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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Biochemistry - BA, BS

The BS Biochemistry program follows national guidelines and is aligned with pre-requisites for professional schools.
Biological Sciences

Biological Sciences - BA, BS, Minor

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.
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Chemistry - BA, BS, Minor

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.
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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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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.

Geological and Environmental Sciences - BA, BS, Minor

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.
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Health and Exercise Science, BS

The Bachelor of Science degree in health and exercise science prepares you for careers and/or graduate study in areas such as medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, health sciences, nutrition and exercise physiology.  The program is science-based and human-oriented. 

The study of human movement comprises an understanding of the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrine, immune and metabolic systems. Foundational sciences, as well as exercise physiology, kinesiology, and clinical opportunities, provide the underpinning of the program. 

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Health, Exercise and Sport Sciences - BA, BS, Minor

Health, Exercise and Sport 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.
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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.
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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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Latin American Studies - Minor

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.
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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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Physics - BA, BS, Minor

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.
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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.
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Pre-Pharmacy - BA/BS

Set yourself up for success in becoming a highly-skilled, patient-centered pharmacist. First-time freshmen complete their undergraduate requirements in the same environment as their PharmD studies. Our graduates have consistently had a higher first-time pass rate for the NAPLEX exam than the national average.

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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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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.