Welcome to the Department of Economics at University of the Pacific. We pride ourselves on providing a high quality, versatile education that will prepare you for success in a wide variety of professions or post-graduate education. We offer BS and BA degrees that focus on a wide spectrum of issues within economics. This broad choice should meet the needs of just about any student.

    Personalized experiences

    Our department distinguishes and prides itself on "personalized learning" experiences, and to that end we provide more attention to teaching quality and advising compared to many other institutions. We never turn away majors from our classes because they are full, and consequently, a degree in Economics at Pacific can be completed within 4 years.

    At Pacific, our upper division economics classes are small, enabling us to provide a high degree of attention and promote in-depth class discussions for our students.

    alayna myrick
    Beyond a Traditional Internship
    Nathan Scholars Program

    The Nathan Scholars Program is an exclusive internship opportunity at University of the Pacific. Thanks to a generous gift from alumnus John C. Beyer '62, two students each summer are chosen to receive course credits while gaining real-world experience at an economics consulting firm. Alayna Myrick was a Nathan Scholar in 2019.

    Professor Bill Herrin
    Distinguished Faculty

    We are a diverse faculty specializing in a wide range of fields including:

    • International finance and trade
    • Labor economics
    • Money and banking
    • Economic history
    • Public economics
    • Econometrics
    • Health economics
    • Development economics

    Many of our faculty have international experience and have spent substantial time in places such as Uganda, Tajikistan and the United Kingdom, and we draw on this to bring an international perspective to our courses. Economics is not just one subject, it's a discipline that helps understand behavior and decision-making across all fields.

    Community Service
    Integrated Development Group

    Pacific's Integrated Development Group offers pro-bono consulting to high-impact social entrepreneurs and enterprises. Our group was founded in 2010 to respond to the need among non-profit and sustainable development organizations for low-cost business consulting and other services.

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    sharmila king
    Pacific Pathways
    Dual degrees in five years

    With our BS in Economics to Master of Science in Data Science pathway program, take five years to earn both an undergraduate degree and a graduate degree to expand your career opportunities.

    Contact Us

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    Department of Economics

    3601 Pacific Ave.
    Stockton, CA 95211