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Cal Poly Pomona: Academics

Academic Calendar

Semester/term begin dates:in June, September, January, and March.
Calendar system:quarter system (four terms comprise academic year)
Month(s) in which new student orientation is held:Orientation for new students held in June, July, and August.
Number and length of summer sessions:Three summer sessions, one of 10 weeks and two of five weeks each.

Academic Experience

Majors with the highest enrollment:hospitality management, accounting, marketing management
Majors with the lowest enrollment:agricultural science, Spanish, science/technology/society
Average freshman GPA:2.8 on a 4.0 scale
Percent of full-time freshman students who returned for sophomore year:91%
Student:Faculty ratio:25:1
Total faculty:729 men, 496 women, 1,225 total
Full-time faculty:322 men, 251 women, 573 total
Part-time faculty:407 men, 245 women, 652 total
Graduation rate:63% within six years

Required Undergraduate Curriculum

General education/core curriculum is required:yes
Minor requirements:not required for graduation
Physical education is required:no
There are religious requirements for graduation:no

Programs Offered

Undergraduate studies homepage:
Special programs offered: double majors, honors program, pass/fail grading option, internships, distance learning, external degree program
Minors and other miscellaneous programs offered: Many minors and credential programs offered.
Preprofessional programs offered: pre-medicine, pre-veterinary science, pre-pharmacy, pre-dentistry
Education certifications are offered:yes
Education certifications: elementary, middle/junior high, secondary, special education, bilingual/bicultural
Cooperative programs are offered:yes
Cooperative education programs: agriculture, art, business, computer science, education, engineering, natural science, social/behavioral science
Graduate schools/programs are offered:yes
Qualified undergraduates may take graduate-level classes:yes
Schools with which domestic exchange programs are offered:Domestic exchange programs with Alabama A &M U, Alabama St U, Boise St U, Bowling Green St U, CUNY--Queens Coll, Central Washington U, Cleveland St U, Coll of Charleston, East Tennessee St U, Eastern Connecticut St U, Eastern Oregon U, Florida Intl U, Grambling St U, Idaho St U, Illinois St U, Indiana U-Purdue U--Indianapolis, Iowa St U, Jackson St U, Kansas St U, Keene St Coll, Louisiana St U--Baton Rouge, Mesa St Coll, Minnesota St U--Moorhead, Mississippi St U, Montana St U, Murray St U, New Coll of Florida, New Mexico St U, North Carolina St U--Raleigh, Northern Arizona U, Oklahoma St U, Oregon St U, Portland St U, Ramapo Coll of New Jersey, Rhode Island Coll, Rutgers, the St U of New Jersey--New Brunswick, SUNY Coll--Potsdam, SUNY--Buffalo St Coll, SUNY--Stony Brook, South Carolina St U, South Dakota St U, Southern Oregon U, Southern U--New Orleans, Southern Utah U, Suffolk U, Tennessee St U, Texas A&M U--College Station, Texas St U--San Marcos, Towson U, Tuskegee U, U at Buffalo--SUNY, U of Alabama, U of Alaska--Anchorage, U of Arizona, U of Connecticut, U of Georgia, U of Guam, U of Hawaii--Hilo, U of Hawaii--Manoa, U of Idaho, U of Kentucky, U of Louisville, U of Maine--Augusta, U of Massachusetts--Amherst, U of Massachusetts--Boston, U of Memphis, U of Minnesota--Twin Cities, U of Montana, U of Nevada--Las Vegas, U of Nevada--Reno, U of New Hampshire, U of New Mexico, U of New Orleans, U of North Carolina--Wilmington, U of North Texas, U of Oregon, U of Puerto Rico--Mayaguez, U of Puerto Rico--Rio Piedras, U of Rhode Island, U of South Carolina--Columbia, U of South Dakota, U of South Florida, U of Southern Maine, U of Tennessee, U of Texas--El Paso, U of Utah, U of Washington, U of West Florida, U of Wisconsin--Eau Claire, U of Wisconsin--Green Bay, U of Wyoming, Utah Valley St Coll, Virginia St U, Washington St U, West Virginia St U, Western Oregon U, Western St Coll of Colorado, Western Washington U, and William Paterson U of New Jersey.
Study abroad opportunities: Study abroad in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bhutan, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Fiji, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guam, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Russia, Senegal, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom.
Other special or unique academic programs: Spring quarter internship in the United Kingdom.
Army ROTC:offered on-campus

List of Majors

Bachelor's Degrees:
  • Accounting
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Agribusiness/Food Industry Management
  • Agricultural Science
  • Animal Health Science
  • Animal Science
  • Anthropology
  • Apparel Merchandising/Management
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Engineering
  • E-Business
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics/Computer Engineering Technology
  • Engineering Technology
  • English
  • Environmental Biology
  • Finance/Real Estate/Law
  • Food Science/Technology
  • Foods/Nutrition
  • Gender, Ethnicity & Multicultural Studies
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Graphic Design
  • History
  • Hotel/Restaurant Management
  • Industrial Engineering
  • International Business
  • Kinesiology
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Liberal Studies
  • Management/Human Resources
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Marketing Management
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Plant Science
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Science Technology/Society
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Technology/Operations Management
  • Theatre
  • Urban/Regional Planning