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



Blake Friedman"I loved that my classes included both post-bac students and undergraduates. The undergraduates at the Claremont Colleges are intelligent and goal-oriented. Working with them on group projects and in labs enriched my time at Scripps."

Blake Friedman, Class of 2013
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Class of 2017