What is service-learning?

  • Service-learning at Cal Poly Pomona includes academic courses that use the university’s learn-by-doing philosophy to make a difference in the world around us.
  • Students in these courses have structured opportunities to learn, develop and reflect through community projects that tie directly to your course instruction.

What do students get from service-learning courses?

  • Critical thinking and interpersonal skills.
  • Better understanding of course content.
  • Academic performance and retention.
  • Career development.
  • Social awareness and community issues.

How do students find a service-learning course?

  • Service-learning courses are officially designated with a letter "S" after the course title and number (e.g. EWS 280S).  In Bronco Direct's Public Schedule of Classes, there is a drop down box entitled "Course Attribute." Select that box and search for the word "service-learning." This will then list all the courses that have an official "S" service-learning component based on the quarter you select.