The Pacific University College of Arts & Sciences offers a suite of undergraduate programs in the liberal arts and sciences, as well as pre-professional tracks. The academic curriculum is complemented with a multitude of opportunities for hands-on learning, including study abroad courses, civic engagement and volunteer opportunities, and research alongside professors. 

Our students thrive in an environment rich with diversity and are active participants in many of our centers, including the Center for a Sustainable Society and the Center for Peace and Spirituality. A large percent of our undergraduate students also enjoy participation in athletics. The undergraduate experience is personal, life changing, and creates a pathway to graduate school, careers and life. 

Academic support is plentiful and includes resources such as the Advising Center as well as Tutoring and Learning Center.

Every program within the College of Arts & Sciences provides a rich combination of broad and deep learning that prepares students for any path they may choose, from graduate school to a wealth of careers in law, medicine, business, the arts, community service and more. 

In addition to a suite of undergraduate programs, the Pacific University College of Arts & Sciences offers graduate programs: a low-residency Master of Fine Arts in Writing Program, online Master of Nonprofit Leadership Program, and a Master of Social Work Program.

Upcoming Events

Feb
27
5:30 to 6:30 p.m. | Monday, Feb. 27, 2023
Forest Grove, Strain Science Center, 121
Mar
20
All Day | Monday, March 20, 2023
Forest Grove
Mar
20
4:30 p.m. | Monday, March 20, 2023
Forest Grove

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Police Bias Training

Pacific University and the Forest Grove Police Department are challenging bias, race and policing. In October, the university hosted a private training involving scenarios about the houseless, immigrants, and a mental health crisis. Learn more about this evolving partnership that started 18 months ago.

Media arts poster

Hire and support Pacific University students for video and graphic design projects! Submit a request with MAPS today!

The Student Counseling Center is excited to announce group and workshop offerings to support students in their journey at Pacific. Check out available groups as well as new offerings and services provided by the SCC this fall.