In the Classroom

Classroom with premedical postbac students learning basic science coursework


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 who contribute to their education both in and outside of the classroom. The Keck Science Department faculty are experienced educators, dedicated to helping students succeed in learning the material. The small class sizes allow post-bac students to benefit from individualized attention from faculty and collaboration with other students in the classroom. Extensive academic support is available at the Claremont Colleges to help post-bac students as they navigate the rigorous curriculum over the course of the program. 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


Laboratory with premedical postbac students learning basic science coursework and lab techniques


Elise Pearson"The undergrads at Scripps are so bright and motivated, it was a pleasure taking classes with them!"

Elise Pearson, Class of 2016
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Class of 2020