Academics

outdoor classroom at pearsons pergola

The Liberal Arts

A liberal arts education offers learning that is both broad and deep, preparing you for action and intellectual engagement in an ever-changing world.

Liu Chemistry Class

Our Faculty

When class size averages 15 and the student faculty ratio is 8:1, bonds are bound to be tight. We offer access to some of the best professors in the world.

Ben Hackenberger works at an architecture internship.

Outside the Classroom

Learning at Pomona often happens outside the classroom through hands-on experiences in research, internships and community engagement.

Dean Feldbum with the students on the EU Study Abroad program.

Global Learning

Actively engage with the world through a wide range of academic and co-curricular opportunities that take place on campus and globally.


Majors & Minors
 

All disciplines offer a minor, except those denoted by an asterisk. The links below lead to more information about each major; visit our departments page to go directly to department websites.

*Disciplines that only offer a major and not a minor.

**Astronomy is offered via three tracks within the Physics major and is not a separate major.

Pre-Professional Preparation

While Pomona College does not offer majors in Prehealth, Pre-Law or Pre-Engineering, we do provide guidance for students interested in these paths.

Information on our Prehealth site outlines the range of health professions (including medical, veterinary, dental, etc.), how to prepare (including which courses to take), how to apply to health profession programs, and how to reach out for one-on-one advising appointments. Our Pre-Law page offers information on resources and advisors whom you can speak with.

Pomona offers two combined Pre-Engineering programs with other universities: the 3-2 Plan in Engineering: California Institute of Technology and Washington University in St. Louis, and the 2-1-1-1 Dual Degree in Engineering with the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth.

By The Numbers

8:1
Student-to-faculty ratio
600+
Classes offered at Pomona each year
52%
Students who conduct research with faculty
48
Majors offered at Pomona College