexible degree—you can work anywhere there are difficult problems to solve.
Pharmacy students

Pre-Pharmacy - BA/BS

Set yourself up for success in becoming a highly-skilled, patient-centered pharmacist. First-time freshmen complete their undergraduate requirements in the same environment as their PharmD studies. Our graduates have consistently had a higher first-time pass rate for the NAPLEX exam than the national average.

Pacific's Green Team

Sustainability - Minor

Pacific's minor in sustainability provides you with a deeper understanding of sustainability. If you're interested in working for transnational or development organizations, this interdisciplinary minor contains courses that can support your goals. This minor is open to all students regardless of major.
University of the Pacific Theatre Arts

Theatre Arts - Minor

Pacific's theatre arts minor program features training in on-stage and backstage aspects of theatre, as well as performance and design courses for on-camera work. You can take courses from acting for stage and screen, to various design and tech (theater technology) courses, dramatic literature, theatre history and career management.