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The Healing Power of Music

February 28th, 2012 by John Sterni in Uncategorized · No Comments

University of the Pacific professor talks about the benefits of Music Therapy.

Watch The Healing Power of Music on PBS. See more from PBS NewsHour.

Recovery and coping, music therapy is a field of medicine capturing new attention due to its role in helping Gabrielle Giffords recover from a gunshot. Correspondent Spencer Michels reports on the versatility of music in a medical setting, but the difficulty of quantifying its effectiveness.

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Enrollment Services receives a Valentine’s Day serenade from Phi Mu Alpha. Enjoy!:

February 14th, 2012 by John Sterni in Uncategorized · No Comments

To all the wonderful staff in the Admission, Financial Aid and Registrar’s Office. Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Graduating from Pacific!

December 1st, 2011 by John Sterni in Accelerated Programs · Application · No Comments

Whatever their academic or career goals, students can get there faster at Pacific. Our four-year graduation guarantee and host of accelerated programs keep your student focused on the future.

Pacific launched the nation’s first four­ year graduation guarantee in 1991. The guarantee, a contract between the university and students, means your student can:

1.  Spend less on college
If your student can’t get the classes to graduate at a state school expect to pay another $19,000 to $26,000 intuition and expenses each year. At Pacific, if students have to stay an extra year and have met the requirements of the guarantee, their tuition is free. 

2.  Still have sometime to explore
Your student can explore different academic areas during freshman year and still qualify for Pacific’s guarantee.

3.  Start grad school sooner
Accelerated programs in law, dentistry, pharmacy,engineering and other fields let students reduce the total time required to earn a grad degree.

4.   Start earning sooner
For every year your student is not in the work force, lifetime earnings take a hit. An extra two years in college can mean a reduction of $100,000 in income, not to mention the added cost of tuition.


Accelerated Programs

Pacific’s accelerated programs give your student a head start on a successful career. These programs typically shave a semester or more off the time spent as an undergrad, and many programs lead to advanced degrees.

But don’t worry. Your student will still have a rich college experience, connect with professors  and earn a top quality degree. Our focus is on providing the high-level skills and credentials to  move ahead. Accelerated programs are offered in:

Dentistry: Finish two years as an undergrad, then earn a DDS in three more years. 

Dental hygiene: Complete the nation’s first 36-month bachelor’s degree.

Education: Graduate in four years (a semester less than most colleges) because professional  certification and student teaching are built into the program.

Engineering: Earn both a bachelor’s and master’s in five years.

Humanities Scholars: Graduate in three years with a bachelor’s degree and a guaranteed internship.

Legal Scholars: Complete undergrad and law degrees in as little as six years. 

MBA: Finish in 16 months instead of the typical two years.

Physical therapy: Complete a bachelor’s in four years, with priority admission to the DPT Program, which can be earned in 25 months.

Pharmacy: Earn the pharmacy doctorate in as little as five years.

Speech language pathology: Finish a master’s degree in 15 months (instead of the usual 24).

Applications to our accelerated programs has been extended till December 15th. Apply now!

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