Academic Advising Handbook 2023-24

Undergraduate Programs | Preparing for Pacific's Graduate Programs | What Can I Do with These Majors? what can i do with this major | Advisors by Major | How to Declare

If you would like to learn more about careers related to these majors please check out What Can I Do With This Major.  

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Core Requirements

As its name suggests, the Core is at the center of your Pacific University liberal arts experience. While a major is designed to give you deep knowledge within a discipline, the core is designed is give you a broad set of knowledge and skills that are considered to be the cornerstone of a successful and meaningful life. The core also gives students considering graduate studies the opportunity to complete coursework, such as writing and math, that is commonly required for admittance to most graduate schools.

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Undergraduate Programs

Majors and minors listed below link to their respective academic pages, which includes a link to degree requirements for the current catalog year. For prior catalog year requirements please refer to

Accounting (BAccy)

Global Scholars specialization


Arts Administration and Advocacy minor


Art History

International Studies

Asia-Pacific Studies Minor

Kinesiology (formerly, Exercise Science)


LatinX Studies Minor 



Business Administration

Film & Video
Graphic Design


Performance Emphasis Options: Instrumental, Piano Emphasis, or Vocal Emphasis

Communication Minor

Music Education (BME or BA)

Communication Sciences & Disorders Minor

Music Therapy

Comparative Religion Minor

Outdoor Leadership Major

Computer Science


Philosophy: Ethics, Society, & Law

Criminal Justice, Law, and Society 


(also see Engineering Physics)

Cultural Anthropology

Politics and Government

Cultural Awareness and Knowledge

Public Health (BA or BS)


Psychology (BA or BS)

Data Science

Psychological Health and Well-Being Minor

Disability Studies Minor

Social Equity & Social Change Minor


Social Innovation & Non-Profit Leadership Minor

Editing & Publishing Minor

Social Work (BSW)

Education and Learning 

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



Engineering Physics

Sports Communication

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

English (Creative Writing) Advising Handbook 

Sports Leadership and Management (SLAM)

Environmental Biology

Environmental Biology Degree Requirements

Theatre & Applied Theatre

Environmental Science: Chemistry, & Toxicology

TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Minor 

Environmental Studies: Applied Sustainability


World Languages

  • Chinese Minor
  • Dual Languages Major
  • French Major
  • German Studies Major
  • Japanese Major
  • Spanish Major

Engineering Physics


Gender & Sexuality Studies Minor



Preparing for Pacific's Graduate Programs
Advantage Program Pre-Occupational Therapy
Pre-Audiology Pre-Optometry 
Pre-Athletic Training  Pre-Pharmacy 
Pre-Dental Hygiene  Pre-Physician Assistant
Pre-Law  Pre-Physical Therapy 
Pre-MFA Writing (pdf) Pre-Professional Psychology 
Pre-Med                             Pre-Speech Language Pathology 
Pre-Masters in Social Work (pdf) Pre-Masters of Arts in Teaching MAT (pdf)

Pre-MBA (pdf)

Pre-Health Professions Post-Baccalaureate Pathway


What Can I do with these Majors?

Wondering what careers and opportunities are available to you based on the majors you pursue? Explore various career pathways for your major through this helpful tool.

What Can I Do With This Major?

what can i do with this major?

Access for current and prospective Pacific University students available via the link above!

View this short video on how to use the What Can I Do With This Major website. 





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