The W.M. Keck Science Department
The W.M. Keck Science Department serves Pitzer, Scripps, and Claremont McKenna Colleges. Multiple paths of discovery extend outwards as students and faculty explore a range of scientific disciplines and conduct research that builds on our knowledge of the world. If you would like to find out more about biology, chemistry, physics, and the 15 discrete programs that fall under those umbrellas, please discover the W.M. Keck Science Department.
Pre-Health Advising at the W.M. Keck Science Department
Within the Keck Science Department is the Pre-Health Advising Office. The full-time advisor connects with students during Orientation to provide an overview of how to best prepare for health careers as an undergraduate student. The initial meeting will provide students with a general plan; including course sequencing, potential clinical activities, research exposure, and beyond.
Find out more about Pitzer’s pre-health advising.
Joint Medical Program
In conjunction with the Western University of Health Sciences’ College of Osteopathic Medicine, Pitzer College offers a seven-year joint medical program that prepares students for the distinctive approach that characterizes osteopathic medical education. Admission to this program is highly selective. A joint Admission Committee admits a maximum of six students each year. The Admission Committee expects that applicants have taken some of the most challenging courses offered at their high school, including Honors/AP/IB biology, Honors/AP/IB chemistry, Honors/AP/IB physics and Honors/AP/IB calculus. In addition, the Committee expects to see community involvement and motivation for a career in primary care medicine. Finalists are required to come for a day-long personal interview with the Admission Committee at Pitzer and Western University in late March.
Find out more about Pitzer’s Joint Medical Program.
Interdisciplinary Learning at Pitzer