Bachelor’s + Master’s in just 5 years

The BS in Economics to Master of Science in Data Science pathway program allows students to finish both an undergraduate degree and graduate degree at University of the Pacific in just five years. A total of eight units are double-counted toward both degrees, giving students a significant time and financial savings. During the fifth and final year, the hybrid modality allows students to work and finish the master’s program at the same time. 

BS in Economics- complete in 3.5 years
  • MS in Data Science- coursework starts in the third year of the program and completes after year five
  • Total time to BS & MS degree: 5 years
  • 8 units double count toward both degrees
  • Study at both the Stockton & San Francisco campuses
  • Apply as an entering first year or as a second-year economics major
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Sharemila King and students
Hear from the Economics Program Chair

"The BS Economics is an ideal background to pursue a graduate degree in Data Science. Economists have a background in critical thinking, problem solving, data analysis, inferences, and predictive modelling. The BS Economics-MS Data Science accelerated pathway provides the opportunity to combine skills acquired studying in the liberal arts with a quantitative emphasis preparing students for our data driven world."

–Sharmila King, PhD, Program Chair, Economics

Earn two degrees

Experiential Learning

Growing job market

Students earn both a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s degree in data science and are well prepared to enter the workforce in a variety of industries.

The MS Data Science program includes a capstone project where students gain hands-on experience with organizations such as the Sacramento Kings, Charles Schwab and Gallo Winery.

With Data Science and Mathematical Science jobs projected to grow 28.1% from 2021 to 2031 in California, this pathway opportunity will catapult students into a high-demand field.