Bachelor’s + Master’s in just 5 years

The BS in Economics to Master of Science in Data Science dual-degree 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 and MS degrees: 5 years
  • 8 units double count toward both degrees
  • Study at both the Stockton and San Francisco campuses
  • Apply as an entering first-year or as a second-year economics major
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Sharmila King and students
Hear from the economics program chair

"The BS in 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 modeling. 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
Chair, Department of 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 dual-degree opportunity will catapult students into a high-demand field.