Economics, General, Computer Science, Mathematics, General, Neuroscience, Psychology, General are the top choices for majors at Pomona College. The school offers a total of 48 majors in arts, social sciences, natural sciences, and humanities, as well as minors in most disciplines. Each year, 600 courses are provided at Pomona, with another 2,000 courses available to students at the other Claremont Colleges.

Field work and research is a big part of a student’s career at Pomona College, with 52% of students participating in research with the faculty. Another 200 students participate during the summer. The AI lab, award winning theatre, studio arts hall, biological field station, planetarium, and electron microscope are just a few examples of the opportunities Pomona provides its undergraduate students. The locale of mountains, beaches, and deserts also provides great choices for research and study.

All students are required to take General Education courses in writing, math, foreign language, and more. Critical Inquiry is also required for freshman for interdisciplinary reading, writing, and discussion. Juniors and seniors will then go on to focus on Senior Exercises which may include research or portfolios.

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My Majors Major # Students # Female % Female # Male % Male
American/United States Studies/Civilization 1 0 % 1 100%
Anthropology 3 3 100% 0 0%
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 1 1 100% 0 0%
Asian Studies/Civilization 2 1 50% 1 50%
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 16 12 75% 4 25%
Chemistry, General 13 7 54% 6 46%
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 1 0 % 1 100%
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics 6 5 83% 1 17%
Cognitive Science 5 4 80% 1 20%
Computer Science 37 12 32% 25 68%
Dance, General 1 0 % 1 100%
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 4 3 75% 1 25%
Economics, General 45 12 27% 33 73%
English Language and Literature, General 10 5 50% 5 50%
Environmental Science 16 10 63% 6 38%
Fine/Studio Arts, General 11 7 64% 4 36%
French Language and Literature 2 2 100% 0 0%
Geology/Earth Science, General 3 1 33% 2 67%
History, General 11 2 18% 9 82%
International Relations and Affairs 16 11 69% 5 31%
Japanese Language and Literature 2 2 100% 0 0%
Latin American Studies 1 1 100% 0 0%
Mass Communication/Media Studies 13 8 62% 5 38%
Mathematics, General 28 12 43% 16 57%
Medieval and Renaissance Studies 2 1 50% 1 50%
Molecular Biology 15 6 40% 9 60%
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 9 3 33% 6 67%
Music, General 1 0 % 1 100%
Neuroscience 23 14 61% 9 39%
Philosophy 5 1 20% 4 80%
Physics, General 8 2 25% 6 75%
Political Science and Government, General 18 11 61% 7 39%
Pre-Engineering 1 0 % 1 100%
Psychology, General 19 14 74% 5 26%
Public Policy Analysis, General 11 10 91% 1 9%
Religion/Religious Studies 4 2 50% 2 50%
Russian Studies 1 0 % 1 100%
Science, Technology and Society 3 2 67% 1 33%
Sociology 15 14 93% 1 7%
Spanish Language and Literature 3 2 67% 1 33%
Women's Studies 1 1 100% 0 0%
Degree data from 2016-2017
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