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Biological Sciences

Congratulations to Our Outstanding 2014 Graduates!

Kamille Mercado, Lydia Schramm and Sarah Anne Wong.

See Student Achievements page for more details


Members of the Biology Department share an enthusiasm for discovery, a passion for learning, and a commitment to training and educating students.

Programs of study are flexible to prepare students to pursue careers in advanced degrees in the areas of molecular and cellular biology, genetics, biochemistry, botany, microbiology, physiology or zoology.

Benefits of Pacific's Biology program:

  • Faculty members who have expertise in a variety of different biological systems, including worms, flies, yeast, plants, parasites, insects and dinosaurs.
  • Numerous experiential learning and research opportunities for undergraduate students.
  • Small upper division classes that allow direct student-faculty interactions.
  • Modern facilities and student access to cutting-edge biological instrumentation.

Pre-Professional Preparation

Our programs prepare students for health-based professional fields that include dentistry, pharmacy, medicine, biotechnology, nursing or physical therapy. Faculty advisers closely interact with the University of the Pacific Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry admissions committees to facilitate student transition from pre-professional to professional programs.

Graduate Program

The Department of Biological Sciences offers a graduate program leading to a Master of Science degree. The M.S. Program enables students to work closely with faculty members in research and in teaching.

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