Academic Advising Handbook 2021-2022

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

Requirements below link to the 2021 catalog. For prior years requirements or to view the full listing of undergraduate programs, please visit

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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


Accounting Degree Requirements (BAccy)

Gender & Sexuality Studies Minor

Gender & Sexuality Studies Minor Requirements

Art, Design Track Degree Requirements

Art, Fine Art Track Degree Requirements

Arts Administration and Advocacy minor

History Degree Requirements

Art History
Art History Degree Requirements

International Studies
International Studies Degree Requirements

Asia-Pacific Studies Minor

Asia-Pacific Studies Minor Requirements

Kinesiology (formerly, Exercise Science)

Kinesiology Degree Requirements

Bioinformatics Degree Requirements

LatinX Studies Minor 
LatinX Studies Minor Requirements

Biology Degree Requirements

Mathematics Degree Requirements

Business Administration

Business Administration Degree Requirements

Film & Video
Graphic Design

Multimedia Degree Requirements
Film and Video Degree Requirements

Graphic Design Degree Requirements
Journalism Degree Requirements

Chemistry Degree Requirements

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

Music Education, BME Degree Requirements


Communication Minor


Communication Sciences & Disorders Minor

CSD Minor Requirements

Music Therapy
Music Therapy Degree Requirements

Comparative Religion Minor

Comparative Religion Minor Requirements

Outdoor Leadership Major

Outdoor Leadership Major Requirements

Computer Science
Computer Science Degree Requirements

Philosophy Degree Requirements

Philosophy: Ethics, Society, & Law Requirements

Criminal Justice, Law, and Society 
Criminal Justice, Law and Society Degree Requirements

Physics Degree Requirements

Cultural Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology Degree Requirements
Cultural Anthropology with Study Abroad

Politics and Government
Politics and Government Degree Requirements

Cultural Awareness and Knowledge

Cultural Awareness and Knowledge Minor Requirements 

Public Health
Public Health, BA Requirements

Public Health, BS Degree Requirements

Dance Degree Requirements 

Psychology Degree Requirements

Data Science

Data Science Degree Requirements 

Psychological Health and Well-Being Minor

Psychological Health and Well-being Minor Requirements

Disability Studies Minor
Disability Studies Minor Requirements

Social Equity & Social Change Minor

Social Equity & Social Change Minor Advising Handbook

Economics Degree Requirements

Social Innovation & Non-Profit Leadership Minor

Social Innovation Minor Requirements

Editing & Publishing Minor
Editing & Publishing Minor Requirements

Social Work

Social Work Degree Requirements

Education and Learning 

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

Education and Learning Degree Requirements

Sociology Degree Requirements

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

English (Creative Writing) Advising Handbook 

Creative Writing Degree Requirements

Literature Degree Requirements

Sports Communication

Sports Communication Degree Requirements

Environmental Biology

Environmental Biology Degree Requirements

Sports Leadership and Management (SLAM)

Sports Leadership and Management Degree 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

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, and Society Degree Requirements

TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Minor TESOL Minor Requirements

Engineering Dual-Degree/Joint-Degree

Engineering Science Dual Degrees, BS

World Languages
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 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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