While STEM subjects are great, the humanities and social sciences deserve to be recognized too, writes Zeean Firmeza PO ’26.
The recent surge in support for people, particularly women, in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, has been a long-awaited and inspiring development to watch unfold. However, in an age of increased value associated with STEM, the corresponding merit attached to studying humanities subjects has dwindled considerably. Growing up in the
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