Academic Advising Handbook

How to Use the Advising Handbook (pdf)

The Advising Center publishes the Advising Handbook online for students and the Pacific community. A limited number of printed versions are also available for Advisors. The handbook is divided into three sections.

General Information | Undergraduate Programs | Preparing for Pacific's Graduate Programs

General Information
Responsibilities of Advisees and Advisors (pdf) Privacy Guidelines for Student Records (FERPA) (pdf)
Arts and Sciences Academic Requirements 2018-19 (pdf) International Student Advising (pdf)

Core Requirements (web)

Core Requirements 2018-19 (pdf)

Changing Cores and Catalog Year (pdf)

First Year Seminar (FYS) and First Year Experience (FYE) (pdf)

Student Success Resources (pdf)
Transfer Student Advising for 2017-18* (pdf) *contact us for 2018-19  Tutoring and Learning Center (pdf)

Advising for Health Professions (pdf)

Study Abroad (pdf)
Internships (pdf) Undecided Student Advising (pdf)
Undergraduate Programs

Anthropology Advising Handbook (pdf)

Anthropology Degree Requirements

Exercise Science
Exercise Science Advising Handbook (pdf)

Exercise Science Degree Requirements

Art Advising Handbook (pdf)

Art, Design Track Degree Requirements

Art, Fine Art Track Degree Requirements

Gender & Sexuality Studies Minor
Gender & Sexuality Studies Minor Advising Handbook (pdf)

Gender & Sexuality Studies Minor Requirements

Art History
Art History Advising Handbook (pdf)

Art History Degree Requirements

History Advising Handbook (pdf)

History Degree Requirements

Asia-Pacific Studies Minor

Asia-Pacific Studies Advising Handbook (pdf)

Asia-Pacific Studies Minor Requirements

International Studies
International Studies Advising Handbook (pdf)

International Studies Degree Requirements

Bioinformatics Advising Handbook (pdf)

Bioinformatics Degree Requirements

Latina/o Studies Minor 
Latina/o Studies Advising Handbook

Latina/o Studies Minor Requirements

Biology Advising Handbook (pdf)

Biology Degree Requirements

Mathematics Advising Handbook (pdf)

Mathematics Degree Requirements

Business Administration
Business Administration Advising Handbook (pdf)

Business Administration Degree Requirements

Media Arts

Film & Video
Integrated Media
Media Arts Advising Handbook (pdf)

Media Arts Degree Requirements

Film and Video Degree Requirements

Integrated Media Degree Requirements

Journalism Degree Requirements


Chemistry Advising Handbook (pdf)

Chemistry Degree Requirements

Music Advising Handbook (pdf)

Music Degree Requirements
Performance Emphasis Options: Instrumental , Piano Emphasis, or Vocal Emphasis

Music Education Degree Requirements

Music Therapy
Music Therapy Advising Handbook (pdf)
Music Therapy Degree Requirements

Comparative Religion Minor
Comparative Religion Minor Advising Handbook (pdf)

Comparative Religion Minor Requirements

Outdoor Leadership Minor
Outdoor Leadership Minor Advising Handbook (pdf)

Outdoor Leadership Minor Requirements

Computer Science
Computer Science Advising Handbook (pdf)

Computer Science Degree Requirements

Philosophy Advising Handbook (pdf)

Philosophy Degree Requirements

Philosophy: Ethics, Society, & Law Requirements

Criminal Justice, Law, and Society 
Criminal Justice, Law, and Society Advising Handbook (pdf)

Criminal Justice, Law and Society Degree Requirements

Physics Advising Handbook (pdf)

Physics Degree Requirements

Dance Advising Handbook (pdf)

Dance Degree Requirements 

Politics and Government
Politics and Government Advising Handbook (pdf)

Politics and Government Degree Requirements

Disability Studies Minor
Disability Studies Minor Advising Handbook (pdf)

Disability Studies Minor Requirements

Public Health
Public Health Advising Handbook (pdf)

Public Health Degree Requirements

Economics Advising Handbook (pdf)

Economics Degree Requirements

Psychology Advising Handbook (pdf)

Psychology Degree Requirements

Editing & Publishing Minor
Editing & Publishing Minor Advising Handbook (pdf)

Editing & Publishing Minor Requirements

Social Work
Social Work Advising Handbook (pdf)

Social Work Degree Requirements

Education and Learning (Elementary or Special Education)

Education and Learning (Elementary or Special Education) Advising Handbook (pdf)

Education and Learning Degree Requirements

Sociology Advising Handbook (pdf)

Sociology Degree Requirements

English (Literature & Creative Writing)
English (Literature & Creative Writing) Advising Handbook (pdf)

Creative Writing Degree Requirements

Literature Degree Requirements

TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Minor
TESOL Minor Advising Handbook (pdf)

TESOL Minor Requirements

Environmental Science: Environmental Biology

Environmental Science: Chemistry, & Toxicology

Environmental Science: Advising Handbook (pdf)

Environmental Biology Degree Requirements

Environmental Science, Toxicology & Chemistry Emphasis Degree Requirements

Environmental Science/Pharmacy 3+3 Pathway Information Sheet (pdf)

Environmental Science/Pharmacy 3+3 Pathway Catalog

Theatre & Applied Theatre
Theatre & Applied Theatre Advising Handbook (pdf)

Applied Theatre Degree Requirements

Theatre Degree Requirements


Environmental Studies: Applied Sustainability

Environmental Studies: Policy, Culture & Society

Environmental Studies: Advising Handbook (pdf)

Environmental Studies: Applied Sustainability Degree Requirements

Environmental Studies: Policy, Culture, and Society Degree Requirements

World Languages
World Languages Advising Handbook (pdf)

Chinese Minor Requirements

Dual Language Degree Requirements

French Degree Requirements

German Studies Degree Requirements

Japanese Degree Requirements

Spanish Degree Requirements

Preparing for Pacific's Graduate Programs
Advantage Program (pdf) Pre-Occupational Therapy (pdf)
Pre-Audiology (pdf) Pre-Optometry (pdf)
Pre-Athletic Training (pdf) Pre-Pharmacy (pdf)
Pre-Dental Hygiene (pdf) Pre-Physician Assistant (pdf)
Pre-Law (pdf) Pre-Physical Therapy (pdf)
Pre-MFA Creative Writing (pdf) Pre-Professional Psychology (pdf)
Pre-Med                             Pre-Speech Language Pathology & CSD Minor (pdf)
Pre-Masters in Social Work (pdf) Pre-Masters of Arts in Teaching MAT (pdf)
Pre-MBA or MSF (pdf) Pre-Health Professions Post-Baccalaureate Pathway