Academics

David Cubek with orchestra

The hallmark of a Scripps education, the Core Curriculum in Interdisciplinary Humanities, is a sequence of three courses exposing students to some of the major concepts and dialogues shaping modern intellectual thought, and challenging them to investigate and debate those issues by drawing from multiple perspectives.

Top majors

  • 60+ majorsart
  • biology
  • economics
  • English
  • French studies
  • mathematics
  • media studies
  • neuroscience
  • politics and international relations, and
  • psychology

A senior thesis or project is required.

  • Admit rate: 27%
  • Average class size: 16
  • Majors: 60+
  • Scripps students choose a double or dual major: 21%
  • Courses offered each semester throughout The Claremont Colleges: 2,000+
  • 60 biology courses and 15 science degree programs

Points of Distinction

  • 30 studio art courses and the only art conservation program on the West Coast
  • In its fifth year, AISS (Accelerated Integrated Science Sequence) is only one of a handful of introductory interdisciplinary science programs for science majors in the nation.
  • The weekly Scripps Tea has been a tradition since 1931.

Off-Campus Study

  • 110 approved programs
  • 78 cities in 45 countries
  • Approximately 60% of Scripps students participate in off-campus study
  • This program is called “off-campus study,” rather than “study abroad,” because students can also study public policy in Washington, D.C. through the Washington Program