Pacific University partners with Case Western Reserve University to offer students a dual-degree program. Students attend Pacific University for the first three years of their undergraduate program, choosing a major from among Pacific's offerings and benefiting from the rich liberal arts experience and small-school environment. Students then attend Case for the final two years of their program for specialized engineering course work. At the end of the five-year program, students have two bachelor's degrees and a wealth of experience and perspective to carry them into a career in engineering—or anything else that interests them. Students also can pursue engineering careers by enrolling in engineering programs at other institutions as transfer students or after completing their undergraduate degrees at Pacific University.
Applied science and physics are the most common choices of majors for Pacific students preparing for the 3:2 engineering program. However, students also could choose from a host of courses or programs in the School of Natural Sciences, including biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental science, exercise science and mathematics. Students also have access to Pacific's complete liberal arts program and can enrich their undergraduate experience with social sciences, art, music, dance and theatre. At Case Western, engineering specialties include aerospace, biomedical, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, mechanical and systems engineering.