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Through challenging, interactive courses taught by accomplished professors, students learn to make connections across disciplines, understand cultural perspectives, and integrate learning with practical application. Inspired by a Quaker heritage, the Whittier education equips students to be active citizens and
Founded in 1887
Located in Whittier, California (18 miles southeast of Downtown Los Angeles, 16 miles northwest of Anaheim)
Campus size: over 75 acres
Undergraduate Enrollment: 1776*
Graduate Enrollment: 57*
Average Classroom Size: 19 students (50% of classes have less than 20)
Student to Faculty Ratio: 12 to 1
Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC)
Johnny Poet/The Poets
Anthropology, Applied Philosophy, Art, Biochemistry, Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Child Development, Chinese, Economics, English, Environmental Science, French, Global & Cultural Studies, History, Integrated Computer Science, Kinesiology, Mathematics, Mathematics-Business, Mathematics-Economics, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychological Sciences, Religious Studies, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish, Theater & Communication Arts
Africana & Black Studies, Anthropology, Art History, Studio Art, Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Child Development, Chinese, Computer Science, Digital Art & Design, Economics, Elementary Education, English, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Film Studies, French, French Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, Global & Cultural Studies, History, Japanese, Kinesiology, Latino Studies, Mathematics, Music, Organizational Leadership, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Public Health, Psychological Sciences, Religious Studies, Scientific Computing, Social Work, Sociology,
A specialized program that allows student to design a major and select coursework around a particular career-path or field of interest. Students in this program are required to complete an off-campus experience, which can either be an internship or study abroad experience.
A pathway for students to obtain a bachelor’s degree in Child Development and a teaching credential in K-12 Special Education at the same time within 4 years.