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Mathematics Professor Lloyd Best 2015 Educator of the Year

The first Colloquy Speaker Series of spring quarter introduced Lloyd Best, M.A., associate professor of mathematics, as the Pacific Union College 2015 Educator of the Year.

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34th Annual Career Day Emphasizes Service

Pacific Union College hosted its 34th annual Career Day on Thursday, March 5, welcoming professionals from a variety of fields such as business administration, psychology, social work, and education.

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Reinvented Honors Program Continues Tradition of Excellence

The Honors Program at Pacific Union College provides an alternative to traditional General Education requirements, enrolling students in classes that depart from a traditional lecture format to encourage a lifetime of critical thought, aesthetic appreciation, and spiritual prosperity.



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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Honors program offers academically motivated students an alternative General Education curriculum built around the study of the great works of world culture.
Mathematics students will have experience with mathematical modes of thought, including modeling, abstraction, optimization, logical analysis, inference from data and use of symbols.
Modern Languages
The modern languages department offers majors in Spanish and French and minors in French, German, Italian, and Spanish.
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.
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.