The College of the Pacific puts its students on the path to lead their communities and make a difference for our world. Our faculty members take a personal interest in students' development throughout their university career helping students to reach their potential.
Hosting 17 departments with 31 major programs, the College of the Pacific is the liberal arts core of the university offering courses in the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, and the fine and performing arts.
The School of International Studies is Pacific's window to the world. Through international, interdisciplinary and intercultural immersion, we prepare you to succeed in a variety of professions in industry, government, nonprofit organizations and educational institutions.
"Knowing how to write decently, knowing how to think critically, how to ask the right questions, to understand systems, to look for holes, to have a low threshold for indignation – that's the kind of stuff that comes from having a liberal arts degree." — freelance journalist Makana Eyre '12
We work hard to prevent our students from feeling “lost” in the College of the Pacific. At every step we provide one-on-one faculty advising, small class sizes and accessible academic support services.
Our faculty will help find what you’re made of—and what you’re made for
Outstanding Media X Student, Angela Salazar
Despite the challenges of the pandemic and record-high unemployment, Angela Salazar ’20 was able to get multiple internships after graduation.