Pitzer College requires a minimum of 32 courses to complete a bachelor's degree.
There is no accelarated degree program at Pitzer, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. Pitzer accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, Pitzer has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
NOTE: Around 88% of students who start college at Pitzer complete all the credits required within six years.
Pitzer offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: Pitzer may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
Pitzer has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.
Students are not required to fulfill a language requirement
Students do not have to take a computer class.
Reminder: Check with Pitzer directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, Pitzer students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Pitzer.
Student Designed Majors
Pitzer allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative.
Pitzer does not require students to complete a senior project.
Double Majoring at Pitzer
Pitzer offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.
NOTE: Declaring a double major may require more work but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to grad school.
✅ Pitzer does offer services for students with disabilities.
Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.
❌ Pitzer does not have distance learning options or fully-online programs, so students must be able to attend classes on-campus.
✅ Pitzer offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.
✅ Pitzer offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at Pitzer.
🟨 Pitzer does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors.
The main library on campus is the Honnald Mudd Library and there is one other library on campus.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.
Pitzer offers these dual degree programs: in partnership with Management Engineering and Financial Engineering
•3-2 dual degree program in business administration with Claremont Graduate University
•Economics, Information Systems and Technology, Psychology, Public Policy, Education, Mathematics, Cultural Studies, English, History
What is ROTC?
The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.
Does Pitzer have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every university. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
Pitzer has an Army ROTC program and an Air Force ROTC program.
Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at Pitzer include:
•an Army ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
•an Air Force ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
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