Offered Degrees and Major Programs

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo offers 132 programs through Bachelor's, Master's, and Post Graduate Certificate. By degree types, it offers 79 Bachelor's, 50 Master's, 3 Post-BS Certificate programs.
For academic year 2021-2022, total 5,902 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's7905,376
Master's500520
Post-BS Certificate306
Total13205,902

Best Programs

BachelorMaster
Bachelor Program - Highest Earning After Graduation
Field of StudyMedian Earning after Graduation
Computer Engineering$88,200
Electrical and Electronics Engineering$73,800
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering$71,600
Mechanical Engineering$71,600
Industrial Engineering$69,100
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 483 completers$54,700
Agricultural Business and Management0$54,700
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations132-
Agricultural Mechanization42-
Ornamental Horticulture1-
Agricultural Communication/Journalism24-
Animal Sciences168$29,100
Dairy Science18-
Food Science44$43,800
Agronomy and Crop Science54-
Horticultural Science0-
Soil Science and Agronomy0-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Natural Resources and Conservation 137 completers$56,300
Natural Resources/Conservation0$56,300
Natural Resources Management and Policy (other)101-
Forestry36$39,900
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Architecture 237 completers-
Architecture0$52,900
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning33-
Landscape Architecture50$44,300
Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology154-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 10 completers-
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies (other)10-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Communication and Journalism 190 completers$38,400
Speech Communication and Rhetoric111$38,400
Journalism79$31,600
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Communications Technologies 94 completers-
Graphic Communications94$50,100
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Computer and Information Sciences 175 completers$115,000
Computer Science175-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education 70 completers-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching70-
Agricultural Teacher Education0$29,600
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Engineering 1,244 completers-
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering93$71,600
Agricultural Engineering51-
Architectural Engineering42$60,400
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering80$60,800
Civil Engineering172$68,100
Computer Engineering97$88,200
Computer Software Engineering61-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering141$73,800
Engineering Science16-
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering36$62,600
Materials Engineering41$64,000
Mechanical Engineering293$71,600
Construction Engineering0-
Industrial Engineering101$69,100
Manufacturing Engineering20-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Engineering Technology 59 completers-
Industrial Technology/Technician59-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 10 completers-
Foreign Languages and Literatures6-
Spanish Language and Literature4-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Work and Family Studies 0 completers-
Human Development and Family Studies0-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
English Language and Literature 79 completers$32,600
English Language and Literature79$32,600
Rhetoric and Composition0-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Liberal Arts and Sciences, Humanities 123 completers$26,000
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies101$26,000
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities (other)22-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 266 completers$31,200
Biology/Biological Sciences204$31,200
Biochemistry35-
Microbiology27-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Mathematics and Statistics 93 completers$46,800
Mathematics53$46,800
Statistics40-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies 120 completers-
Nutrition Sciences73-
Marine Sciences28-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies (other)19-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 225 completers-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies119-
Health and Physical Education/Fitness106-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Philosophy and Religious Studies 39 completers-
Philosophy39-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Physical Sciences 110 completers-
Chemistry36-
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences (other)39-
Physics35-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Psychology 155 completers$31,400
Psychology155$31,400
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Social Sciences 316 completers-
Social Sciences0-
Economics97$53,300
Political Science and Government94$45,800
Sociology81$38,100
Social Sciences (other)44$21,400
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Visual and Performing Arts 70 completers-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts13-
Art/Art Studies0$41,000
Fine/Studio Arts49-
Music8-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences 32 completers-
Public Health32-
Dietetics/Dietitian0-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Business 880 completers$57,700
Business Administration and Management766$59,800
Construction Management114-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
History 59 completers-
History59$28,800
Total5,376
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Agriculture 5 completers-
Agricultural Business and Management0-
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations2-
Dairy Science0-
Food Science3-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Natural Resources and Conservation 13 completers-
Environmental Science10-
Forestry3-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Architecture 15 completers-
Architecture2-
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning13$55,800
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Communications Technologies 0 completers-
Graphic Communications0-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Computer and Information Sciences 28 completers-
Computer Science28-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education 78 completers$51,400
Education0$51,400
Curriculum and Instruction0-
Educational Leadership and Administration17-
Special Education and Teaching9-
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services14-
Agricultural Teacher Education38-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Engineering 150 completers$71,200
Engineering4$71,200
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering17-
Architectural Engineering8-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering28-
Civil Engineering0$69,000
Civil Engineering (other)42-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering20$97,200
Mechanical Engineering28-
Industrial Engineering3-
Engineering (other)0-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Engineering Technology 20 completers-
Engineering/Industrial Management14-
Packaging Science6-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
English Language and Literature 10 completers-
English Language and Literature10-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 19 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences19-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Mathematics and Statistics 6 completers-
Mathematics6-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies 3 completers-
Nutrition Sciences3-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 2 completers-
Health and Physical Education/Fitness2-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Physical Sciences 8 completers-
Polymer Chemistry8-
Physics0-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Psychology 14 completers-
Psychology14-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting 16 completers-
Fire Services Administration0-
Fire Protection (other)16-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Human Services 12 completers-
Public Administration0-
Public Policy Analysis12-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Social Sciences 13 completers-
Economics0-
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics13-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences 0 completers-
Dietetics/Dietitian0-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Business 89 completers-
Business Administration and Management36-
Business Administration, Management and Operations (other)0-
Accounting23$66,700
Management Science19-
Taxation11-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
History 5 completers-
History5-
Total520
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Engineering 5 completers-
Engineering (other)5-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Engineering Technology 0 completers-
Packaging Science0-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
English Language and Literature 1 completers-
English Language and Literature1-
Total6