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2012-2013 University Catalog (Revised 2012-10-02) 
2012-2013 University Catalog (Revised 2012-10-02) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

President’s Message


Many of you are beginning one of life’s most exciting adventures, as you embark on the road toward a baccalaureate or master’s degree. This catalog is designed to provide you with the information you will need to make sound decisions about your academic career.

Cal Poly Pomona is a learning-centered university. We are here to provide you with the highest quality education, ensuring that you are well prepared to enter the work force or graduate school. The hallmark of our approach to education is our learn by doing philosophy, where students put theory into practice. This has made our graduates among the country’s most sought-after professionals.

You will be served by a dedicated group of talented faculty, many of whom are nationally distinguished in their fields. This commitment to your educational success extends to the support staff and administrators as well. I am confident that the partnerships you form during this time will be among the most memorable and treasured of your lifetime.

You will have the opportunity to select from a broad array of programs, many of which have earned a national reputation. You will soon know why Cal Poly Pomona has been recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the West.

It is important to note that the collegiate experience is more than your academic coursework. I heartily encourage you to get involved with any of the myriad of organizations within our student life program. Remember that the greater your commitment, the greater the reward. I invite you to take advantage of the opportunities that await you here at Cal Poly Pomona.

Best wishes and congratulations.

I look forward to seeing you on campus.


Michael Ortiz