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Schools and Colleges

Pacific's 11 schools and colleges on its three campuses offer students their choice of 80-plus majors, including 21 graduate programs and 12 accelerated program options. For example, students can go directly into certain professional programs, including pharmacy, dentistry and law, while accelerated programs in business, engineering and education make it possible to earn both undergraduate and graduate degrees in five years. Pacific is well-known for its small class sizes, dedicated faculty, and numerous opportunities for real-world learning, including opportunities to study overseas. Take some time to explore the schools and find the program that is right for you.

College of the Pacific (1851) The College of the Pacific is the oldest and largest academic unit, encompassing 18 departments and 29 majors in the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, and the fine and performing arts. Based upon its foundation of a rigorous liberal arts curriculum, the College champions experiential learning through undergraduate research and creative activity, fieldwork, internships and study abroad. The College prepares graduating students to command a broad perspective in their professional careers, ready to assume the responsibilities of leadership.

Conservatory of Music (1878) The first Conservatory of Music in California has been delivering an outstanding music education for more than 140 years. Degree programs are offered in performance, composition, jazz, music education, music industry studies, music therapy and music history. Conservatory faculty artists/scholars provide a rigorous and supportive learning environment. Students have access to a recording studio, technology and composition labs. Seminars and master classes with accomplished alumni and visiting artists, along with numerous performance and other experiential opportunities, help prepare graduates for professions in music. 

Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry (1896) The nationally renowned Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, named in honor of its dean of 28 years, is committed to providing a world-class dental education for its students and comprehensive, affordable patient care for adults and children. The Dugoni School is highly regarded for its humanistic model of education that respects the dignity of each individual and for innovation in dental curriculum, including comprehensive patient care and competency-based education. Its programs include an accelerated year-round pre-doctoral DDS program that enables students to complete four academic years of instruction in three calendar years, and a new master's in physician assistant studies preparing practice-ready health care professionals for this high-demand profession.

McGeorge School of Law (1924) McGeorge educates lawyers and legal professionals for large and small law firms, government agencies and corporate legal departments around the world. McGeorge's success is built on its distinguished faculty, its high-quality students, its committed and involved alumni, and a beautiful, spacious campus with state-of-the-art classrooms and student facilities. McGeorge is a dynamic law school that is changing and growing to meet the challenges of the global economy and to educate the legal professionals who will be tomorrow's leaders.

Gladys L. Benerd School of Education (1924) The Benerd School of Education, named in honor of an alumna's endowed gift, has educated future professionals in learning, education, and leadership roles for more than 90 years. Benerd School faculty prepare students for service in public and private education and learning-related professions in other sectors; provide programs for current educational professionals to update and upgrade their understanding, knowledge and skills; and promote and engage in research leading to better education and learning. 

Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (1955) The Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is named in recognition of the of the financial commitment of the Thomas J. Long Foundation and the Long family. The School offers a three-year accelerated pharmacy program, provides speech-language pathology students early clinical experience, prepares highly-trained audiologists and produces practice-ready physical therapists. The School is committed to creating a leadership-focused, success-centered environment for its diverse student body. Students are empowered to succeed through meaningful, experiential learning in state-of-the-art laboratories and clinical practicum. The School's programs have received continuous national accreditation.

Graduate School (1956) The Graduate School collaborates with University of the Pacific's academic schools and colleges to offer more than 30 master's, doctoral, and graduate certificate programs, serving graduate students on Pacific's Sacramento, San Francisco and Stockton campuses. The school serves as the central, student-centered resource for graduate admission, education and services at the university, and works to promote and support the success and development of Pacific's diverse graduate population.

School of Engineering and Computer Science (1957) The School of Engineering and Computer Science empowers its students to solve problems by developing their own projects and by working alongside professors on contemporary research. The School's faculty take each student's education personally and are committed to mentoring them both inside and outside of the classroom. With its distinguished cooperative education program, students also get to "learn and earn" through a paid professional internship, built right into the curriculum, with one of the School's 200-plus industry partners worldwide. 

University College (1972) University College was founded to meet the needs of a growing number of adult learners returning to higher education to finish their bachelor's degrees or seeking continuing education to advance their careers. Today the college remains committed to serving non-traditional students and working adults by offering degree completion programs on the Stockton and Sacramento campuses, along with a full suite of continuing education and certificate programs for working adults, corporate training and lifelong learners.

Eberhardt School of Business (1977) The Eberhardt School of Business, formerly the School of Business and Public Administration, was renamed in 1995 in recognition of the Eberhardt family's endowed gifts. Fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the School boasts a $3 million Eberhardt Student Investment Fund, a dedicated Career Management Center, top-rated faculty, state-of-the-art classroom technology, and exceptional experiential learning opportunities. The School offers valuable leadership development and business resources through its centers and institutes, including the Center for Business and Policy Research, the Center for Entrepreneurship, the Westgate Center for Leadership and Management Development and the Institute for Family Business. 

School of International Studies (1987) A school within College of the Pacific, the School of International Studies is devoted to the interdisciplinary study of international affairs. The hallmarks of the school are international, interdisciplinary and intercultural immersion and requirements to acquire at least one second language and spend at least one semester of study abroad. Students are prepared to succeed in a variety of professions in industry, government, not-for-profit organizations and educational institutions worldwide. The School's programs help students develop strong analytical reasoning ability and strengthen written and oral communication skills while building intercultural competence and personal confidence.