Departments & Majors
Undergraduate Departments and Programs
Students in the Biological Sciences Department gain hands-on experience in real research projects under the guidance of energized faculty. Biology majors spend most of their time out in the field collecting data or in the lab running experiments on modern equipment — not sitting at a desk — and are exposed to the full spectrum of biology career choices. The department offers bachelor's degrees in biological sciences, marine science, and microbiology.
Offering bachelor’s degrees in chemistry and biochemistry, the Chemistry Department prepares students to become the scientists, teachers and leaders of tomorrow. Graduates are hired in traditional as well as growing science fields — from biotechnology to polymers to pharmaceuticals to medical technology and beyond.
The Kinesiology Department offers a BS in Kinesiology and a BS in Public Health. Kinesiology and Public Health students make an impact in the fields of of exercise science, physical activity, public health, disease prevention and treatment. While earning a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology or Public Health students experience hands-on learning and opportunities for undergraduate research with faculty members who are leaders in their areas of expertise.
Cal Poly’s Liberal Studies Department creates the teachers of tomorrow. Graduates are high-quality elementary school teachers with a distinctive edge in the arts, science, technology, and mathematics. Liberal Studies students earn a bachelor’s of science degree that puts them on the fast track to a teaching credential.
The bachelor’s of science degree in mathematics provides a rich and rigorous education in mathematics while preparing students for a wide range of career opportunities. Recent graduates have been accepted into doctoral programs at top-notch research universities, taken rewarding positions in industry, or pursued careers in secondary teaching.
Recently named one of the top 20 in the nation, Cal Poly’s Physics Department offers a small, family-like experience while providing a tremendous depth and breadth of course offerings, from electricity and magnetism to liquid crystals. Faculty members mentor students in a wide range of real-world research opportunities both on and off campus. Students can earn either a bachelor of arts or a bachelor of science degree.
The Statistics Department provides excellent training for students seeking a job in statistics immediately after graduation as well as for those who wish to continue their education at the graduate level. With approximately 80 statistics majors at Cal Poly, the department has one of the lowest student to faculty ratios. While earning a bachelor’s degree, students take a mixture of courses from statistics, computer science and mathematics.
The School of Education is dedicated to preparing knowledgeable, skillful and caring education professionals for positions in an increasingly diverse, technologically situated society. Students benefit from strong partnerships with local schools, community colleges, and education agencies, as well as state and national organizations. The school offers three master’s degrees and several credential programs.
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|Chemistry & Biochemistryemail@example.com||chemistry.calpoly.edu|
|School of Educationfirstname.lastname@example.org||soe.calpoly.edu|