College of Science

Science Advising for Semester Conversion

Semester Conversion will take place Fall 2018 when the University will be changing from the current quarter system to a new semester calendar. For more information on the Conversion Guide and the transition from quarters to semesters please visit the university Semester Conversion website.

List of FAQ's regarding semester conversion

Quarter to Semester Conversion Handbook

Semester Conversion Workshops

Do you have questions about semester conversion? Do you want to know how you will be affected by the quarter to semester transition? Stop by one of these workshops to learn more information and get your questions answered! No RSVP is required; first come, first served.

Computer Science

Tuesday, May 1st from 12 to 1 pm in 3-2636  OR

Tuesday, May 8th from 12 to 1 pm in 3-2636

Kinesiology & Health Promotion

Thursday, May 3rd from 12 to 1 pm in 3-2636 OR

Thursday, May 10th from 12 to 1 pm in 3-2636

If you missed one of the above workshops, please find the content for these workshops here:

Computer Science

Kinesiology & Health Promotion

Department Specific Conversion Information

Please view the following links to find out more specific semester conversion information. This information has been provided by your academic department. Be sure to look at the other College of Science department's conversion information for your support courses and other pre-requisites. Lastly, please be sure to continuously check your Cal Poly Pomona email for updates regarding this information.

Biological Sciences

Chemistry & Biochemistry

Computer Science

Geological Sciences

Kinesiology & Health Promotion

Mathematics & Statistics


Fall 2018 Semester Curriculum Sheets

Fall 2017 Transfer Students & Continuing Students should follow the requirements that were in place in the year you were admitted to Cal Poly Pomona. Please find the curriculum sheets here. You may find your curriculum year at the top of your Degree Progress Report.

Fall 2017 First-time freshmen students should have been notified if they would be changing to the new curriculum by the Office of Student Success. All of the fall 2017 freshmen below will be changing with the exception of Biology-Botany; Biology- General Biology; Biology- Microbiology; Biology- Zoology and Physics majors. This change will occur in August 2018. If there are questions, please consult with the Advising Center or your academic department. Please find the *DRAFTS* of these curriculum sheets below:



Computer Science



*Students currently in Exercise Science or Health Promotion will be moving to the General Kinesiology degree.



  • Physics majors please consult with your faculty advisor. You will have to pick a new subplan. Your Degree Progress Report will not change in August 2018.

How are GE's Affected by Semester Conversion?

The only change to the GE structure will be GE area D. As you can see in the chart below, HST 202 will become D1, PLS 201 will become D2 and current D2 and D3 courses will merge to form D3 in semesters. If you have started GE area D1 in quarters please finish it in quarters by completing both HST 202 and PLS 201. If you are able, please try and complete lower division GE's before semester conversion. Please use this GE tool to discover the GE's you should be taking.

*Adapted from Student Success Central -Semester Conversion website.

Quarter and Semester General Information 

Below is a general review of key similarities and differences between quarters and semesters.

*Adapted from Student Success Central -Semester Conversion website.

Spring 2018 Student Success Ambassador Hours

Our Student Success Ambassador, Geline & Jiheng, can assist you with peer to peer support, navigating your path to graduation, and show how to use academic tools such as MyPlanner, Schedule Builder, and others.

Monday:   8:30 am to 11:30 am

Tuesday: 11:10 am to 4:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 10:30 am & 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 1:30 pm

Have further questions, about Semester Conversion stop by the Advising Center!

In the Advising Center you will be assisted by our Academic Success Mentors, Alisher, Hana, Anissa, & Jason along with our Professional Staff Advisors- Ashley, Kristi, & Vannessa. We are located in Building 3, Room 1645. Please view our drop-in hours.


 *Every effort has been made to provide students with the most accurate and up-to-date semester conversion information for advising purposes. However, this information may be amended or changed at any time. Please continuously check your Cal Poly Pomona email for updates.  Last updated: May 2018