This site has been designed to not only assist you in finding program requirements and course sequence, but it is also intended to guide you to various opportunities to expand your overall academic experience, and lead you to a variety of academic support programs. If during your time here you learn of other academic programs, opportunities or support resources let us know by emailing Advising@csupomona.edu
Unlike an apprenticeship or vocational trainings those enrolled in the modern university are typically required to complete a series of general education courses. Some universities call these “breadth requirements” as they focus more on a breadth of knowledge, than depth of knowledge that typically accompanies higher level courses. The central purpose of general education is to provide a broad knowledge and balanced view of the world in which we live. In medieval times, breadth was comprised of
The trivium focused broadly on the art of thinking and the expression of thought, whereas the quadrivium, as outlined in Plato’s The Republic, focused on space and time, and the quantity, magnitude, proportion, structure and motion of bodies, or in the case of music, sound. The trivium was considered preparatory course work for the more difficult quadrivium, but both were intended to assist in the development of critical thinkers. As a student of the modern university, that’s you! And breadth requirements even extend to students at polytechnic universities where depth and application of knowledge are a particularly distinguishing characteristic.
Interesting footnote: In 1775, Provost William Smith of the University of Pennsylvania suggested that a “Seal of the Corporation” be developed to identify the University, and any items originating from it. With Benjamin Franklin serving as Chairman of the Board, the design of this seal included the seven subjects of the trivium and quadrivium as books stacked upon one another.
The Honors College provides an enriching and intellectually stimulating environment for cohorts of high achieving and motivated students. The College enriches their academic experience through individual advising and mentoring to support personal and intellectual development and successful program completion.
Have you ever considered studying in another country for a summer, quarter or year? enrich your college experience, and lookinto one of CPP's many study abroad options.
Adding a minor can enhance your overall educational experience. A minor can either complement your major program of study in preparing for a specific career, or simply satisfy some intellectual curiousity or creative interest you might have. To view the list of approved minor programs go to the Catalog and type, "APPROVED MINOR PROGRAMS" in the search box.
Along with your academic department, the Career Center is an excellent place to find internship opportunities. If you are interested in finding internships posted by your department, simply go to the Cal Poly Pomona homepage and type “Internships” in the search box.
Your department can serve as a great resource for you in finding open research opportunities. Some of these are available on campus, while other opportunities are off-campus, in another state, or even in another country. Some of these also include a research stipend. Whether you are a graduate or undergraduate student, see your advisor and ask where you might find open research opportunities. To get started in your search, here are three programs you might want to browse. Let us know if you learn of other programs by completing the feedback link at the bottom of this page.
Whether you enter the university as a Freshman or Transfer, some assurance that requirements can be met within a specific period of time is often a top priority when making a decision about where to attend. The Cal Poly Pomona Two and Four-Year Graduation Pledge Programs are designed to guarantee that requirements can be satisfied within two or four years.
|Foods and Nutrition||Phi Upsilon Omicron|
|Food Science and Technology|
|Apparel Merchandising and Management|
|Hotel and Restaurant Management|
|All Majors||Gamma Sigma Delta|
|Computer Information Systems|
|Aerospace Engineering||Sigma Gamma Tau|
|Chemical Engineering||Omega Chi Epsilon|
|Civil Engineering||Chi Epsilon|
|Electrical and Computer Engineering||Eta Kappa Nu|
|Industrial Manufacturing Engineering||Alpha Pi Mu|
|Material Engineering||Alpha Sigma Mu|
|Mechanical Engineering||Pi Tau Sigma|
|All Majors||Tau Beta Pi|
|Lambda Pi Eta|
|English||Sigma Tau Delta|
|History||Phi Alpha Theta|
|Political Science||Pi Sigma Alpha|
|Social Science||Pi Gamma Mu|
|Sociology||Alpha Kappa Delta|
|Biology||Beta Beta Beta|
|Computer Science||Upsilon Pi Epsilon|
|Mathematics||Kappa Mu Epsilon|
|Physics||Sigma Pi Sigma|
|HRT||Eta Sigma Delta|
|Freshmen Only||Alpha Lambda Delta|
|All Students||Golden Key International Honor Society|
|All Students||Kellogg Honors College Club|
New! for Fall 2013 - Students enrolled at Cal Poly Pomona have access to fully articulated online courses at other quarter CSU campuses through OCE (Online Concurrent Enrollment). This access is offered without students being required to be admitted formally to the other CSU campus, and sometimes without paying additional fees. Students should consult with their academic advisor to determine how such a course may apply to their degree program, prior to enrolling at another CSU campus. Read more here...
With a focus on retention and improved graduation rates campus-wide, the mission of the Graduation Initiative is clear, “To reinforce quality education and promote academic success by understanding the issues that hinder retention and completion and addressing the findings with appropriate interventions, services, and practices.” Interested in learning more and getting involved? Learn more here.