Offered Degrees and Major Programs

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo offers 123 programs through Bachelor's, Master's, and Post Graduate Certificate. By degree types, it offers 75 Bachelor's, 46 Master's, 2 Post-BS Certificate programs.
It also offers its programs via online learning and 3 programs are available through Bachelor's, Master's and Post Graduate Certificate. By degree types, it offers 2 Master's, 1 Post-BS Certificate program in the virtual environment.
For academic year 2020-2021, total 5,442 students have completed their degree/programs and graduated from California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo.
The following table summarizes the offered degrees and programs with number of programs and number of completers.

Number of Programs with Completers

Number of ProgramsNumber of Online ProgramsNumber of Completers
Bachelor's7504,808
Master's462630
Post-BS Certificate214
Total12335,442

Best Programs

BachelorMaster
Bachelor Program - Highest Earning After Graduation
Field of StudyMedian Earning after Graduation
Computer and Information Sciences$115,000
Computer Engineering$88,200
Electrical and Electronics Engineering$73,800
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering$71,600
Mechanical Engineering$71,600
Master Program - Highest Earning After Graduation
Field of StudyMedian Earning after Graduation
Electrical and Electronics Engineering$97,200
Engineering$71,200
Civil Engineering$69,000
Accounting$66,700
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning$55,800

Popular Programs

Bachelor'sMaster's

Major Programs by Offered Degree

Bachelor'sMaster'sPost-Bachelor's
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Agriculture 569 completers$54,700
Agricultural Business and Management0$54,700
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations163-
Agricultural Mechanization27-
Viticulture and Enology78-
Ornamental Horticulture1-
Agricultural Communication/Journalism27-
Animal Sciences149$29,100
Dairy Science28-
Food Science37$43,800
Agronomy and Crop Science55-
Horticultural Science0-
Soil Science and Agronomy4-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Natural Resources And Conservation 94 completers$56,300
Natural Resources/Conservation0$56,300
Natural Resources Management and Policy (other)62-
Forestry32$39,900
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Architecture 212 completers-
Architecture0-
Architecture142$52,900
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning29-
Landscape Architecture41$44,300
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies 10 completers-
African Studies0-
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies (other)10-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Communication and Journalism 146 completers$38,400
Speech Communication and Rhetoric63$38,400
Journalism83$31,600
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Communications Technologies 99 completers-
Communications Technologies0-
Graphic Communications99$50,100
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Computer And Information Sciences 169 completers$115,000
Computer and Information Sciences0$115,000
Computer Science169-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education 59 completers-
Education0-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching59-
Agricultural Teacher Education0$29,600
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Engineering 1,202 completers-
Engineering0-
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering98$71,600
Agricultural Engineering28-
Architectural Engineering68$60,400
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering92$60,800
Civil Engineering173$68,100
Computer Engineering119$88,200
Computer Software Engineering58-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering112$73,800
Engineering Science11-
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering36$62,600
Materials Engineering35$64,000
Mechanical Engineering247$71,600
Construction Engineering0-
Industrial Engineering102$69,100
Manufacturing Engineering23-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Engineering Technology 66 completers-
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician0-
Industrial Technology/Technician66-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics 13 completers-
Foreign Languages and Literatures13-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Work and Family Studies 0 completers-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences0-
Human Development and Family Studies0-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
English Language And Literature 64 completers$32,600
English Language and Literature64$32,600
Rhetoric and Composition0-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities 110 completers$26,000
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies85$26,000
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities (other)25-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 248 completers$31,200
Biology/Biological Sciences196$31,200
Biochemistry42-
Microbiology10-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Mathematics And Statistics 78 completers$46,800
Mathematics37$46,800
Statistics41-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies 83 completers-
Biological and Physical Sciences0-
Nutrition Sciences79-
Marine Sciences4-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 229 completers-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies92-
Health and Physical Education/Fitness137-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Philosophy And Religious Studies 30 completers-
Philosophy30-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Physical Sciences 102 completers-
Physical Sciences0-
Chemistry21-
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences (other)39-
Physics42-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Psychology 121 completers$31,400
Psychology121$31,400
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Social Sciences 238 completers-
Social Sciences2-
Economics60$53,300
Political Science and Government78$45,800
Sociology74$38,100
Social Sciences (other)24$21,400
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Visual And Performing Arts 83 completers-
Visual and Performing Arts0-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts8-
Art/Art Studies0$41,000
Fine/Studio Arts62-
Music13-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences 0 completers-
Chiropractic0-
Dietetics/Dietitian0-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Business 695 completers$57,700
Business/Commerce0$57,700
Business Administration and Management605$59,800
Construction Management90-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
History 52 completers-
History52$28,800
Total4,808
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Agriculture 20 completers-
Agricultural Business and Management0-
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations2-
Dairy Science18-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Natural Resources And Conservation 4 completers-
Natural Resources/Conservation0-
Forestry4-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Architecture 18 completers-
Architecture0-
Architecture8-
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning10$55,800
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Communications Technologies 0 completers-
Communications Technologies0-
Graphic Communications0-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Computer And Information Sciences 31 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences0-
Computer Science31-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education 136 completers$51,400
Education114$51,400
Special Education and Teaching0-
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services0-
Agricultural Teacher Education22-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Engineering (2 completers) 137 completers$71,200
Engineering22$71,200
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering16-
Architectural Engineering2-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering23-
Civil Engineering0$69,000
Civil Engineering (other)27-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering24$97,200
Mechanical Engineering19-
Industrial Engineering4-
Engineering (other)0-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Engineering Technology (2 completers) 0 completers-
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician0-
Engineering/Industrial Management0-
Packaging Science0-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
English Language And Literature 12 completers-
English Language and Literature12-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 7 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences7-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Mathematics And Statistics 4 completers-
Mathematics4-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies 3 completers-
Biological and Physical Sciences0-
Nutrition Sciences3-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 10 completers-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies0-
Health and Physical Education/Fitness10-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Physical Sciences 5 completers-
Physical Sciences0-
Polymer Chemistry5-
Physics0-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Psychology 16 completers-
Psychology16-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting 15 completers-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting0-
Fire Services Administration0-
Fire Protection (other)15-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Human Services 6 completers-
Human Services0-
Public Administration0-
Public Policy Analysis6-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Social Sciences 15 completers-
Social Sciences0-
Economics0-
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics15-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences 0 completers-
Chiropractic0-
Dietetics/Dietitian0-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Business 174 completers-
Business/Commerce0-
Business Administration and Management35-
Business Administration, Management and Operations (other)0-
Accounting54$66,700
Management Science52-
Taxation33-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
History 4 completers-
History4-
Total630
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Engineering 4 completers-
Engineering (other)4-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Engineering Technology 0 completers-
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician0-
Packaging Science0-
Total4