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California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo Available Degrees, Graduation Requirements, & Faculty Information

San Luis Obispo, CA

Academic Calendar System
Summer Session
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors

  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
  • Agricultural Business and Management, General
  • Agricultural Communication/Journalism
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agricultural Mechanization, General
  • Agricultural Teacher Education
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Civil Engineering, Other
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
  • Dairy Science
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering Science
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Food Science
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • Forestry, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Graphic Communications, General
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History, General
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Industrial Technology/Technician
  • Journalism
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music, General
  • Natural Resources and Conservation, Other
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Social Sciences, Other
  • Sociology
  • Soil Science and Agronomy, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Statistics, General
  • Viticulture and Enology
Most Popular Disciplines
Engineering, Business/marketing, Agriculture
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Special Programs
Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Online Degrees
Not reported

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction

Full-Time Faculty
Part-Time Faculty
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 3% of classes
10-19 students: 12% of classes
20-29 students: 31% of classes
30-39 students: 27% of classes
40-49 students: 14% of classes
50-99 students: 8% of classes
Over 100 students: 5% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 12% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 35% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 40% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 9% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 0% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate
Not reported
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Library Available on Campus
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
Not Reported
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education

Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Arts, Master of City and Regional Planning, Master of Science

Master's Programs of Study

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • English
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Urban and Regional Planning

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

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