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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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Accounting - BS
Anthropology - Minor
Applied Mathematics - BS
Applied Mathematics - Minor
Art History - Minor
Biochemistry - BA, BS
Bioengineering - BS
Biological Sciences - BA, BS, Minor
Business Analytics - BSBA, Minor
Chemistry - BA, BS, Minor
Civil Engineering - BS
Communication - BA, Minor
Computer Engineering - BS
Computer Science - BS
Computer Science - Minor
Criminal Justice - BA
Data Science - BS
Data Science - Minor
Dental Hygiene - BS
Economics - BA, BS, Minor
Electrical Engineering - BS
Engineering Management - BS
Engineering Management - Minor
Engineering Physics - BS
English - BA, Minor
Environmental Engineering - Minor
Ethnic Studies - Minor
Film Studies - Minor
Finance - BSBA
Gender Studies - Minor
Geological and Environmental Sciences - BA, BS, Minor
Global Studies, BA
Graphic Design - BFA, Minor
Health and Exercise Sciences - BA, BS, Minor
Healthcare Administration and Leadership - BS
History - BA, Minor
Human Performance - BA
International Relations, BA
Jazz Studies - BM, Minor
Latin American Studies - Minor
Management and Human Resources - BSBA
Marketing Management - BSBA
Mathematics - BA, BS, Minor
Mechanical Engineering - BS
Media X - BA
Media X - Minor
Modern Languages and Literature - BA, Minor
Music Composition - BM, Minor
Music Education - BM
Music History - BM, Minor
Music Industry Studies - BS
Music Industry Studies - BS
Music Management - BM, Minor
Music - BA, Minor
Music Performance - BM
Music Therapy - BM
Organizational Leadership - BS
Organizational Leadership, Criminal Justice – BS
Pharmaceutical Science - BS
Philosophy - BA, Minor
Physics - BA, BS, Minor
Political Science - BA, Minor
Pre-Dentistry - BS
Pre-Law - Minor
Pre-Pharmacy - BAAS
Psychology - BS, Minor
Public Affairs - Minor
Public Health and Community Wellness - BA, BS
Self-Designed - BA, Minor
Social Sciences - BA
Sociology - BA, Minor
Speech-Language Pathology - BS, Minor
Sport Analytics - Specialization
Sport Management & Analytics - BSBA
Structural Engineering - Minor
Studio Art - BFA, Minor
Sustainability - Minor
Teaching Professions - Minor
Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship - Minor
Technology - Minor
Theatre Arts - Minor
Writing - Minor
A four-year program at University of the Pacific including study of all functional areas of accounting such as financial, managerial, cost, auditing, federal income tax and accounting information systems.
The Anthropology Minor is designed to allow students with an interest in Anthropology the opportunity to combine a generalized sequence of courses into a program. An Anthropology Minor broadens a student’s major field of study by exposing the student to the diverse ways of life of people around the globe. Students who complete the Anthropology Minor have a greater knowledge of the theories, concepts, and methods used by Anthropologists in the study of human cultures, past and present. A Minor in Anthropology is excellent preparation for further study in any field that requires the abilities to understand and engage with people from other cultures (including teaching, medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, business, law, and counseling).
The applied mathematics major is designed for students who are interested in applying their mathematics skills to problems in the real world, for example, in engineering. Our students graduate with a passion for mathematics and learning and are able to apply the problem-solving skills learned in the classroom to the world around them.
The minor in Applied Mathematics was developed to provide training in mathematical techniques and computational methods.
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.
The BS Biochemistry program follows national guidelines and is aligned with pre-requisites for professional schools.
Pacific is one of the first universities in the country to offer an undergraduate degree in Bioengineering. As a bioengineering major, you can explore biomechanical, bioelectrical, biotransport and biomaterial topics. The department has a specialized pathway that supports pre-health and pre-medical students as they complete admission requirements to professional programs.
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.
The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration-Business Analytics is a four-year degree that includes study of all functional areas of business analytics.
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.
Civil engineering at Pacific is recognized for its practical curriculum, high academic standards and student-centered emphasis. In addition to the Cooperative Education (CO-OP) Program, you can participate in competitions and hands-on projects. The program has four focus areas: environmental engineering, infrastructure systems engineering, structural engineering and water resources engineering.
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.
Pacific’s computer engineering curriculum combines computer design, electronics and programming with a foundation of traditional engineering fundamentals. Your faculty mentor helps develop a personalized curriculum plan based on your interests and skills. Built into the degree is a paid, professional internship through Pacific’s Cooperative Education (CO-OP) Program.
Pacific’s computer science program offers three concentrations: software development, networking and computer security. All three concentrations are built upon a foundation of math, science and engineering that prepares you to be successful and adaptable. Starting salaries for Pacific computer science graduates average over $14,000 higher than the national average.
Computing technology is an integral part of many aspects of modern life, including business and research. The computer science minor provides you with a fundamental understanding of computers and computer applications to help you make the best use of computing in whatever career you choose.
Major in criminal justice at University of the Pacific prepares you for a career in law enforcement, the courts or corrections system where you can find fulfilling ways to serve your community.
Pacific's data science program equips you for the exciting field of data science. This STEM-designated program uses a hybrid approach to learning, with most courses requiring attendance both in-person and online.
The data science minor provides you with tools to understand the foundations of data—how it is managed and how to uncover insights from raw information. Data science is recognized as one of the best jobs in America.
Study at our state-of-the-art San Francisco campus. This distinctive accelerated degree offers robust clinical practice and allows entry into many positions in areas of oral hygiene, as well as application for entry into advanced degree programs.
Economics studies the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services. As an economics student, you will learn how to apply theoretical understanding and analytical skills to a wide variety of issues, problems and policies.
Whether your interest is in renewable energy systems or motor control, Pacific's electrical engineering program provides avenues for exploration within this broad and dynamic field. Built into the electrical engineering degree is a paid, professional internship with an industry partner through Pacific's Cooperative Education (CO-OP) program.
Pacific’s engineering management program prepares you for leadership roles as engineers, managers and educators. Alongside a faculty advisor, students develop a plan of study based on their personal goals. With 30% of the curriculum being electives, this major is a gateway to many career paths and opportunities.
The Minor in engineering Management is designed for students completing an engineering degree who desire an understanding of management skills.
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.
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.
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.
The minor in Ethnic Studies is a set of courses that address the impact of race, culture, class, gender, and sexuality in shaping our experience.
No matter your major, a minor in film studies adds depth, understanding and practical skills to your Pacific education.
The Finance major in the Eberhardt School of Business prepares students to succeed in this promising profession.
University of the Pacific offers a minor in gender studies for students interested in how gender intersects with definitions of nationality, race, ethnicity and class.
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.
The Global Studies major is designed for students with an interest in culture and in learning about the diversity of human behavior.
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 and Exercise 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.
Pacific’s BS in Healthcare Administration & Leadership provides an opportunity for working adults with some college to return to school and finish their bachelor’s degree.
From the history of food to a close examination of modern Asian societies, the history degree from Pacific offers a wide variety of classes that cover diverse themes. You will have opportunities to learn outside the classroom, including internships at nearby museums, independent student projects and presenting at national conferences.
In the human performance concentration of the Health and Exercise Sciences major, you will study the mechanics of human movement and how they impact our health and wellbeing.
Through international, interdisciplinary and intercultural immersion, international relations prepares you to succeed in a variety of professions in industry, government, not-for-profit organizations and educational institutions.
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.
The minor in Latin American Studies at University of the Pacific is an interdisciplinary study of Latin America and Latinx culture, history, politics and social conditions.
The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration-Management and Human Resources major is a four-year degree that includes study of all functional areas of management and human resources.
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.
Pacific’s mathematics program help you to refine your knowledge and use of mathematics content, teamwork, mathematical modeling and technology. Courses are intended to give you a competitive edge when you enter the job market. Dedicated professors help you develop your mathematical reasoning, communication and problem-solving skills.
Mechanical engineering is a dynamic field of study that engages you in a diverse range of activities. Examples of activities include machine design and analysis, product development, environmental control, robotics and manufacturing. Pacific has over 30 laboratories on campus where you can gain hands-on experience with a variety of equipment.
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.
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.
The Modern Languages and Literature program offers majors and minors in Spanish, French, Chinese, and Japanese, and additional language courses in German. Double majors across disciplines are encouraged. Our graduates succeed in careers in translation, interpreting, business, international relations, law, education, health professions, technology and finance.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
The 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.
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.
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.
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.
The Accelerated Bachelor's Degree Completion in Organizational Leadership prepares students for leadership positions; it also ensures students develop the skills to successfully implement change in organizations. Courses focus on leadership development, project management, communication, public relations, conflict management, and social psychology.
Benerd College’s Accelerated Bachelor’s Degree Completion program in Organizational Leadership with a concentration in Criminal Justice is designed to give working adults the academic knowledge and skills to advance their careers within the field of criminal justice.
A pathway to a rewarding career in the pharmaceutical industry
Pharmaceutical science careers are flourishing and projected to expand over the next decade. The Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy’s new Bachelor of Science in pharmaceutical science is designed to successfully prepare graduates for employment in the pharmaceutical industry. Throughout the program students will have the advantage of gaining extensive hands-on training through laboratory research and experiential learning. In addition, students will be guided by dedicated faculty advisors to secure internship placements in the last semester.
Graduates with a pharmaceutical science background can become successful scientists, industry leaders and academicians working in pharmaceutical, biotechnology, the chemical and cosmetic industry, government agencies, research institutions and universities.
Philosophy exposes you to some of the greatest minds in human history. You will discuss ideas with professors and peers and develop many transferable skills, including the ability to see different sides of an issue, present cogent reasoning for a position, detect fallacies in arguments and boil down complex data to its essence.
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.
Pacific’s political science program will help you develop the knowledge and skills you need to understand the public realities of your world. Whether life takes you to the local school board meeting or to the UN Security Council, our mission is to prepare you for life as a public leader and empowered citizen.
An accelerated pathway to Pacific's nationally renowned dental program University of the Pacific’s Pre-Dental Advantage Program provides a highly effective route for students entering college for the first time and looking to pursue a career as a doctor in a dental clinic or a private practice. When you complete the program, you will earn both a Bachelor of Science degree from the College of the Pacific (Stockton Campus) and a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry (San Francisco Campus).
University of the Pacific offers students the opportunity to complete a pre-law minor that prepares students for the rigors of law school.
About the Pre-Pharmacy Advantage Program
Set yourself up for success to become a highly skilled pharmacist by enrolling in the Pre-Pharmacy Advantage Program (BAAS) at the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy. In a program tailored specifically for first-time freshmen, Pre-Pharmacy Advantage students earn their PharmD degree to serve as compassionate, patient-centered pharmacists in as little as five years.
Psychology majors are introduced to areas of study including behavioral, biological, clinical, cognitive, developmental and social psychology. You will graduate with valuable research and applied experience.
The Political Science department in the College of the Pacific offers a Public Affairs minor, which focuses on the knowledge and skills necessary to understand the public realities of their world.
Pacific's public health and community wellness program prepares you for a career in one of the many nonclinical areas of health care that require a broad base of knowledge in the social sciences and the humanities.
A unique opportunity for students who have special academic or career objectives not directly met by existing majors is the “self-designed’’ major.
The social sciences major will allow you to explore history, economics, political science and sociology while pursuing a teaching credential from Pacific’s Benerd College.
At a moment when our society is reckoning with systemic racism, sexual harassment and growing inequality, sociology has never been more relevant. Whether you're interested in social work, criminal justice, public policy, youth mentoring, or community development, we have a place and a pathway for you.
Speech-language pathology is a professional program of habilitative and rehabilitative services that leads to occupations involved with persons with communication disorders. Speech-language pathologists work with people of all ages and are prepared to evaluate speech and language problems.
Learn how data is changing the landscape of sports in a growing $300 billion industry. Graduates will be well prepared to succeed in a variety of high-demand sports industry careers through this interdisciplinary program, which will cover individual and team performance analytics, sports management, contract negotiations and more.
This major prepares students to succeed in the dynamic environment of sports industry. The curriculum evolves in response to three tenets—the standards set by the Council on Sport Management Accreditation, strategies used by practitioners in the field, and the emerging research by Pacific’s faculty.
Pacific's structural engineering minor provides additional knowledge in structural or geotechnical 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.
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 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.
Earn your teaching credential with a Minor in Education. The Teaching Professions minor prepares future teachers to move beyond the fundamentals of a subject and develop skills through coursework and experiential learning.
The minor in technological innovation and entrepreneurship is designed to develop entrepreneurial mindsets and prepare students for modern multi-disciplinary workplaces. With this minor, you'll learn to integrate the unique needs of scientific and engineering research with business. This interdisciplinary minor is open to all students regardless of major.
A Minor in Technology is designed to complement a non-engineering degree by adding some exposure to the elements to technology that are shaping the 21st Century.
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.
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.