Pacifica’s Humanities & the Creative Life and Depth Psychology with an emphasis in Jungian and Archetypal Studies program take advantage of the blended online format.
Students in the blended online/residential degree programs utilize online-learning technology to work primarily from their home environments, viewing presentations, taking part in interactive discussions with classmates and faculty, and completing regular written assignments. Additionally they travel to Pacifica's Ladera Lane campus each quarter for a four-day residential session. The work is ongoing and academically rigorous, yet flexible enough to allow students to participate in the program in a way that suits their personal schedules. In the online format, community forms quickly, as all students contribute their voices, engaging in inquiry and discussion. That bond is strengthened when students gather on campus in residential sessions, meeting in person with faculty, staff, and student services represenatatives. These intensive on-campus sessions include classroom presentations, guest speakers, experiential activities, social interaction, and give students the opportunity to make hands-on use of Pacifica's research library and archives, while relaxing in the retreat-like setting of the Ladera Lane campus.