Academics Now

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Graduate School Fair to Bring Resources to Campus

Pacific Union College will host a Graduate School Fair on October 15, open to students and the community. Prospective graduate school students will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from 23 schools that offer a variety of graduate programs.

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PUC Welcomes New Students

Phaidra Knight’s first class doesn’t start until nine in the morning on Monday, but the new Pacific Union College freshman is already making PUC home. Like the rest of her peers in the PUC Class of 2018, Knight arrived on campus with a car full of boxes on September 17 for new student orientation ready to join the PUC community.

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Puffins and Polar Biology: Students Experience Alaskan Ecosystem

Grizzly bears, Dall sheep, moose, and orcas are unusual college classmates. Pacific Union College students enrolled in this summer’s Polar Biology class encountered these animals and more as the thriving Alaskan ecosystem became their classroom during an 11-day immersion into true field biology.

Academics

Outstanding academics is a point of pride at Pacific Union College and a key part of our reputation for educating successful students. It connects many aspects of life at PUC, bringing an atmosphere of excellence to the campus and resulting in practical payoffs like acceptance letters and high scores.

Academic Excellence at PUC:

  • Qualified, talented professors dedicated to giving each student a quality personalized education
  • The only Adventist college or university recognized as a National Liberal Arts College by U.S. News & World Report. Previously was ranked in the top tier of its western regional category for 17 consecutive years
  • Students score above the national average in most Major Field Achievement Tests
  • Pre-medical and pre-dental programs known for their quality and resulting in very high acceptance rates to medical and dental schools, especially Loma Linda University
  • Student-teacher ratio of 13:1
  • Emphasis on active learning, with increasing numbers of students involved in internships, independent projects, field trips, scholarly research, and discussion-based classes
  • Access to art, performance, and cultural experiences offered in the Bay Area and Napa Valley
  • Opportunities to study abroad through the Honors Program and Adventist Colleges Abroad
  • 34 majors with 36 emphases and one master's degree, featuring the spectrum from tried-and-true programs like the pre-medical sciences to innovative programs like the more recent film and television major, emergency services program, aviation and drama

Featured Resources

Learn more about the different majors we offer by downloading Majors Cards.

The General Catalog features information on departments, majors, and general education requirements.

The PUC Bookstore offers a used books network online, supplies, new books, and buy-back lists.

The Records Office covers all info for class registration, transcripts, and graduation requirements.