Going the Extra Mile
School can be so much more than attending class, reading books and taking tests. Have you ever considered a study abroad program? How about summer research, or a scholastic competition? In many cases, lack of money should not be the immediate concern. Many programs offer a stipend, or can be funded through financial aid. Taking a traditional program of study to the next level can assist you in clarifying interests, stretch you as a student, and prepare you for life beyond college.
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.