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Health & Medicine Profile

Discover your passion

Discover your passion
At Pacific University undergraduates who are interested in the health professions find a rich foundation in the liberal arts and sciences that supports their future endeavors. Students from all over the United States and abroad come to Pacific University for its personal, nurturing learning environment. Undergraduates choose from more than 65 fields of study, including exercise science, chemistry, environmental science, public health, and more. Professional degree-completion programs also are available for students in dental hygiene and, online, in health science. Our students learn from faculty members who are dedicated teachers and mentors. Students are encouraged to participate in laboratory research and field work alongside their professors. Undergraduates have access to professional-level facilities and equipment, and several courses in the natural sciences work closely with the University’s graduate programs in the College of Health Professions.

Live the Boxer spirit
Inspired by our mascot, Boxer—an ancient Chinese statue that appears to be part dog, part dragon—Pacific University students embrace a spirit of diversity, inclusion, service, and fun. Students enjoy the close community that comes from a small residential campus. They explore their interests through more than 60 student interest groups, which include pre-professional clubs and societies in the health fields. Pacific University participates in NCAA Division III Northwest Conference athletics, with 24 varsity teams as well as junior varsity, intramural, and club sports. Students make the most of adventures in the Pacific Northwest outdoors, whether at the beach or Mount Hood, both just an hour from campus. More than anything, though, our students value the caring atmosphere and the relationships they build with each other and caring faculty.

Find your future
Pacific University alumni are found all over the world in almost any profession. Students find formal and informal pathways to their careers and graduate programs, especially in the health professions.




Campuses: Hillsboro, Forest Grove, Eugene, and Woodburn, Oregon

Founded: 1849

Enrollment: 3,676

Undergraduate Enrollment: 1,866

Graduate Enrollment: 1,810

Fields of Study: More than 65 undergraduate areas of study; 19 graduate/professional fields

Alumni: Nearly 25,000

• Pre-audiology
• Pre-dental
• Pre-dental Hygiene
• Pre-law
• Pre-med
• Pre-occupational Therapy
• Pre-optometry and Vision Science
• Pre-pharmacy
• Pre-physical Therapy
• Pre-physician Assistant Studies
• Pre-professional Psychology

• Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science in Public Health
• Bachelor of Health Science (online)
• Bachelor of Music Therapy
• Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene
• Bachelor of Social Work
• Graduate Certificate in Gerontology
• Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Compliance
• Master of Applied Psychological Science
• Master of Healthcare Administration
• Master of Physician Assistant Studies
• Master of Science in Athletic Training
• Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology
• Master of Social Work
• Doctor of Audiology
• Doctor of Clinical Psychology
• Doctor of Occupational Therapy
• Doctor of Optometry
• Doctor of Pharmacy
• Doctor of Physical Therapy

Dental Health | Diabetes | Ear | Eye | Physical Therapy | Psychology

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