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Preparing Future Leaders through Integrated Sciences

Today, innovation has transformed every aspect of society, from private commerce to public affairs, and linked the cultivation of responsible leadership in business, government, and the professions with advances in the sciences, computer science, and data science.  The new Kravis Department of Integrated Sciences, housed in the new Robert Day Sciences Center, is rooted in CMC’s foundational liberal arts and leadership mission, and unique in its approach to organizing science education around grand socio-scientific challenges. Leveraging computation as a powerful vehicle for discovery and systemic solutions, and integrating CMC’s core strengths in the social sciences and humanities, the department is organized around three foci:

  • Health (Genomics, Systems Biology, and Health)
  • Brain (Brain, Learning, and Decision), and
  • Planet (Climate, Energy, and the Environment)

 

Raised to Date: $385.3 million
96.3% of Goal Reached
 
18% 2021 graduates who majored in a Science or Interdisciplinary Science
11,000 Visits to the Murty Sunak Quantitative and Computing Lab
28% Recent graduates who start their careers in technology
3 Socio-scientific grand challenges addressed: Health, Brain, and Planet
25 World-class new faculty anticipated within the Kravis Department of Integrated Sciences
13 Highly accomplished members of inaugural Integrated Sciences Advisory Council

The Robert Day Sciences Center

Great programs require equally impactful facilities. The Robert Day Sciences Center, home to the new Kravis Department of Integrated Sciences and designed by world-renowned architects of BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group, matches the ambition of the new department. Located on the eastern frontier of the current campus footprint, the Center will create a strong presence on Claremont Boulevard, while triggering a series of developments and improvements to prepare CMC for our next chapter.

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The Kravis Department of Integrated Sciences

Our innovative program is resolutely interdisciplinary, deliberately and coherently integrating the sciences, computation, the humanities, and social sciences. The program will help students contribute to the full process of scientific discovery and ensure they are able to work across traditional disciplinary boundaries, be facile with powerful computational and quantitative approaches, critically evaluate scientific contributions and trends, and understand the relationships between science, technology, and society.

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The CMC Impact
Get to know the students, faculty, and alumni impacting tomorrow's world today.
Courtney Hooks Courtney Hooks ’23One characteristic that Courtney Hooks ’23 immediately noticed about Claremont McKenna College on her first visit was the welcoming atmosphere. “I didn't know much about the culture of the school until I arrived for the first time to the Accepted Students day in April of 2019,” she said. “All of the current students were happy to meet me and went out of their way to answer my questions. It was then that I really saw myself attending CMC.”READ STORY
Truman Knowles Truman Knowles ’23Ask Truman Knowles ’23 about his favorite professors at Claremont McKenna College, and he will respond with an entire list.

It starts with professors Shane Bjornlie (History) and Blanford Parker (Literature), both of whom, he said, made him “more aware of the power and purpose of language, tradition and hope.” It features three professors whom he credits with enhancing his “memory and mental fluidity.” They are...
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Wali Shaikh Wali Shaikh ’24Wali Shaikh ’24 had never set foot on the CMC campus until last summer when pandemic restrictions finally lifted. Coming to Southern California from Alexandria, Va., for his sophomore year, “was a shock, but a pleasant surprise,” he says.READ STORY