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The academic programs at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo are organized into six colleges.  The colleges include:

  1. College of Agriculture, Food, & Environmental Sciences
  2. College of Architecture & Environmental Design
  3. College of Engineering
  4. College of Liberal Arts
  5. College of Science and Mathematics
  6. Orfalea College of Business

Learn more about the academic programs of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo by visiting their individual college pages below.  


College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences

The College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences prepares their students to become “innovative professional(s) ready to solve the complex challenges associated with feeding the world in sustainable ways.”  

Learn more about the academic programs of the college, agricultural operations, the products the college produces, and how to contact the various departments.


College of Architecture and Environmental Design

The College of Architecture and Environmental Design at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo was established in the 1946-1947 academic year in response to the growing need of California for professionals in the “built environment”. 

Learn more about the academic programs of the college, the resources students have available to them, the Center for Construction Education, and how to contact the various departments for more information.


College of Engineering

The College of Engineering at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is a highly esteemed academic program whose dedicated faculty and staff produce graduates of the highest caliber known for their mastery of engineering fundamentals and technical skills.

Learn more about the academic programs of the college, the unique labs and facilities that students use to “learn by doing”, and how to contact the departments with questions.


College of Liberal Arts

The College of Liberal Arts at Cal Poly is one of the most expansive and diverse colleges on the campus, and touches the educational program of nearly every student.

Learn more about the college’s vast academic programs, the upcoming Expressive Technology Studios, and how to contact the various departments for more information.


College of Science and Mathematics

The College of Science and Mathematics at Cal Poly oversees the educational opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students in the fields of biology, chemistry, kinesiology, physics, mathematics, and statistics.

Learn more about the academic programs of the college, the Warren J. Baker Center for Science and Mathematics, and how to contact the various departments for more information.


Orfalea College of Business

The Orfalea College of Business at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo not only provides their students with the crucial skills to become successful business leaders, the college also provides students with a direct line to the local business community to further their “learn by doing” philosophy. 

Learn more about the academic programs of the college, the Center of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the Executives in Residence Program, and how to contact the various departments for more information.

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