Undergraduate study in Pacific Studies

What you can study in Pacific Studies

Pacific Studies develops your knowledge and awareness of Pacific cultures, identities and experiences. You can explore Pacific histories, health and wellbeing, social anthropology, languages (Samoan, Cook Islands Reo, Tongan), Indigenous epistemologies, dance, performance, material culture and film. You can compare these areas across different Pacific cultures.

Structuring your major in Pacific Studies

You can take a major in Pacific Studies as one of your two BA majors (a double major). You will need to pass at least 120 points (eight courses) towards each of your majors, including at least 45 points (three courses) at Stage III.


Explore the undergraduate courses you can take as part of a major in Pacific Studies. You would normally take Stage I courses in your first year, Stage II in your second and Stage III in your third.

Required courses

You must pass the following courses as part of the Pacific Studies major:

  • PACIFIC 100 and 200

Scholarships and awards

Help and advice

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If you would like to find out more about studying Pacific Studies, you can contact our Undergraduate Adviser.