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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Applied Mathematics - Minor

The minor in Applied Mathematics was developed to provide training in mathematical techniques and computational methods.
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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.
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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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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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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Communication - BA, Minor

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.
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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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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.

Economics - BA, BS, Minor

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.
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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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English - BA, Minor

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.
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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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Film Studies - Minor

No matter your major, a minor in film studies adds depth, understanding and practical skills to your Pacific education.
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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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Graphic Design - BFA, Minor

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.
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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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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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International Relations, BA

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.
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Jazz Studies - BM, Minor

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.
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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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Management and Human Resources - BSBA

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.
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Mathematics - BA, BS, Minor

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.
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Media X - Minor

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.

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Modern Languages and Literature - BA, Minor

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.
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Music Composition - BM, Minor

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.
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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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Music Management - BM, Minor

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.
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Music - BA, Minor

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.
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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.
physics

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.
Politics

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-Law - Minor

University of the Pacific offers students the opportunity to complete a pre-law minor that prepares students for the rigors of law school.
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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Self-Designed - BA, Minor

A unique opportunity for students who have special academic or career objectives not directly met by existing majors is the “self-designed’’ major.
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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Studio Art - BFA, Minor

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.
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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.
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Theatre Arts - Minor

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.

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Writing - Minor

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.