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2013-2014 University Catalog 
    
2013-2014 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Science


http://sci.csupomona.edu/

Brian Jersky, Dean
Kristine Hartney, Interim Associate Dean
Craig Rich, Interim Associate Dean

As one of only 8 polytechnics in the US, the College of Science (COS) at Cal Poly Pomona is committed to creating an environment of discovery and innovation, generating modern and evolving academic programs which include interdisciplinary curricula that emphasize a learn-by-doing philosophy for teaching and learning science, and advancing scientific knowledge by promoting a creative and professionally active faculty of teacher-scholars that engage students through and in research.

Majors in nine fields leading to the Bachelor of Science degree are offered by the seven exceptional Departments (Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geological Sciences, Kinesiology and Health Promotion, Physics and Astronomy, Mathematics and Statistics) that compose the College of Science.  Graduate programs leading to the Master of Science degree are offered in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Kinesiology, and Mathematics.  All programs are fully aligned with the University’s polytechnic, “learn by doing” philosophy, organization, and mission. 

Unique among these programs are: (1) the undergraduate Biotechnology major offered by the Biological Sciences Department, the first of its kind among the 23 campuses of the CSU, (2) the Adapted Physical Education program and credential offered through the Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion which is the only such program in the CSU, and (3) the Program for Applied Biotechnology Studies, a Professional Science Master’s degree program, in collaboration with CSU Fullerton and CSU Los Angeles, that prepares graduates for challenging and rewarding careers in biomedical device, biocomputing, and biopharmaceutical industries (http://pabs.fullerton.edu/about.asp).

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMS

Biological Sciences – Dr. Sepehr Eskandari, Chair

Biology Major (BS)
      Subplan in Botany
      Subplan in General Biology
      Subplan in Microbiology
      Subplan in Zoology
Biotechnology Major (BS)
Environmental Biology Major (BS)
Minor Degrees offered in
      Botany
      Plant Biotechnology (new enrollment has been temporarily suspended)
      Plant Pathology (new enrollment has been temporarily suspended)
      Microbiology
      Zoology
Master of Science (MS) in Biological Sciences.

Chemistry – Dr. Lisa Alex, Chair
Chemistry Major (BS)
      Subplan in Biochemistry
      Subplan in Chemistry
      Subplan in Industrial Chemistry
      Subplan in Molecular Modeling and Simulation
Minor in Chemistry
Master of Science (MS) in Chemistry

Computer Science - Robert Kerbs, Interim Chair
Computer Science Major (BS)
Minor in Computer Science
Master of Science in (MS) Computer Science

Geological Sciences – Dr. Jonathan Nourse, Chair
Geology Major (BS)
Minor in Geology
Master of Science (MS) in Geology

Kinesiology and Health Promotion – Dr. Perky Vetter, Chair
Kinesiology Major (BS)
      Subplan in Exercise Science
      Subplan in Health Promotion
      Subplan in Pedagogy
Master of Science (MS) in Kinesiology

Mathematics and Statistics – Dr. Alan Krinik, Chair
Mathematics Major (BS)
      Subplan in Secondary Teacher Prep/Pure Mathematics
      Subplan in Applied Mathematics/Statistics
Minors offered in
      Statistics
      Mathematics
Master of Science (MS) in Mathematics

Physics and Astronomy – Dr. Steven McCauley, Chair
Physics Major (BS)
Physics Minor

 

TEACHER EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

To prepare students for single subject teaching credentials in the sciences, subject matter preparation is offered by the Departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Geological Sciences, Kinesiology and Health Promotion, Mathematics & Statistics, and Physics & Astronomy.  The details of these teacher preparation programs are described within each department’s section.  Numerous outreach programs, listed below are also in place to support pre- and in-service teachers.  The Center for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (CEMaST) coordinates the subject matter preparation programs in science and advises students interested in becoming teachers. Prospective teachers are encouraged to contact CEMaST early in their academic programs at 909-869-4063 or visit http://www.csupomona.edu/~cemast/

 

Career Ladder Program:  As a partnership between the Pomona Unified School District, Cal Poly, and Western Univ. of Health Sciences, the Ladder Program is intended to identify math and science scholars in Pomona schools, guide them through an undergraduate health/science degree program at Cal Poly that will lead them into health professions programs at Western University through a program-based network of outreach, guidance, mentoring, and financial assistance. 

FEDCO Grant:  The FEDCO Charitable Foundation is providing grants for full-time public school teachers serving students in grades Kindergarten through 12 in all school districts in San Bernardino County and some school districts in Los Angeles County (Azusa Unified School District; Bassett Unified School District; Bonita Unified School District; Charter Oak Unified School District; Claremont Unified School District; Covina-Valley Unified School District; Hacienda La Puente Unified School District; Pomona Unified School District; Rowland Unified School District; Walnut Valley Unified School District; West Covina Unified School District). Grants support hands-on, classroom, or “real-world” field trip projects that “bring learning to life” and increase student academic achievement. Grants are designed to encourage experiential learning, enhance student understanding, and increase student

California Mathematics Project (CMP):  CMP is a K-16 network dedicated to providing students a rich, rigorous, and coherent mathematics curriculum taught by competent and confident mathematics teachers who foster ALL students’ proficiency in mathematics—achieving equity in quality. CMP enhances teachers’ mathematical content knowledge and pedagogical content knowledge that is aligned to the California Mathematics Standards and Framework.

San Gabriel Valley Science Project (SGVSP):  This program, administered through CEMaST, is designed to take lessons learned from educational and scientific research regarding effective professional development and use them to design programs for teachers in the context of their schools and districts.  Guided by the California Content Standards and the English Language Development Standards, the SGVSP programs develop and enhance teachers’ instructional strategies and science understanding to improve the academic performance of their students, especially those for who English is a second language. 

CSU’s Math and Science Initiative (MSTI and MaSTER2 programs):   Administered by the Department of Mathematics & Statistics, the goal of these programs is to use a multi-faceted strategy to expand the preparation of outstanding math and science teachers through the establishment of strong learning communities among local schools and the university. 

INTERDISCIPLINARY PROGRAMS

Interdisciplinary General Education (IGE):  Students majoring in the various programs in science are encouraged to take part of their General Education requirements through the Interdisciplinary General Education Program (IGE). This IGE program is specially designed to meet the needs of science students particularly in the areas of writing, critical thinking, humanities and the social sciences.

Comparative Systems Analysis (CSA) Minor:  Students completing this minor in conjunction with a major in their specialty fields will have developed skills in high demand for analyzing complex modern societal problems. Coursework emphasizes the pure science aspects of systems; focusing on what might be called the special theoretical knowledge of systems fundamental to many practical applications. Admission to the CSA minor is required prior to enrollment in CSA courses and a minimum of 32 units must be completed to earn the minor.  New enrollment in the CSA minor has been temporarily suspended.

Environmental Health Specialist Minor:  The Environmental Health Specialist Minor is an interdisciplinary program which may be pursued by majors in any field. Its purpose is to prepare students for careers as environmental health specialists by meeting the standards for the state internship program. State-employed specialists enforce and administer laws governing water, food and air contamination, noise, land-use planning, occupational health hazards, and animal vectors of disease. The minor is particularly suitable for students majoring in Biology, Biotechnology, Environmental Biology, and Agricultural Biology.

Physiology Minor:  The Physiology Minor is an interdisciplinary program which can be elected by students majoring in any field. Its purpose is to improve the training and advising of students in order to facilitate their pursuit of careers in biomedical fields that require knowledge of physiology. It is particularly appropriate for students majoring in Animal Science, Behavioral Sciences, Biology, Biotechnology, Environmental Biology, Chemistry, Electrical and Computer Engineering (Biomedical Engineering), Foods and Nutrition, and Kinesiology.

Science, Technology, and Society (STS) Minor or Major:  The Science, Technology, and Society (STS) Minor is an interdisciplinary program which integrates knowledge in the natural sciences and in technology as well as in the humanities and social sciences. The STS Minor provides science and technology majors with a sense of how science and technology exists in a broader human context. A major leading to a Bachelor of Arts in Science, Technology, and Society is also available through the Department of Philosophy in the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences.  The Major opens opportunities for science and technology oriented students to enter writing and argument-intensive science and technology-related careers (such as those in law and public policy).  See the “University Programs” section of this catalog for additional information. 

STUDENT SUCCESS AND SUPPORT PROGRAMS 

First-Year Experience (FYE):  The first year courses, SCI 101/A and SCI 102/A, promote the development of students as  scientists or mathematicians through learning about the role of science and mathematics in society, developing attitudes, behaviors, and skills leading to academic success, and building community through collaborative learning activities. http://www.csupomona.edu/~academic/fye/ 

Cooperative Education Program:  Designed for students who want to obtain paid real-world work experiences in their area of interest while pursuing a degree.  For information contact the Center for Community Engagement 909-869-3434 or visit http://www.csupomona.edu/~cce/coop_ed.shtml

 Science Educational Enhancement Services (SEES):  SEES programming reflects the university’s commitment to providing educational services for students enrolled in the College of Science who are first-generation college students, unfamiliar with a university environment, or who for other reasons can benefit from working with faculty and other students to strengthen their connection to the University and enhance their ability to succeed academically. The SEES program promotes building community among underrepresented students in the sciences through provision of advising services, a study center, workshops, mentoring programs and research opportunities.  Established in 1987, the program has met with considerable success in retaining and graduating students, particularly those underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.  For information, contact SEES at 909-869-3676 or visit http://www.csupomona.edu/~sees/ 

Academic Excellence Workshops:  These workshops serve as supplemental instructional support to foundation courses in mathematics, chemistry, physics, and engineering. Workshops promote technical excellence in the subject area while also developing student communication skills under the guidance of a trained facilitator. http://www.csupomona.edu/~sees/brochure/aew.html 

The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Program (LSAMP): Funded through the NSF and CSU Chancellor’s Office, LSAMP at Cal Poly Pomona focuses on strengthening analytical skills important to success in STEM disciplines.  LSAMP works in collaboration with the SEES program to provide academic support and advising for entering freshman and transfer students. LSAMP promotes and funds student involvement in undergraduate research opportunities, preparation for graduate school and career networking, opportunities.  Support begins in the freshman or transfer year and continues until graduation and placement in STEM graduate programs. http://www.csupomona.edu/~lsamp/ 

Science Student Advising Center: Located in the College of Science, this center was created in Fall 2008 to better serve students majoring in the sciences.   The center currently employs 2 full time staff members who complement discipline-centered advising by faculty and assist with student orientation, outreach and recruiting events and activities.  

Preprofessional Advising:  A faculty advisor provides individual assistance in preparing for medical, dental, pharmacy or other post-graduate studies in the health professions.http://www.csupomona.edu/~preprofessional/

Math and Science Help (MaSH):  Located within the Learning Resource Center, MaSH offers free individual and small group tutoring sessions on a drop-in basis for math and science courses.  http://www.csupomona.edu/~lrc/mash.shtml 

Cal Poly-Western Medical School 4+4 Linkage Program:  This articulation agreement between Cal Poly and Western University of Health Sciences allow students at Cal Poly who are in the 4-year pledge or honor program to apply for early (and guaranteed) admission to WMS provided they meet entrance requirements set by WMS. 

Student Clubs:  Using shared interests as a means of keeping students connected with one another and the College can be essential in attracting and retaining students.  Student clubs associated with the College of Science include Science Council, Biological Sciences Club, Microbiology Club, Geology Club, SAACS Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society, Society of Physics Students, Zoologist of Cal Poly, Cancer Awareness Club, Green Team, KHP Club, Pre-Dental Society, Pre-Optometry Club, Pre-Pharmacy Society.

Honor Societies:  Honor societies that recognize student achievement include Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society, Sigma Pi Sigma (Physics National Honor Society),  Kappa Mu Epsilon. 

Robert Noyce Scholarship Program:  Encourages talented Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) majors and professionals who might otherwise not have considered the teaching profession by offering up to $10,000 per year for two years. Contact CEMaST early in their academic programs at 909-869-4063 or visit http://www.csupomona.edu/~cemast/

 NSF S-STEM Scholarship:  Promising science students with financial need receive much-needed help through a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to Cal Poly Pomona. The grant funds a program that will provide 127 scholarships over five years.  The grant program targets junior and senior level students and will assist these students to complete their bachelor’s degrees and transition into the STEM workforce. For information, contact SEES at 909-869-3676 or visit http://www.csupomona.edu/~sees/

 

Scholarships (other):  Visit http://sci.csupomona.edu/students/scholarships.html

 

SUPPORTING CENTERS AND INSTITUTES

Center for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (CEMaST):  CEMaST is the vehicle through which the College of Science at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona serves the educational community.  The Center connects area teachers and administrators with university faculty in collaborative efforts to improve teaching and learning at all levels of science and mathematics, promote professional development of mathematics, science and technology educators, and to  reach out to embrace the study of science and mathematics by all students, especially females and minority group members.  Through outreach workshops and funded projects, CEMaST works to provide teachers and their districts with the knowledge, support and tools to implement change. http://www.csupomona.edu/~cemast/

 Motor Development Clinic:  The Motor Development Clinic at Cal Poly Pomona operates out of the Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotions.  The Clinic provides therapy programs for children who are experiencing movement problems, instructional concepts and materials for parents so at-home supplement is possible, and a valuable learning experience for Cal Poly students specializing in teaching adapted physical education, psychology, and related fields.  http://www.csupomona.edu/~mdc/

Agricultural Research Institute:  The CSU Agricultural Research Institute (ARI) is a diverse and comprehensive multi-campus (CSU Fresno, CSU Pomona, CSU San Luis Obispo, CSU Chico) applied agricultural and environmental research program that leverages state funding with university and industry capital and intellectual collateral through university-industry partnerships.  http://www.csupomona.edu/~ari/

 

California State University Program for Education and Research in Biotechnology (CSUPERB):  CSUPERB’s mission is to develop a professional biotechnology workforce by mobilizing and supporting collaborative California State University (CSU) student and faculty research, innovating educational practices, and responding to and anticipating the needs of the life science industry.  CSUPERB provides grant funding, organizes an annual symposium, sponsors industry-responsive curriculum, and serves as a liaison for the CSU with government, philanthropic, educational, and biotechnology industry partners. The program involves students and faculty from Life, Physical, Computer and Clinical Science, Engineering, Agriculture, Math and Business departments at all 23 CSU campuses.   http://www.calstate.edu/csuperb/

 

Council on Ocean Affairs, Science and Technology (COAST):  The CSU Council on Ocean Affairs, Science and Technology (COAST) was established in 2008 to integrate system-wide resources and promote interdisciplinary multi-campus collaborations to advance our knowledge of California’s natural coastal and marine resources and the processes that affect them. The coastal zone faces a number of economic, sociological, ecological and technological challenges that require innovative solutions. COAST is uniquely positioned to provide a statewide coordinated response to these challenges.  COAST is a leader in coastal and marine-related research and education throughout California, and dedicated to promoting environmental literacy and elevating public awareness and stewardship of California coastal and marine resources.  http://www.calstate.edu/coast/about/

 LABORATORIES AND CLASSROOMS 

College facilities include classrooms, laboratories, and activity spaces in Buildings 8, 3, and 4 with additional use of the Kellogg Gym (Bldg. 43), Darlene May Gym (Bldg. 41) and associated fields by KHP.

 State of the art equipment, computer, and media resources support learning and teaching in “smart classrooms” and dedicated laboratory spaces used for Biology (including a bioinformatics lab with a high performance computer cluster and a microarray facility), Chemistry (recent acquisitions include 3D microscopes, NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance) Spectrometer with remote control capabilities), Computer Science (including laboratories with dual-boot workstations running Gentoo Linux and Windows XP Professional and some with videodidact classroom control systems), Geology, Physics and Astronomy, Kinesiology and Health Promotion, and Mathematics & Statistics classes.

DISTINCTIVE RESEARCH AND INSTRUCTIONAL FACILITIES

BioTrek: A generous gift from the Rain Bird Corporation resulted in the development of BioTrek, a unique educational enterprise that since 2002 has provides opportunities for students from K-16 to study and learn about the environment through visits to the Rain Bird Rainforest, Ethnobotanical Garden, and Aquatic Center facilities located on the Cal Poly campus.  On-going support for Bio Trek “virtual” tours and real time measures of environmental conditions is provided by the Ernest Prete Jr. Foundation.  http://www.csupomona.edu/~biotrek/index.html

CSU Desert Studies Center (DSC):  As a member of the Desert Studies Consortium, CPP students have opportunities to travel and utilize facilities operated by the CSU Desert Studies Center, a field station with immediate access to a variety of environments (dry lakes, natural ponds, cinder cones, sand dunes) located within the Mojave National Preserve.   A unique living classroom, the DSC hosts classes and research conducted by numerous disciplines at CPP.  http://biology.fullerton.edu/dsc/school/about.html

CSU Ocean Science Institute (OSI):  Membership in the Ocean Studies Institute provides facilities (research vessels, marine monitoring equipment, laboratories with running sea water, and docking space) that assist our students in exploring marine and coastal environments as part of instruction and/or research efforts.  OSI provides a total immersion experience in the marine sciences through its Marine Biology Semester.  Offered annually and operating out of the Wrigley Center for Environmental Studies at Santa Catalina Island, this program is often a life-changing experience for students who participate. http://scmi.us/category/ocean-studies-institute

RESEARCH PRODUCTIVITY AND OPPORTUNITITES

 During the 2011/2012 academic year, COS faculty generated 75 peer-reviewed publications as journal articles, chapters, proceedings, or books.  Many of these were co-authored with undergraduate or graduate students).  More than 325 presentations of research results were presented at local/regional, national, and/or international conferences over the course of the year and of papers presented 210 were authored or co-authored by students. 

 Research conducted by faculty members in the College of Science is impressive in its breadth and depth.   A list of current research projects is too expansive to provide here, so we elect to provide below those that are distinctive because of their focus on undergraduate research.

Research Grants and External Funding 

 Reflecting the strong research interests and capabilities of its faculty, the College of Science is the on-campus leader in securing grants and external funding.  In AY 2011-2012, over half of the active grants in Academic Affairs were in the College of Science, yet only 22% of tenure track faculty members reside in the College of Science.  Over the last 2 years, the number of active grants has grown slightly from 49 to 54 with grant expenditures increasing significantly from $4 million to $5.3 million.  Gifts to the college from external sources have also increased over the last few years, with the largest gift ever to the College of Science in 2012.

Grants Supporting Undergraduate Research

The California-Arizona Minority Partnership for Astronomy Research and Education (CAMPARE):  Funded by the National Science Foundation ($1.2 million) and initiated in 2009, the mission of the CAMPARE program is to advance Astronomy research and education among Hispanic and other minority students by creating a partnership between CPP, a large, ethnically diverse, Hispanic-serving institution, and the University of Arizona (UA) Department of Astronomy, located in Tucson, Arizona. This mission will be accomplished through a variety of activities including summer research experiences for CPP students working with UA faculty, access for CPP students and faculty to telescopes at UA’s Steward Observatory, and collaborative education research with CPP and UA faculty on how “Astro 101” is taught. http://www.csupomona.edu/~astronomy/campare.shtml

National Institutes of Health (NIH) – RISE program:  The RISE program provides a comprehensive, integrated set of developmental and research intensive activities designed to prepare URM students for successful entry into Ph.D. programs and to increase their self-identification as members of the scientific research community.  Three interrelated subprograms serve student populations at different stages of their academic program (new sophomores (6), junior/seniors (11), graduate (3 MS) students).  The long-range goal of the Cal Poly Pomona RISE program is to increase the number of underrepresented minority students (URM) who complete Ph.D. degrees in biomedical and related disciplines (http://www.csupomona.edu/~rise/).

CIRM Bridges to Stem Cell Research Program:  In collaboration with CSU Los Angeles, CPP is home to the CIRM (California Institute for Regenerative Medicine) Bridges to Stem Cell Research program.  Program goals are to provide comprehensive stem cell training and research opportunities for qualified students; and to give our large, ethnically diverse student populations a basic understanding of stem cell research.  Commitments to provide internships for students participating in this program have been made by 63 research laboratories at 4 non-profit institutions (Cal Tech, City of Hope, The Scripps Research Institute, and USC). http://www.csupomona.edu/~stemcellbridges/

McNair Scholar Program:  The Ronald McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program provides undergraduate students an opportunity to work with a faculty mentor, explore and research in their discipline, while preparing for future graduate school enrollment.  The program is designed to increase the number of low-income, first-generation students, or underrepresented students in doctoral degree programs.  The McNair Scholars Program is funded by a grant from the United States Department of Education. http://www.csupomona.edu/~mcnair/

California Wellness Foundation Grant:  The California Wellness Foundation/ SEES Health Professionals project supports the specific needs of SEES program junior and senior students who aspire to become health professionals. These junior and senior students will be provided with greater access to professional conferences and meetings, interactions with health care professionals, laboratory research opportunities, and review courses for the exams required for health schools and support with the application process for professional health schools. http://www.csupomona.edu/~sees/CaliforniaWellnessFoundation.htm

Pasadena City College (PCC)-Cal Poly Pomona STEM pathway in Environmental Sciences:  This collaboration between the Biological Sciences and Geological Sciences Departments aims to enhance recruitment, retention and graduation of community college students enrolled at PCC and assist them to transition to CPP through a number of faculty supervised and mentored independent field projects.

 

MEASURES OF SUCCESS

 Enrollment and Student Diversity:  In Fall 2010, 2,641 undergraduate students with declared majors in the College of Science were enrolled.  Of these, 43.2% are female and 37.5% are from groups considered to be underrepresented in the sciences (Hispanic 31%; African American 3.4%; Multiracial 2.3%; Native American 0.4%; Pacific Islander 0.4%).

Retention Rates:  Cal Poly Pomona is 21st in the West Region for Freshmen Retention Rate amongst all private and public schools (15 states), according to the U.S. News & World Report 2010 College Rankings: Universities-Master’s category.

 In the College of Science, first- year retention rates continue to increase from 80.9% to 90.3% over the 3 year period 2007-2009 (no data are available from Fall 2010) for students who did not participate in a First Year Experience and from 81.2% to 92.6% for those who did. 

Graduation Rates:  In the last four years, the College of Science has improved graduation rates for both freshmen and transfer students.  The six-year graduation rate for freshmen increased from 42% for students entering in 2000 to 53% for students entering in 2004.  The three-year graduation rate for upper-division transfer students increased from 36% to 46%.  University-wide, current graduation rates for these populations are 56% and 47% respectively.

Rankings:  Cal Poly Pomona is 20th in the nation in awarding bachelor’s degrees to under-represented minorities (URM) in Mathematics & Statistics amongst all private and public schools, and 26th in the nation in awarding master’s degrees according to the national magazine Diverse Issues in Higher Education (June, 2008). Cal Poly Pomona is 14th in the nation for award of bachelor’s degrees to Hispanic Americans in this discipline.

 Cal Poly Pomona is 36th in the nation in awarding bachelor’s degrees and 40th in the nation in awarding master’s degrees to minorities in Biological & Biomedical Sciences amongst all private and public schools, according to the national magazine Diverse Issues in Higher Education (June, 2008). Cal Poly Pomona is 32nd in the nation for the award of bachelor’s degrees and 15th in the nation for the award of master’s degrees to Hispanic Americans in this discipline.

Cal Poly Pomona is 47th in the nation in awarding bachelor’s degrees to minorities in Physical Sciences amongst all private and public schools, according to the national magazine Diverse Issues in Higher Education (June, 2008). Cal Poly Pomona is 33rd in the nation for award of bachelor’s degrees to Hispanic Americans in this discipline.

University Awards to Faculty:  Of the six Provost’s Awards of Excellence conferred to date, four have been bestowed to College of Science faculty members.

 Excellence in Teaching – Kristine Hartney, Professor of Biology (2011) and Edward Walton, Professor of Chemistry (2012)

 Excellence in Research - Jill Adler-Moore, Professor of Biology (2012)

 Excellence in Service – Barbara Burke, Professor of Chemistry (2011)

Accreditation by Professional Organizations:  The BS degree program in Chemistry, Chemistry option program is approved and certified by the American Chemical Society (ACS); while the BS degree program in Computer Science is fully accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (CAC/ABET).

 Key Partnerships
 Academic:  Pomona Unified School District (and multiple others), University of California (multiple campuses), California State Universities (multiple campuses), California Community Colleges (multiple campuses), California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, California Institute of Technology, Scripps Research Institute, University of Southern California, University of Arizona, Northern Arizona University, University of Colorado, California Academy of Sciences. 

Governmental:  National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Interior,  Metropolitan Water District, South Coast Air Quality Management District

Private:  City of Hope, Keck Foundation, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, American Chemical Society, Kellogg Foundation, Ernst Prete Jr. Foundation

Corporate:  Boeing Foundation, Raytheon, Molecular Express, Inc., Gilead Science, Inc., Avery Dennison, Peterson Systems International, BioMedix Corporation, Research Corporation, Pall Life Sciences, Rain Bird Corporation

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