In the Classroom

Students sitting in a lecture hall taking notes while listening to a lecturer speak.


With faculty from all of the science disciplines teaching a diverse group of students, the joint Keck Science department fosters a passion for science, ensures an immersion in interdisciplinary perspectives, and provides students with individual attention and excellent resources. Scripps Post-Bac students benefit, in particular, from the diverse student body and the dedicated and creative faculty. Classes are taken with undergraduates of Scripps, Pitzer, and Claremont McKenna Colleges. Highlights of the Post-Bac Program coursework and faculty include:

  • an integrated class setting that fosters a sense of community and creates a non-competitive atmosphere
  • all classes and laboratories are taught by Keck Science faculty
  • class sizes average 30 students for lectures and 15 students for labs
  • a small cohort of approximately 17 Post-Bac students are enrolled each year
  • classes require teamwork and collaboration for completing projects, assignments, and laboratory work
  • faculty are consistently available for office hours, problem-solving sessions, and one-on-one meetings to ensure students’ success



Paige Livingston"I was attracted to the small class sizes and the small size of the program. In hindsight, the small classes definitely benefitted me the most. Getting to know professors and having the chance to go to office hours/problem solving sessions was fantastic and very different from my undergraduate experience."

Paige Livingston, Class of 2014
University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, Class of 2019