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.

art students

Art History - Minor

The art history minor looks at the history of humanity through the broad spectrum of art and promotes thinking critically and historically. Select from courses about prehistoric art through the modern age, including design thinking.
Dan Shao

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.
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Communication - BA, Minor

With a communication degree from Pacific, you will learn how to create communication strategies for the public good as a leader in your local and global communities. Prepare for a career in public relations, broadcasting, journalism, media management and more.
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.
Calliope English & Graphic Design Students

English - BA, Minor

English prepares you for careers that put a premium on critical thinking and literacy. You will develop real-world skills and a passion for literature and knowledge that give you a unique perspective on the world around you as you step into your future.
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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.
Courtney Lehmann and Chris Cannon

Film Studies - Minor

No matter your major, a minor in film studies adds depth, understanding and practical skills to your Pacific education.

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.
graphic design student with Brett Deboer

Graphic Design - BFA, Minor

Our graphic design program helps you develop your artistic talent to build a rewarding career in print, digital or a mix of both. When you earn a BFA from Pacific, you will have opportunities to gain hands-on experience doing real-world projects in business and nonprofit settings through our connections in northern California.
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.
Eberhardt Marketing Class

Marketing Management - BSBA

Marketing is fundamental to all profit and non-profit organizations. From connecting with your customer to competing in a global marketplace, a degree in marketing opens students up to a wide range of career possibilities applicable to any industry.

Student April Chai in the Media X edit space

Media X - BA

Pacific’s innovative Media X program prepares you for a career in the constantly changing world of media arts. We help you develop storytelling and business skills so you can bring your stories to life. Take advantage of hands-on opportunities in performance, film and digital media productions, video game production and more.
April Chai in Design Space

Media X - Minor

Add innovation and creativity to any major 

Take your passion to the next level by adding a Media X minor to your Pacific degree. Media X is a unique program that prepares students to become media makers, communicators and digital storytellers—skills that are crucial to success in an increasingly innovative society.

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.
Music Therapy student with Prof. Waldon

Music Therapy - BM

Learn to use music interventions in a focused and concentrated manner to bring about healing and change, building on the inherent qualities of music to influence physical, emotional, cognitive and social responses.
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.

Danielle Thomasson

Studio Art - BFA, Minor

Our broad art program provides you with options in the art field and provides a strong interdisciplinary education so you can develop a professional-level portfolio. With a BFA from Pacific, you will develop the skills necessary to be a practicing artist who thinks critically, communicates effectively and acts responsibly in our global society.
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.

writing in classroom

Writing - Minor

The writing minor is designed to give you a thorough overview and understanding of the field of English studies with broad coverage of literary periods and theories and a solid foundation in writing and argument.