University of the Pacific will be expanding its academic offerings with the launch of three new programs at its state-of-the-art campus in the SoMa district of San Francisco.
Pacific’s doctorate of audiology (Au.D.) program will be the only three-year accelerated audiology program in California. The program is expected to draw prospective students with a bachelor’s degree in speech-language pathology, biology and pre-health, and an interest in the profession of audiology. In addition to classwork, students will participate in clinical experiences at the on-site audiology clinic and nearby medical and audiology centers, as well as the audiology clinic in Stockton.
Students will gain specific knowledge and skills to meet the requirements for the American Board of Audiology certification examination, and will receive career counseling. Potential career opportunities include work in hospitals, private practice and hearing centers. The program starts in fall 2015.
Music therapy is one of the fastest growing and most rewarding health professions today. Working professionals with a music or related degree can complete a flexible Music Therapy Equivalency program in San Francisco by taking evening courses for four semesters. Students will also complete a six-month clinical training internship with specializations matching the students’ interests, talents and career goals. Students will gain specific knowledge and skills to meet the requirements for the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) examination. Pacific’s music therapy graduates experience excellent board passage and job placement rates. This program will be offered in San Francisco beginning in fall 2015.
The data analytics field is growing and in need of qualified professionals. To meet this demand, Pacific plans to offer a master of science degree in data analytics. This year-long, three-semester program is designed for working professionals—with evening courses taught in the classroom in addition to an online curriculum. During the final semester, students will work in teams to complete an industry-sponsored data project. Graduates will gain technical knowledge, critical thinking skills and creativity to explore a number of opportunities in the fields of health, technology and business. This program is anticipated to begin fall 2015 pending Board of Regents approval.
To learn more about the University’s new academic programs, visit www.Pacific.edu/SF.