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PUC Announces Tuition Freeze for 2016-2017

President Heather Knight announced a tuition freeze Monday as part of an effort to control the higher education costs and reducing the toll of student debt on families. 

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PUC Announces New Degree Program in Music Composition

Pacific Union College is excited to announce the introduction of an exciting new bachelor’s degree program focused on music composition. The inaugural class will enroll this fall and has already been accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

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PUC Student Accepted into Leadership Development Program

Christopher Lawrence, a junior accounting major, was among 33 college students and recent graduates accepted into the 2015 Leadership Development program at Adventist Health Systems.

Academics

Departments

Aviation Program
The Flight Center at the Angwin Airport offers a four-year bachelor of science degree in aviation as well as ground school and flight instruction to community members.
Biology
Through observation and experiment, the biologist seeks to understand the complexity of the living world. Whether preparing for a future in research, education, medicine, dentistry or ecology, a degree in biology can open up many possibilities for students.
Business Administration & Economics
Business students prepare to meet the demands of graduate school and business and economic challenges. The department teaches students how to work with people and solve problems, while giving practical training to prepare them for a wide variety of careers.
Chemistry
The chemistry department serves students who have an interest in chemical sciences and those planning to enter graduate, medical, dental, pharmacy, optometry and M.D./Ph.D. programs.
Communication
The communication department offers instruction in a variety of communication skills and principles that apply to mass media, public speaking, small group and interpersonal settings.
Computer Science
This program provides students with the skills needed to turn ideas into a working computer system. Each student has the option of studying the details of computer science or concentrating on the uses of computers in several areas.
Education
Preparing the best possible teachers is done through classroom field experience, developing a variety of teaching skills, fully accredited credential programs, and professors sharing real-life experience.
Emergency Services
PUC’s emergency services program incorporates student’s desire to serve their communities with a demand for trained emergency personnel, preparing leaders for exciting careers in this rewarding field.
English
Home to students who love language, books, and drama, this department prepares students to teach high school or college, write for businesses or newspapers, and attend graduate schools.
Exercise Science
The department of exercise science serves the PUC community by providing opportunities for career development in sports professions, for instruction, and for participation.
History
The goal of the history department is to help students develop clear thinking about human events, and the ability to weigh conflicting claims presented by a study of history or political science.
Honors
The Honors program offers academically motivated students an alternative General Education curriculum built around the study of the great works of world culture.
Mathematics
Mathematics students will have experience with mathematical modes of thought, including modeling, abstraction, optimization, logical analysis, inference from data and use of symbols.
Music
The music department trains students to be performers, teachers, scholars and creators, and encourages the development of an aesthetic, analytical and historical understanding of and appreciation for great music.
Nursing & Health Sciences
PUC's nursing program is unique, involving the student in nursing clinicals right from the start. Students have access to leading health care hospitals in the area.
Physics & Engineering
Physics courses give the student a rational understanding of why things happen as they do. The study of the natural universe will help relate the many things found in nature to the principles of nature.
Psychology & Social Work
The mission of this department is to be a Christian community of liberal learning that explores the insights into human nature and activity distinctive to psychology, social work and related disciplines.
Theology
In addition to providing general education classes for students, the religion department offers two majors and a minor for those who desire a more intensive study of the Bible and the Christian faith.
Visual Arts
Along with more traditional forms, visual art has expanded to include mediums that emerged from technological advancements, such as photography, film and television, and graphic design.
World Languages & Cultures
The modern languages department offers majors in Spanish and French and minors in French, German, Italian, and Spanish.