The upheaval of the COVID-19 pandemic demonstrates that the humanities are just as important as STEM fields in building a healthy society, writes Mishaal Ijaz SC ’24.
Science, technology, engineering, and math degrees have been all the rage at Pomona College the past several years. In 2005, STEM degrees made up less than 30 percent of all majors completed, and the arts and humanities was the most popular division at roughly 30 percent, according to Pomona’s Office
If Pomona College students were evenly distributed throughout the departments, there would be about 35 students per major. In reality, the distribution is far from equal, leaving some of the college’s 48 majors with few students. The consensus among Pomona students who are one of few — or the only