Considering the College of Science at Cal Poly Pomona?


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Cal Poly Pomona is the #1 polytechnic university for diversity and economic mobility. Our commitment to mentorship and a culture of care supports students from all backgrounds as they learn in applied, hands-on situations, solve real-world problems, and forge their own unique paths to success. Cal Poly Pomona is the place where careers begin, leaders learn to lead, and todays students start shaping the innovation and economic vitality of tomorrow.

Our graduates are now working at places like Google, Boeing, Microsoft, Amgen, JPL and Yahoo, just to name a few. Some students, while working towards their degree, have worked with research grants to positively impact science and the surrounding community. Other graduates have gone on to further their education with master’s and Ph.D. degrees.

Polytechnic means “skilled in many arts” and our students learn cutting-edge techniques and gain all the skills they need to begin successful careers. There are many opportunities for undergraduates to participate in research with our world-class faculty, and classes are small enough to offer one-on-one interaction with professors and colleagues.

Our philosophy is learn-by-doing which means you won’t just learn theories, you’ll apply them. At the College of Science we emphasize creativity, discovery, and innovation. Our expert faculty encourage students to use creative approaches that include collaboration with other disciplines and colleges. The triumph of scientific inquiry is discovery and you will find many examples of it here, from the "aha!" moment that results in creating a better microscope to the development of brainwave biometrics as unhackable passwords. Innovation abounds on our campus and the College of Science is at the forefront. Come join us.

There are seven departments in the College of Science that offer 15 undergraduate degree programs, and 6 graduate programs.

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Department of Biological Sciences
    Biology (BS)
    Biotechnology (BS)
    Environmental Biology (BS)
Biological Science (MS)

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Chemistry (BS)
    General Chemistry (BS)
    American Chemical Society (BS)
             A.C.S. certification
    Biochemistry (BS)

Chemistry (MS)

Department of Computer Science
Computer Science (BS)
Computer Science (MS)

Department of Geological Sciences
Geology (BS)
Geology (MS)

Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion
Kinesiology (BS)
    Pedagogy (BS)
    General (BS) with emphases in:
    Exercise Science
    Health Promotion

Kinesiology (MS)

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Mathematics (BS)
    Applied Mathematics/Statistics (BS)
    Secondary Teacher Prep/Pure Mathematics (BS)

Mathematics (MS)

Department of Physics and Astronomy
Physics (BS)
    General (BS)
    Biophysics (BS)
    Integrated Science (BS)

Eliana Scott

Dreams of Success

In this video alumna Eliana Scott ('23, applied math) shares how CPP helped her overcome obstacles and get the support and mentorship she needed to succeed. She's now pursuing her dream to join the Astronaut Corps and is currently a Second Lieutenant in flight school in the U.S. Marine Corps.




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