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

Educational Enhancement Programs

Early Admission

The early admission program allows academically talented high school students to enroll for up to eight units of university work per quarter while simultaneously completing requirements for graduation at their respective high schools. The university work thus completed is applicable only as university credit and may not be used to meet high school graduation requirements. Consideration for admission to this program is granted to students who are earning a 3.5 grade point average in college preparatory courses and who are recommended by the high school principal or counselor.

Admission to Early Admission Program does not constitute the right to continued enrollment.
To be considered for admission a student must:

  1. Complete and submit the CSU Application along with the $55.00 nonrefundable application fee.
  2. Forward a nomination letter from the high school principal or counselor.
  3. Submit two copies of the high school transcript.

Additional information and applications are available in the Office of Admissions and Outreach.

Four-Year Graduation Pledge

Graduating in four years is a top priority for both prospective students and their parents, as they make decisions about a college education. The Cal Poly Pomona Four-year Graduation Pledge Program is designed to facilitate the graduation of freshmen within four years. The pledge program involves a two-way commitment, both on the part of the University and the student who elects to become a part of the program. The program is based on the philosophy that if both the University and the student uphold their commitment, graduation in four years should be easily attainable.

Student Commitment

  1. Attend an orientation program prior to enrollment
  2. Declare and remain in the same major declared upon admission to the University
  3. Enter the University qualified to enroll in college-level math and English appropriate to your major
  4. Successfully complete 25% of program each year
  5. Maintain a minimum 2.2 cumulative grade point average, and earn a “C” or better or CR in all coursework taken
  6. Meet with an assigned advisor every quarter and participate in priority registration
  7. Take and pass the Graduation Writing Test during your junior year
  8. Balance school, work, and personal responsibilities so that your commitment to education is honored

University Commitment

At the core of the University’s commitment is an effective and coordinated advising program. Each undergraduate academic department has designated a special faculty advisor for four-year graduation pledge students. Additionally, four-year graduation pledge participants are granted priority registration for the duration of their pledge agreement.

For more information about the Four-year Graduation Pledge program, please contact Cynthia Brown in the Office of Academic Programs at (909) 869-3121 or visit the website at http://www.csupomona.edu/~academic/programs/fouryearweb/index.shtml.

Kellogg Honors College

Suketu Bhavsar, Director

The Cal Poly Pomona Kellogg Honors College challenges talented students to achieve academic and personal goals. The College provides an intellectually and socially stimulating environment for students of all majors to come together as a community of scholars. Students receive the rigorous education and personal attention that is available in a small university, while having access to the many opportunities that Cal Poly Pomona’s size makes possible.

Students may graduate from the Honors College by participating in special Honors classes; some in their majors and several which satisfy the university’s general education requirements. Students have access to the Honors Commons, a gathering place in which they work and learn together. Special social events are held such as trips to museums, theaters, musical events and many opportunities for the students to get to know one another in a setting outside of class.

Special advising is provided for Honors students. Students are specially mentored to seek out summer research opportunities, scholarship applications, applications for graduate and professional schools, internships, and study abroad programs.

The Kellogg Honors College welcomes applications from students in all majors who have a high school GPA of 3.5. Cal Poly Pomona Freshmen who have maintained a GPA of 3.5 in their first year and transfer students with a GPA of at least 3.5 in their previous institution are also eligible to apply. Students who do not have this GPA but feel that they have other strengths such as leadership skills are welcome to apply and make the case that they will benefit from and contribute to the Honors College. Admission is selective; a faculty committee chooses Honors students based on their application packages. Honors students must maintain a 3.3 GPA to remain in the Kellogg Honors College during their time at Cal Poly Pomona.

Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC)

Army ROTC is a program that provides college trained officers for the U.S. Army, the Army National Guard, and the U.S. Army Reserve. Cal Poly Pomona is one of 600 institutions nationwide that offer Army ROTC through cross-enrollment with host institutions. Students from Cal Poly Pomona attend Military Science classes at Cal Poly Pomona and participate fully in the Army ROTC. Although Army ROTC is traditionally a four-year program, a two-year program is offered to students completing a six week summer camp and to selected veterans.

Army ROTC aids students by providing leadership and management experience found in few other college courses as well as an opportunity for a military career in the Active Army, Army National Guard, or the U.S. Army Reserve. It develops self-discipline, physical stamina and poise while enhancing development of management skills and qualities basic to success in any career. It also provides academic credit for classroom instruction and a living allowance of up to $1,000.00 each year during the final two years of the program.

The four-year program consists of a two-year Basic Course and a two-year Advanced Course. The Basic Course is normally taken during the freshman and sophomore years. The Basic Course imposes no military obligation on the part of the students; they may withdraw at any time before the end of the second year. Students with active duty military experience in any of the armed forces may have the first two years waived.

The Advanced Course provides further instruction in leadership development, organization and management, and tactics and administration. Attendance at all leadership laboratories and field trips (MSL 179A - Basic Course Physical Fitness (1) ) is mandatory for all Advanced Course cadets. Advanced Course cadets attend a six-week advanced camp in the summer between their junior and senior years of college. This camp permits Cadets to put into practice the principles and theories they have acquired from classroom instruction. Cadets receive approximately $880.00 in pay, plus travel expenses, room and board, medical care, and other benefits.

The two-year program permits students with prior military experience or those who complete a six-week basic camp to enter the Advanced course and receive the same instruction and financial assistance. Applicants for the Basic camp should apply to the Army ROTC, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, campus during the spring preceding the summer Basic camp.

Army ROTC scholarships for full tuition, fees, books, and a $100.00 monthly living allowance are offered to students who are enrolled or are preparing to enroll in Army ROTC. These scholarships are for three years. Three-year competitive scholarships are available to students attending college at the time of application; this includes students enrolled in the Cal Poly Pomona Army ROTC program. Applications and further information can be obtained by writing Army ROTC, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA 91768, or by calling (909) 869-3266.

Courses offered at Cal Poly Pomona are listed in the catalog section “University Programs.”

Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps (AFROTC)

Through arrangements with California State University, San Bernardino (CSU-SB), Loyola Marymount University (LMU) in west Los Angeles, the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA), and the University of Southern California (USC), students may participate in the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) program. Aerospace Studies classes and Leadership Laboratories are conducted at various times during the week on the main campuses of CSU-SB, LMU, UCLA and USC.

AFROTC offers a variety of two, three and four year scholarships, many of which pay the full cost of tuition, books, and fees. Successful completion of as little as four semesters of AFROTC academic classes and leadership laboratories can lead to a commission as a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force.

Classes consist of one hour of academics and two hours of laboratory for freshman and sophomores; three hours of academics and two hours of laboratory for juniors and seniors. AFROTC cadets under scholarship and all juniors and seniors receive a monthly tax-free stipend and a textbook allowance. No military commitment is incurred until entering the last two years of the program (Professional Officer Course) or accepting an AFROTC scholarship.

For more information, contact the Department of Aerospace Studies (AFROTC) at one of the following universities: CSU-San Bernardino at (909) 537-5440, LoyolaMarymount University at (310) 338-2770, UCLA at (310) 825-1742, or USC at (213) 740-2670.

Study Abroad, Exchanges, and Overseas Internships

Developing intercultural communication skills and international understanding among its students is a vital mission of The California State University (CSU). On behalf of Cal Poly Pomona students, the International Center (Building 1, Room 104) encourages and facilitates student study abroad for a quarter or longer. Our staff assist students with selecting a study abroad program, completing applications, registering for courses, and arranging for transfer of overseas credits to Cal Poly Pomona. Financial aid, with the exception of Federal Work Study, is available to qualified students. We work closely with the Financial Aid Office toward a goal of assuring that all students can afford the international experience; we also can provide some need and merit-based scholarships. All CPP approved and sponsored study and travel abroad programs that offer 6 or more credits allow students to use their federal financial aid. Consult a counselor in the Financial Aid Office (Building 98-T3-15) and apply early.

Students study abroad to broaden their education and personal experience. It is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for most young people. In our increasingly global economy with issues of health, politics, society and resources that transcend national borders, many study abroad returnees find enhanced job opportunities.

Among Cal Poly Pomona overseas opportunities is the Spring London Quarter. Cal Poly Pomona faculty offer regular classes in London, England. Students enroll for 17 units which include an extensive set of activities that make use of London and its surrounding areas. Courses and faculty are carefully selected to ensure the program’s usefulness to the majority of students, the highest quality teaching, and full use of London’s historic and noteworthy attractions. Our partner, Anglo American Educational Services provides outstanding student services in London. For information, please consult with International Center study abroad staff or the dean’s office in College of Business Administration or College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences. The program is open to 35-60 students, accompanied by two or three Cal Poly Pomona faculty.

Students studying French as part of their program may opt to join the language and culture program in Paris, at the Sorbonne (6 units). Architecture students can opt for a program that includes Greece, France, and Germany (10-12 units). These are programs the colleges and schools offer each summer.

Cal Poly Pomona offers an exciting range of summer quarter overseas programs that are affordable. Students can choose to enroll in any of a number of programs around the world including sites in France, Germany, Morocco, China, Italy, Ghana, Spain and others. Enrollment determines the sites approved on a yearly basis. One or more Cal Poly Pomona faculty accompany students on most programs and are responsible for the evaluation of student work. Need and merit-based scholarships are available.

For students who are more interested in a cultural immersion experience with only one or several other Cal Poly Pomona students, the International Center can recommend a number of outstanding programs that are available from universities abroad with whom we have formal exchange agreements. Students apply through the International Center. Cal Poly Pomona students can study in specialized as well as general liberal arts fields. Students from the professional schools and colleges, natural and physical sciences, arts, humanities and social sciences will find a wealth of appropriate courses available, in English, as well as several other languages. For example, engineers, behavioral science students and others will find coursework offered in English, in Korea and Germany, as well as options in England, Scotland, and Australia. For students interested in Asia or in their own heritage, language and culture, study is available in China, Korea, Japan, and elsewhere. Several partner universities in Mexico offer Spanish language training, sometimes in combination with business courses.

Cal Poly Pomona maintains a balance between in-coming and out-going students with each partner institution abroad. Students pay Cal Poly Pomona fees (and tuition in the case of non-residents) and are responsible for their room, board and related expenses while abroad. The cost of exchange may be less or more than attending Cal Poly Pomona, depending on the location and student interest in additional travel. There are many opportunities for cultural, linguistic and educational immersion abroad for those who have second language capability–Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Arabic, and Thai. The exchange programs run for one or two semesters and generally have an April 1 deadline for Fall semester, and October 1 for Spring semester. In most cases, financial aid can be applied toward program cost.

Students on study abroad and internship abroad programs agree to comply with academic requirements, the CPP student code and university regulations, host university regulations, and laws of the host country. Study abroad students must have insurance coverage while abroad, including medical, medical evacuation and repatriation of remains. Additional medical insurance is available for most programs and several have insurance as part of the program costs. Before departing, participants in Cal Poly Pomona programs have a general health examination (arranged with the Health Center).

The International Center facility provides an inviting location for domestic and international students to meet, obtain information about overseas study, read about current events from U.S., Asian and other national perspectives, and share their experiences. A media center is available for viewing videos and CD-ROMS of exchange and CSU International Programs sites.

For further information see www.csupomona.edu/~international, or contact us at (909) 869-3267, or International@csupomona.edu.

The California State University International Programs

The lnternational Center serves as the administrator for the year-long academic programs offerred by California State University International Programs. Developing intercultural communication skills and international understanding among its students is a vital mission of The California State University *(CSU). Since its inception in 1963, the CSU International Programs has contributed to this effort by providing qualified students an affordable opportunity to continue their studies abroad for a full academic year. More than 20,000 CSU students have taken advantage of this unique study option.

International Programs participants earn resident academic credit at their CSU campuses while they pursue full-time study at a host university or special study center abroad. The International Programs serves the needs of students in over 100 designated academic majors. Affiliated with more than 50 recognized universities and institutions of higher education in 18 countries, the International Programs also offers a wide selection of study locales and learning environments.

Griffith University, Macquarie University, Queensland University of Technology, University of Queensland, University of Western Sydney, Victoria University
Canada Concordia University (Montréal)
Chile Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Santiago)
China Peking University (Beijing), Shanghai Jiao Tong University (Shanghai)
Denmark Danish Institute for Study Abroad (international education affiliate of the University of Copenhagen)
France Institut Catholique de Paris, Université de Provence (Aix-en-Provence), Universités de Paris I, III, IV, VI, VII, VIII, X, XI, XII, XIII, Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée, Université d’Evry Val d’Essonne, and Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines
Germany University of Tübingen and a number of institutions of higher education in the Federal state of Baden-Württemberg
Ghana University of Ghana, Legon
Israel Tel Aviv University, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, University of Haifa
Italy CSU Study Center (Florence), Universitá degli Studi di Firenze, Accademia di Belle Arti Firenze
Japan Waseda University (Tokyo), University of Tsukuba
Korea Yonsei University (Seoul)
Mexico Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Campus Querétaro
South Africa Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth
Spain Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Universidad de Granada
Sweden Uppsala University
Taiwan National Taiwan University (Taipei), National Tsing Hua University (Hsinchu)
United Kingdom Bradford University, Bristol University, Hull University, Kingston University, Swansea University

International Programs pays all tuition and administrative costs for participating California resident students to a similar extent that such funds would be expended to support similar costs in California. Participants are responsible for all tuition and program fees, personal costs, such as transportation, room and board, and living expenses. Financial aid, with the exception of Federal Work-Study, is available to qualified students.

To qualify for admission to the International Programs, in most programs students must have upper division or graduate standing at a CSU campus by the time of departure. Students at the sophomore level may, however, participate in the intensive language acquisition programs in Canada, China, France, Germany, Korea, Mexico, Sweden and Taiwan. California Community Colleges transfer students are eligible to apply directly from their community colleges. Students must also possess a current cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or 3.0, depending on the program for which they apply. Some programs also have language study and/or other coursework prerequisites.

Additional information and application materials may be obtained on campus, or by writing to The California State University International Programs, 401 Golden Shore, 6th Floor, Long Beach, California 90802-4210. Visit us on the World Wide Web at www.calstate.edu/ip.

Cooperative Education

What is Cooperative Education? Cooperative education is a program in which classroom study is combined with a closely related work experience. Its basic purpose is to provide a means whereby a student can combine study at Cal Poly Pomona with work experience under the supervision of an employer in order to fulfill the total requirements of a particular educational program. Cooperative education blends theory and practice and provides relevance to a college education. It is a program which offers an innovative and expanded dimension to the education received by students at postsecondary institutions. Cooperative education is viewed as being an integral part of Cal Poly Pomona’s curricular offerings and as being consistent with the educational goals of a polytechnic university.

Cooperative education programs are based on the following requirements:

  1. The student must have at least junior class standing and an overall GPA of 2.0.
  2. The off-campus work experience must be directly related to the student’s major field of study.
  3. The internship or co-op experience must be offered as a credit course by the student’s major or minor degree department. The employment, either on a full-time or on a part-time basis, must be an integral part of the student’s academic degree program and must be under the direct guidance and supervision of a Cal Poly Pomona faculty member.
  4. The work experience must be of a sufficient duration to be considered a substantial part of the student’s academic program.
  5. The standards of work and performance must be maintained. To ensure these standards, the student’s work must be evaluated periodically, and, at the end of the work period, the student’s performance will be self-evaluated and further evaluated by the employer and by the supervising Cal Poly Pomona faculty member. The student will be assigned a grade for the course by the faculty supervisor.

Types of cooperative education programs. The “traditional” cooperative education program consists of alternating full-time work and study periods. In this type of program students spend one or more quarters of full-time work on the job and then a fixed period of full-time study on campus. Another model provides part-time work experiences in which students continue their college classes simultaneously with the work period. Under this arrangement, known as the “parallel plan,” students generally work 15 to 25 hours per week off campus while carrying on some coursework on campus. Cal Poly Pomona offers both types of programs.

Program Information is available from the Office of Cooperative Education located in Building 1, Room 108-A, (909) 869-3434. For additional information on programs available within colleges, contact the designated cooperative education college coordinator or the Career Center, Building 97, Room 100.

International Programs

Uei-Jiun Fan, Dean, College of The Extended University These course designations serve Cal Poly Pomona students participating in Cal Poly Pomona Exchange Programs or in CSU International Programs (IP) overseas as vehicles for residence credit and are administered by the International Center.

National Student Exchange

Cynthia Chatfield, Coordinator These course designations serve Cal Poly Pomona students participating in the National Student Exchange Consortium at various universities and colleges in the United States as vehicles for Cal Poly Pomona residence maintenance.