Academic Advising Handbook

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. If you have questions, please read the How to Use the Advising Handbook (pdf) guide.

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

General Information

Career Advising (pdf)

Internships (pdf)

Career Development Center (website)

Center for Tutoring, Learning and Student Success (CLASS) (pdf)

Student Success Resources (pdf)

Core Requirements (website)

Core Requirements 2019-20 (pdf)

College of Arts & Sciences Academic Degree Requirements 2019-20 (pdf)

Roles and Responsibilities of Student Advisees and Faculty Advisors (pdf)

Privacy Guidelines for Student Records (FERPA) (pdf)

Advising for Health Professions (pdf)

International Student Advising (pdf)

Study Abroad (pdf)

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

Still Deciding on a Major? (pdf)

Transfer Student Advising for 2019-20

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
Graphic Design (new 2019)
Integrated Media

Graphic Design Advising Handbook (pdf)
Media Arts Advising Handbook (pdf)

Media Arts Degree Requirements
Film and Video Degree Requirements

Graphic Design 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, BME Degree Requirements

Communication Sciences & Disorders Minor

Communication Sciences & Disorders Minor Advising Handbook (pdf)

CSD Minor 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

Cultural Awareness & Knowledge Minor

Cultural Awareness & Knowledge Minor Advising Handbook (pdf)

Cultural Awareness and Knowledge Minor Requirements

Politics and Government
Politics and Government Advising Handbook (pdf)

Politics and Government Degree Requirements

Dance Advising Handbook (pdf)

Dance Degree Requirements 

Public Health
Public Health Advising Handbook (pdf)

Public Health, BA Requirements

Public Health, BS Degree Requirements

Data Science

Data Science Advising Handbook (pdf)

Data Science Degree Requirements 

Psychology Advising Handbook (pdf)

Psychology Degree Requirements

Disability Studies Minor
Disability Studies Minor Advising Handbook (pdf)

Disability Studies Minor Requirements

Psychological Health and Well-Being Minor

Psychological Health and Well-Being Minor Advising Handbook (pdf)

Psychological Health and Well-being Minor Requirements

Economics Advising Handbook (pdf)

Economics Degree Requirements

Social Equity & Social Change Minor

Social Equity & Social Change Minor Advising Handbook (pdf)

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

Editing & Publishing Minor Requirements

Social Innovation & Non-Profit Leadership Minor

Social Innovation & Non-Profit Leadership Minor Advising Handbook (pdf)

Social Innovation Minor Requirements

Education and Learning 

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

Education and Learning Single Subject Licensure (Middle or High School)

Education Single Subject Licensure (Middle or High School) Advising Handbook (pdf)

Education and Learning Degree Requirements

Social Work
Social Work Advising Handbook (pdf)

Social Work Degree Requirements

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

English (Creative Writing) Advising Handbook 

Creative Writing Degree Requirements

Literature Degree Requirements

Sociology Advising Handbook (pdf)

Sociology Degree Requirements


Environmental Biology

Environmental Biology Advising Handbook (pdf)

Environmental Biology Degree Requirements

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

TESOL Minor Requirements

Environmental Science: Chemistry, & Toxicology

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: Applied Sustainability Degree Requirements

Environmental Studies: Policy, Culture & Society

Environmental Studies: Policy, Culture & Society (pdf)

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 Writing (pdf) Pre-Professional Psychology (pdf)
Pre-Med                             Pre-Speech Language Pathology (pdf)
Pre-Masters in Social Work (pdf) Pre-Masters of Arts in Teaching MAT (pdf)

Pre-MBA (pdf)

Pre-Health Professions Post-Baccalaureate Pathway