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Applied Science

Eric Boyce, Director
Susan Burkhardt, Program Coordinator

Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Arts

Majors Offered

Applied Science

Program Description

The goals of the applied science major are as follows:

1. Promote the development of a liberal education in students who enter into entry-level professional doctorate health science programs.
2. Promote the development of graduates who are able to apply the natural/basic sciences to the practice of their field of study in an applied health science field.
3. Enable students in entry-level professional doctorate health sciences programs the opportunity to earn a baccalaureate degree.

Admission

Eligibility Criteria

Students must meet all of the following eligibility criteria prior to being eligible to enter the Bachelor of Arts in Applied Science program.

  • Admission to an entry-level professional doctorate health science degree program at the University of the Pacific (dentistry, pharmacy, other health science)
  • No prior baccalaureate degree or current enrollment in a baccalaureate degree program.

Application Process

Students must apply to the Bachelor of Arts in Applied Science program by completing the appropriate section of the Change of Program form.

  • For those graduating from the entry-level professional doctorate health science program, complete the "Addition to Program of Study" section.
  • For those not graduating from the entry-level professional doctorate health science program, complete the "Change to Program of Study" section.
  • Students are encouraged to apply to the Bachelor of Arts in Applied Science program at least one year prior to the expected graduation from that program.

Transcripts

  • Students must have official transcripts from all other colleges and universities submitted to the University's Office of Admission in Stockton.
  • Students may request copies of official transcripts housed in the School of Dentistry to be sent to the University's Office of Admission in Stockton.
  • Unofficial copies of all transcripts should also be sent to the designated program director.
  • The Bachelor of Arts in Applied Science is not eligible for the Pacific Transfer Admission Agreement (TAA).

Bachelor of Arts Major in Applied Science

Students must complete a minimum of 124 units with a Pacific cumulative and major/program grade point average of 2.0 in order to earn the bachelor of arts degree with a major in applied science. At least 64 semester (96 quarter) units must be from undergraduate courses and at least 60 semester (90 quarter) units must be from professional doctorate courses.

I. General Education Requirements

Minimum 36 units and 10 courses that include:

PACS 001What is a Good Society4
PACS 002Topical Seminar on a Good Society4
PACS 003What is an Ethical Life?3

Note: 1) Pacific Seminars cannot be taken for Pass/No Credit. 2) Transfer students with 28 or more transfer units complete 2 additional General Education elective courses from below in place of taking PACS 001 and PACS 002.

One course from each subdivision below:

Social and Behavioral Sciences
Two of the following:
Arts and Humanities
Two of the following:
Natural Sciences and Mathematics
or a second IIIA Natural Sciences course


Note: 1) No more than 2 courses 8 units from a single discipline may be applied to meet the requirements of the general education program.

II. Diversity Requirement

Students must complete one diversity course (3-4 units)


PHRM 111 Pharmacy Practice & Professionalism fulfills this requirement.

III. Fundamental Skills

Students must demonstrate competence in:

Writing
Quantitative analysis

IV. Major Requirements

Undergraduate Courses

  • A minimum of 64 semester or 96 quarter units of undergraduate courses is required
  • Of the required 64 (96 quarter) units, 24 (36 quarter) units must be non-science undergraduate courses. These may include Pacific Seminar and non-science Breadth Program courses in addition to other non-science courses
  • 2.0 GPA from these units is required to count towards the degree

Entry-Level Professional Doctorate Health Sciences Program Courses

  • A minimum of 60 semester (90 quarter) units of professional doctorate courses is required
  • 2.0 GPA from these units is required to count towards the degree
  • All required courses in the Doctor of Dental Surgery or Doctor of Pharmacy program can be used towards this requirement.
  • Elective courses in the Doctor of Dental Surgery or Doctor of Pharmacy program will be considered on an individual basis
  • The criteria for courses that meet the requirements of the Bachelor of Arts in Applied Science degree include courses in the entry-level professional doctorate health sciences curriculum that meet at least one of the following criteria:
    • Courses with an emphasis on application of natural science knowledge to health care discipline-specific problems
    • Courses with an emphasis on basic science
    • Courses with an emphasis on other program outcomes, including laws, regulations, ethics, business and practice management, teamwork, leadership, cultural competence, community service, etc.

Learning Outcomes

  1. At the completion of the BA in Applied Science, students will be able to

a.  Demonstrate and apply the discipline-specific knowledge and skills within their field of study.

b.  Demonstrate effective and appropriate abilities within their discipline with respect to:

  1. Verbal and written communication;
  2. Collaboration and team work;
  3. Interactions with individuals from various cultures and ethnicities;
  4. Retrieval of information from appropriate resources.
  5. Use of information and data (quantitative and qualitative) in decision making; and
  6. Professionalism.

c.  Engage in community based activities aimed at advancing society or assisting others.