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New academic programs at San Francisco campus move closer to launch

Nov 7, 2014

University of the Pacific is expanding its academic offerings with the launch of new programs at its state-of-the-art campus in the SoMa district of San Francisco. Three academic programs are now approved and moving toward a fall 2015 launch date and one more is also slated to begin next fall pending board approval.



   The Doctor of Audiology program is the only three-year accelerated program in California. Students need a bachelor's degree in any major and an interest in the profession of audiology. In addition to classwork, students will be provided clinical experiences including the on-site audiology clinic, nearby medical and audiology centers as well as the audiology clinic in Stockton. The San Francisco audiology clinic opened to patients this fall.
   Students will gain specific knowledge and skills to meet the requirements to sit for the American Board of Audiology certification examination and will receive career counseling. Potential career opportunities include working in hospitals, private practice and hearing centers. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, "Employment of audiologists is expected to grow by 37 percent from 2010 to 2020."

music therapy

Music Therapy

   The Conservatory of Music is expanding its already successful Music Therapy program with a new opportunity on the San Francisco campus. Working professionals with a music or related degree can complete this flexible program by taking courses in as few as four semesters. Students will also complete a six-month internship with specializations matching their interests, talents and career goals.
   Music therapy is one of the fastest growing and most rewarding health professions today. Students will gain specific knowledge and skills to meet the requirements to sit for the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) examination. Program graduates experience excellent board passage and job placement rates.

food studies

Food Studies

   This interdisciplinary program, offering either a Master of Arts degree or a certificate, is designed for working professionals interested in expanding their knowledge about food and developing exceptional proficiency in evaluating the social, economic and political impact of food choices made by individuals and groups. 
   Students have the flexibility of completing the degree in the classroom and online. A wide range of courses will cover sociology, history and anthropology in the heart of one of the world's premier food cities. 

Applications are being accepted now for all three of these programs. A fourth program is in its final approval phase and also is expected to begin next fall.



   This Master of Science degree is a three-semester program designed for the working professional with courses taught in the classroom and online. In addition to coursework, students must complete an industry-sponsored project.  
   The analytics field is hot and in need of qualified professionals. Graduates will gain technical knowledge, critical thinking skills and creativity to explore a number of opportunities in the fields of health, technology and business.   The Analytics program is anticipated to begin in fall 2015 pending Board of Regents approval.

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