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Our Colleges

Six Colleges. One University.

Cal Poly's six academic colleges offer more than 60 undergraduate majors and over 50 graduate programs.

College of

Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences

One of the nation’s most prestigious undergraduate agriculture programs, the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences takes you into the field, the farm and the forest to apply cutting-edge techniques to the ancient challenge of feeding a growing society.

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Forestry and Natural Resources students measures forest.

College of

Architecture and Environmental Design

The College of Architecture and Environmental Design offers a hands-on approach to working in all aspects of the built environment, from designing homes and gardens to planning cities.

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College of

Engineering

A national leader in engineering education, the College of Engineering promotes project-based learning to link theory with hands-on practice to solve the future’s most pressing technical challenges.

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Group of students building a robotic drone.

College of

Liberal Arts

The College of Liberal Arts houses fifteen departments offering programs in the humanities, social sciences, communications and performing arts that share focus on the evolving nature of human experience and expression in the modern world.

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Photography students takes pictures for a class project.

College of

Science and Mathematics

The College of Science and Mathematics prepares you to become a leader in an increasingly scientific and technological society through education, research and practical experience.

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Orfalea College of

Business

At the Orfalea College of Business, you gain expertise in the fields of management, finance, economics and entrepreneurship by working with real companies in your community and developing your own business ideas.

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Orfalea College of Business