SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--University of the Pacific today will dedicate its new San Francisco campus, expanding its presence in one of the world’s great cities and marking one of the most important milestones in its 163-year history.
The $151 million campus at 155 Fifth Street will educate dentists, audiologists and music therapists and offer such other academic programs as food studies and data analytics. State-of-the-art clinics located at the campus will deliver the highest-quality care to some 10,000 dental and audiology patients each year, and provide outreach to the Bay Area’s most medically underserved communities. About 1,000 faculty, staff and students will work and study in the building, providing an infusion of energy and an economic boost to the South of Market neighborhood. The first students and patients will enter in July.
“The dedication ceremony will celebrate one of the most significant moments in the University’s history since 1924, when we moved from San Jose to Stockton,” said University President Pamela A. Eibeck. “With the opening of this stunning new facility, we establish ourselves as a true three-city university and make even more of Pacific’s outstanding academic programs available to many more students from throughout the region, state and world.”
The campus will be the new home of University of the Pacific’s Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, formerly located in Pacific Heights, as well as a number of new academic offerings:
- Music Therapy. The San Francisco Music Therapy program is designed for individuals with undergraduate degrees in music who want to complete music therapy core courses in preparation for the Certification Board for Music Therapists examination.
- Audiology. Pending accreditation by the American Academy of Audiology, the audiology program will be the first in Northern and Central California and one of just four accelerated programs in the country offering a doctoral degree in three years.
- Food Studies. The Pacific Food Studies program plans to offer a master’s degree as well as certificate programs in food studies. Coursework will prepare students for careers in such areas as food advocacy and policymaking, marketing and management.
- A data sciences program is under development that would offer a master’s of science degree in data analytics, as well as certificates in specific areas of data science.
University of the Pacific’s main campus is in Stockton. The Sacramento campus is home to the Pacific McGeorge School of Law.