Pacific Union College

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Located in the gorgeous, world-famous Napa Valley, just 75 miles north of San Francisco, Pacific Union College is a vibrant and Christ-centered community where you’ll discover and prepare for your calling. For more than 130 years, PUC has produced creative, socially responsive graduates who are ready to represent Christ in a vast and changing world. We’re committed to providing an excellent and affordable Christian education that prepares students for a lifetime of service in a career of their choice. Visit our campus or apply now free!


Pacific Union College campus, Napa Valley, California
Pacific Union College voted Newsweeks most beautiful campus
Pacific Union College photography students
Pacific Union College lawn concert
Pacific Union College EMT students
Pacific Union College student enjoying outdoors
Pacific Union College nursing student
Pacific Union College worship
Pacific Union College front of campus

Pacific Union College Undergraduate Degrees and Majors

  • Accounting (BBA)
  • Aviation (AS)
  • Aviation (BS)
  • Biochemistry (BS)
  • Biology (BA)
  • Biology (BS)
  • Biomathematics (BS)
  • Biophysics (BS)
  • Biotechnology (BS)
  • Business Administration (BA)
  • Business Administration (BS)
  • Chemistry (BA)
  • Chemistry (BS)
  • Communication (BA)
  • Communication, Communication Studies (BS)
  • Communication, Marketing Communication (BS)
  • Communication, Multimedia Journalism (BS)
  • Computer Information Systems (BS)
  • Early Childhood Education (AS)
  • Early Childhood Education (BS)
  • Elementary Teaching Credential (Non-degree)
  • Emergency Management (BS)
  • Emergency Services (AS)
  • Engineering (AS)
  • Engineering (BSE Transfer Program)
  • English, British and American Literature (BA)
  • English, Education (BA)
  • English, Writing (BA)
  • Environmental Studies (BS)
  • Exercise Science (BS)
  • Film and Television Production (BA)
  • Film and Television Production (BFA)
  • Film and TV, Technical (AS)
  • Film and TV, Writing (AS)
  • Finance (BBA)
  • Fine Art (BA)
  • Fine Art (BFA)
  • Graphic Design (AS)
  • Graphic Design (BA)
  • Graphic Design (BFA)
  • Health Communication (BS)
  • Health Sciences (AS)
  • Healthcare Management (BBA)
  • History, American History (BA)
  • History, European History (BA)
  • History, Political Studies and Ethics (BS)
  • International Business (BBA)
  • Language and Culture Studies, Arabic (BA)
  • Language and Culture Studies, French (BA)
  • Language and Culture Studies, German (BA)
  • Language and Culture Studies, Italian (BA)
  • Language and Culture Studies, Portuguese (BA)
  • Language and Culture Studies, Spanish (BA)
  • Liberal Studies (BS)
  • Management (BBA)
  • Management For Medical Professionals (BS)
  • Marketing (BBA)
  • Mathematics (BS)
  • Music (AS)
  • Music, Composition (BS)
  • Music, K-12 Teacher Training (BS)
  • Music, Music Specialist (BS)
  • Nursing (AS Nursing)
  • Nursing (BSN)
  • Photography (AS)
  • Photography (BA)
  • Photography (BFA)
  • Physical Education, Teacher Education (BS)
  • Physics (BS)
  • Pre-Art Therapy
  • Pre-Cardiac Electrophysiology Technology
  • Pre-Chiropractic Medicine
  • Pre-Clinical Laboratory Sciences
  • Pre-Communication Sciences (Speech Pathology)
  • Pre-Cytotechnology
  • Pre-Dental Hygiene
  • Pre-Dentistry
  • Pre-Health Administration Information
  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Medical Radiography
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Nuclear Medicine
  • Pre-Nutrition and Dietetic Sciences
  • Pre-Occupational Therapy
  • Pre-Optometry
  • Pre-Orthotics and Prosthetics
  • Pre-Osteopathic Medicine
  • Pre-Pathologists’ Assistant
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Pre-Physical Therapy
  • Pre-Physical Therapy Assisting
  • Pre-Physician’s Assistant
  • Pre-Public Health
  • Pre-Radiation Sciences
  • Pre-Respiratory Care
  • Pre-Veterinary Medicine
  • Psychology (BA)
  • Psychology (BS)
  • Religion, Biblical Studies (BA)
  • Religion, Christian Communication (BA)
  • Religion, Health Professions (BA)
  • Religion, Missions (BA)
  • Secondary Teaching Credentials (Non-degree)
  • Social Studies (BS)
  • Social Work (BSW)
  • Spanish Studies (BA)
  • Theology (BA)

Pacific Union College intramurals:

  • Ultimate frisbee, floor hockey, volleyball, badminton, futsal, basketball, flag football, softball, baseball

Pacific Union College Pioneers intercollegiate teams (sport, gender, league):

  • Basketball (M/F, Cal Pac NAIA)
  • Cross country (M/F, Cal Pac NAIA)
  • Soccer (M, Cal Pac NAIA)
  • Volleyball (F, Cal Pac NAIA)

Pacific Union College gymnastics:

  • N/A

Pacific Union College athletic scholarships:

  • Yes, up to $5,000

Pacific Union College sports and fitness facility highlights:

  • Gym
  • Weight room
  • Cardio center
  • Soccer field
  • Paved track
  • Softball fields
  • Baseball field
  • Tennis courts
  • Swimming pool
  • Acres of mountain bike trails

Located in the gorgeous, world-famous Napa Valley, just 75 miles north of San Francisco, Pacific Union College is a vibrant and Christ-centered community where you’ll discover and prepare for your calling. For over 130 years, PUC has produced creative, socially responsive graduates who are ready to represent Christ in a vast and changing world. In our 70+ areas of study, we combine rigorous academics with a Seventh-day Adventist worldview. Our professors excel as scholars and authors, committed to teaching, mentoring and the highest levels of Christian scholarship.  From pre-medical sciences to innovative programs like healthcare management, film and television, software development, emergency services, and aviation, a PUC education empowers students to serve the Church and impact the world for Christ. Study abroad programs, mission trips and local community involvement rounds out the overall PUC experience. The campus supports a vibrant spiritual and social community—a perfect environment for fostering relationships that will last through life and into eternity.

Outstanding Academics

PUC offers over 70 different majors from a variety of fields to choose from, and our top five majors are biology, business, nursing, psychology and social work, and visual arts. With a 13:1 student-teacher ratio, you’ll never be just another face in a crowded classroom. We are the only Adventist college or university recognized as a National Liberal Arts College by U.S. News & World Report . A high percentage of our graduates are accepted into the nation’s leading medical, professional, and graduate programs, including Harvard, Yale, and UCLA.

Make an Impact

Our students strive to make a difference not only globally, but locally as well. Whether you have an afternoon, weekend, week, or even a year to give, there’s a plenty of ways you can get involved and help others:

  • Over 1,340 PUC students have served as missionaries around the world
  • Every Sabbath, Homeless Ministries visits local areas in need
  • REVO, a student-run organization, has raised over $36k since 2008 for various humanitarian organizations
  • This year, PUC students will go to Fiji, Nicaragua, and the Amazon for week-long mission trips

You Can Afford It

We know it can be overwhelming to think about how to pay for college, but we’re doing our part to help make Christian higher education affordable!

  • Each year, PUC awards $38 million in financial aid to our students
  • Most PUC scholarships renew for four years
  • 100% of our students receive financial aid
  • The average out-of-pocket payment for students is around $6,656

Location, Location, Location

Imagine living in a world famous vacation destination spot that’s sunny an average of 262 days a year! PUC is located atop Howell Mountain in the heart of the Napa Valley. Everywhere you look, you’ll find breathtaking views and lots of interesting things to do.

  • Explore PUC’s unique hiking and biking trails
  • Head to nearby St. Helena or Calistoga for lunch and window shopping
  • Spend the day in San Francisco visiting Fisherman’s Wharf, taking a trolley ride, or watching a game from one of the many championship sports teams

See For Yourself

Come visit Pacific Union College! We think spending time on our beautiful campus is the best way to find out whether we’re the right fit for you.

  • Talk with a professor in the area you’re interested in
  • Tour the campus with a Student Ambassador
  • Meet with an Enrollment Counselor for advice on your next steps
  • Learn how PUC can be affordable from a Financial Counselor


You are invited to visit Pacific Union College! To set up your visit, call (800) 862-7080 or email admissions@puc.edu

High school seniors, click here to start your FREE online application today or visit our web site for more information.