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 and a Master of Social Work Program.

Upcoming Events

Aug
14
9 a.m. | Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022
Forest Grove, Outdoor Areas, Marsh East Stage & Lawn
Aug
26
9 to 10 a.m. | Friday, Aug. 26, 2022
Forest Grove, Outdoor Areas, Marsh East Stage & Lawn

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Flyer for migration symposium

Pacific University's Latinx Studies Program invites you to a two-day symposium centered on the politics of migration in the United States, as it relates to themes of borders, mobility, citizenship, immigration policy, and belonging. 

Berglund Center

The Berglund Center's  Inspired Ideas Competition is back in person! This is a unique opportunity for all Pacific students, graduate and undergraduate who have a creative idea that solves a problem or improves the lives of others. Win up to $25,000 worth of financial support in scholarships and product development to turn your idea into an actual prototype!