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.

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Anthropology - Minor

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.

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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.
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Bioengineering - BS

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.
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Business Analytics - BSBA, Minor

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration-Business Analytics is a four-year degree that includes study of all functional areas of business analytics.
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Civil Engineering - BS

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, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering and water resources engineering.
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Computer Engineering - BS

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.
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Computer Science - BS

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.
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Computer Science - Minor

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.
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Criminal Justice - BA

In Pacific's new concentration in criminal justice, you can prepare for a career in law enforcement, the courts or corrections system. Opportunities in criminal justice are wide-ranging and provide fulfilling ways to serve your community.
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Data Science - Minor

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.
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Electrical Engineering - BS

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.
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Engineering Management - BS

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.
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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.
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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.
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Ethnic Studies - Minor

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.
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Gender Studies - Minor

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.
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Health Studies - BA, BS

Pacific's health studies 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.
History student Alyssa Rodriguez

History - BA, Minor

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.
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Mechanical Engineering - BS

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.
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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.
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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.
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Philosophy - BA, Minor

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.
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Political Science - BA, Minor

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.
Psychology student Esmeralda Aldana

Psychology - BS, Minor

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.
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Public Affairs - Minor

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.
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Religious Studies - BA, Minor

Study the religious practices, beliefs, institutions and texts of ancient and modern societies. Through these studies, you will learn about the religious phenomena that have shaped human civilizations. Through this exposure, you will come to better understand the world, yourself and your place in the world.
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Social Sciences - BA

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.
sociology

Sociology - BA, Minor

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.
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Speech-Language Pathology - BS, Minor

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.
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Structural Engineering - Minor

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.
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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.
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Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship - Minor

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.
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Technology - Minor

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.