Economics, General, Mathematics, General, Computer Science, Neuroscience, Molecular Biology 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.

Top Majors and Programs - Most Popular Degrees in 2018 (1st majors)

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My Majors Major # Students # Female % Female # Male % Male
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 1 1 100% 0 %
Asian Studies/Civilization 2 1 50% 1 50%
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 16 9 56% 7 44%
Chemistry, General 22 9 41% 13 59%
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 1 1 100% 0 %
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics 12 8 67% 4 33%
Computer Science 29 10 34% 19 66%
Dance, General 1 1 100% 0 %
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 2 1 50% 1 50%
Economics, General 45 21 47% 24 53%
English Language and Literature, General 7 5 71% 2 29%
Environmental Science 15 8 53% 7 47%
Fine/Studio Arts, General 9 3 33% 6 67%
Geology/Earth Science, General 4 0 % 4 100%
German Studies 1 0 % 1 100%
History, General 7 3 43% 4 57%
International Relations and Affairs 22 14 64% 8 36%
Latin American Studies 1 1 100% 0 %
Mass Communication/Media Studies 12 8 67% 4 33%
Mathematics, General 30 10 33% 20 67%
Molecular Biology 23 11 48% 12 52%
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 4 2 50% 2 50%
Music, General 2 1 50% 1 50%
Near and Middle Eastern Studies 2 2 100% 0 %
Neuroscience 26 18 69% 8 31%
Philosophy 3 3 100% 0 %
Physics, General 14 3 21% 11 79%
Political Science and Government, General 14 5 36% 9 64%
Psychology, General 21 13 62% 8 38%
Public Policy Analysis, General 16 12 75% 4 25%
Religion/Religious Studies 5 2 40% 3 60%
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 1 1 100% 0 %
Russian Studies 2 1 50% 1 50%
Science, Technology and Society 1 1 100% 0 %
Sociology 4 3 75% 1 25%
Spanish Language and Literature 2 1 50% 1 50%
Women's Studies 1 1 100% 0 %
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