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Many students enjoy completing a minor, either for the sake of complementing their major and professional aspirations, or simply for fulfillment.  As your personal growth potential is so great while in college, this can be an opportune time to increase the number of tools in your tool chest as much as possible.

  • Computer Science Minor 

    Computing technology is an integral part of many aspects of modern life, including business and research. The Computer Science minor provides students with a fundamental understanding of computers and computer applications that will enable them to make best use of computing in their chosen fields of endeavor.

    Minor in Computer Science Requirements:Students must complete a minimum of 21 units and six courses in computing. Students must maintain a grade point average of 2.0 for all minor courses.

    • COMP 51 - Introduction to Computer Science 
    • COMP 53 - Data Structures 
    • One COMP course numbered 025 or higher
    • One COMP course numbered 047 or higher
    • Two COMP courses numbered 101 or higher

    To apply for the Minor in Computer Science, or to request more information, contact Dr. Michael Doherty, Chair of the Computer Science Department, at 209-946-3031 or at

  • Engineering Management Minor 

    The Minor in engineering Management is designed for students completing an engineering degree who desire an understanding of management skills.  Industry and the engineering societies encourage engineering students to have management skills because the average engineering graduate will be in some aspect of management within three to five years of graduation. The minor in Engineering Management is for students majoring in engineering who desire an understanding of management skills. 

    Minor in Engineering Management Requirements
    In order to earn a minor in engineering management, students must complete a minimum of 20 units and 5 courses with a Pacific minor grade point average of 2.0.

    • BUSI 31 Principles of Financial Accounting (4)
    • EMGT 170 Engineering Administration (4) 
    • EMGT 174 Engineering Project Management (4) 

    One from the following:

    • EMGT 176 Engineering Systems (4) 
    • BUSI 104 Operations Management (4) 

    One other management course from the following: 

    • BUSI 33 Principles of Management Accounting (4) 
    • BUSI 100 Management Information Systems 
    • BUSI 105 Financial Management (4) 
    • BUSI 107 Marketing Management (4) 

    Students minoring in Engineering Management must fulfill all prerequisites for the required courses.  Careful selection of General Education courses can serve as these prerequisites.  At least four of the courses in the 20-unit requirement must be taken at University of the Pacific.  All courses must be taken for a letter grade with a minimum 2.0 GPA.To apply for the Minor in Engineering Management, please contact Dr. Abel Fernandez, Professor and Program Director, at 209-946-3061 or

  • Sustainability Minor 

    A Minor in Sustainability is suggested for students who desire an understanding of sustainability or those who anticipate working for trans-national or development organizations.  The interdisciplinary Minor in Sustainability is open to students of all majors.Sustainability requires that short and long-term social, economic, and environmental impacts of products and processes be considered.  With globalization of the world's economies, continuing challenges with depletion of resources and increased global pollution, the well-being of society will require application of the principles of sustainability.  The Minor in Sustainability is suggested for students who desire an understanding of sustainability or those who anticipate working for trans-national or development organizations.  The interdisciplinary Minor in Sustainability is open to students of all majors.

    For details on the Minor in Sustainability or for more information, please contact Dr. Camilla Saviz (, 209-946-3077.

    Minor in Sustainability Requirements
    In order to earn a minor in sustainability, students must complete a minimum of 20 units with a Pacific minor grade point average of 2.0. Students must complete at least one course from each of categories A, B, and C:

    A. Tecnology

    • CIVIL 171 (3) Water and Environmental Policy
    • CIVL 173 (3) Sustainable Engineering
    • EMGT 176 (4) Systems Engineering Management 
    • MECH 155 (4) Solar Energy Engineering

    B. Economics and Society

    • ECON 071 (4) Global Economic Issues 
    • ECON 157 (4) Environmental and Natural Resource Economics 
    • GEOS 103 (4) Global Change
    • INTL 077 (4) Contemporary World Issues 
    • INTL 165 (4) Development, Modernization, and Cultural Change
    • INTl 174 (4) Global Environmental Policy

    C. Environment and Ethics

    • BIOL 035 (4) Environment: Concepts and Issues 
    • BUSI 053 (4) Legal and Ethical Environment of Business  I-B 
    • ENGL 126 (4) Literature and the Environment-Diversity, III-C 
    • GEOS 043 (4) Environmental Science for the Informed Citizen  III-C 
    • GEOS 045 (4) Soil, Water, and War  III-C
    • PHIL 035 (4) Environmental Ethics  II-B 
    • SOCI 111 (4) Environment and Society - Diversity, III-B


  • Technology Minor 

    A Minor in Technology is designed to complement a non-engineering degree by adding some exposure to the elements to technology that are shaping the 21st Century.  This minor is open to non-engineering students only. Engineering and technology are integral parts of many careers and fields of study. As "technology" has become so prevalent in our lives and careers, more and more companies are demanding that their employees have a working knowledge in such areas as design, graphics, communications, hardware and software advances, etc. Consequently, college students majoring in non-technical disciplines would be well advised to consider taking advantage of technology-related courses to bolster their knowledge and awareness in any of these areas. In order to provide a structure and formal recognition towards this end, Pacific offers a Minor in Technology.

    The Technology Minor provides an introduction to various aspects of engineering and technology which will strengthen a student's employment qualifications. The University offers a number of engineering and technology-related courses which are basic enough in their content that non-engineering students can enjoy enrollment without intimidation.Phrases like "The Age of Technology" and "Information era" reflect the demand for professionals with more knowledge about engineering and technology. The student who takes advantage of this structured approach to additional studies will likely enjoy much greater job and salary recognition upon college graduation.

    For more information, contact Dr Gary Martin (209-946-3064) or visit him on campus in the Chambers Technology Center (CTC) 104 with any questions.

    Minor in Technology  Requirements

    • Student must not be majoring in engineering.
    • Student must complete a program, approved by the minor advisor, consisting of a minimum of twenty units with a minimum of five courses from the attached list.  A minimum of twelve units must be taken at Pacific.
    • Courses that count toward a minor cannot be taken on a "pass/no credit" basis. 
    • Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 in a minor program. 

    Course requirements include:
    A minimum of three courses from the School of Engineering & Computer Science (i.e., CIVL, ECPE, EMGT, ENGR, or MECH department prefixes), adding up to a minimum of eight units.  (It is strongly recommended that students take ENGR 10 as one of these three classes.  This course is intended for the freshman year.)