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Aerospace Engineering (AERO)
Agribusiness (AGB)
Agricultural and Environmental Plant Sciences (AEPS)
Agricultural Communication (AGC)
Agricultural Education (AGED)
Agriculture (AG)
Animal Science (ASCI)
Anthropology (ANT)
Architectural Engineering (ARCE)
Architecture (ARCH)
Art (ART)
Astronomy and Astrophysics (ASTR)


Biology (BIO)
Biomedical Engineering (BMED)
BioResource and Agricultural Engineering (BRAE)
Botany (BOT)
Business (BUS)


Chemistry (CHEM)
Child Development (CD)
Chinese (CHIN)
City and Regional Planning (CRP)
Civil Engineering (CE)
Communication Studies (COMS)
Computer Engineering (CPE)
Computer Science (CSC)
Construction Management (CM)


Dairy Science (DSCI)
Dance (DANC)
Data Science (DATA)


Early Start English (ESE)
Early Start Math (ESM)
Earth Science (ERSC)
Economics (ECON)
Education (EDUC)
Electrical Engineering (EE)
Engineering (ENGR)
English (ENGL)
Environmental Design (EDES)
Environmental Engineering (ENVE)
Environmental Sciences (ESCI)
Ethnic Studies (ES)


Fire Protection Engineering (FPE)
Food Science and Nutrition (FSN)
French (FR)


Geography (GEOG)
Geology (GEOL)
German (GER)
Graduate Studies (GS)
Graduate Studies-Accounting (GSA)
Graduate Studies-Business (GSB)
Graduate Studies-Economics (GSE)
Graduate Studies-Packaging (GSP)
Graphic Communication (GRC)


Health (HLTH)
History (HIST)
Honors Contract (HNRC)
Honors (HNRS)


Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (IME)
Industrial Technology and Packaging (ITP)
Interdisciplinary Studies in Liberal Arts (ISLA)
Italian (ITAL)


Japanese (JPNS)
Journalism (JOUR)


Kinesiology (KINE)


Landscape Architecture (LA)
Liberal Arts and Engineering Studies (LAES)
Liberal Studies (LS)


Marine Science (MSCI)
Materials Engineering (MATE)
Mathematics (MATH)
Mechanical Engineering (ME)
Microbiology (MCRO)
Military Science Leadership (MSL)
Music (MU)


Natural Resources (NR)


Philosophy (PHIL)
Physical Education: Men (PEM)
Physical Education: Women (PEW)
Physical Science (PSC)
Physics (PHYS)
Political Science (POLS)
Psychology (PSY)


Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration (RPTA)
Religious Studies (RELS)


Science and Mathematics (SCM)
Social Sciences (SOCS)
Sociology (SOC)
Soil Science (SS)
Spanish (SPAN)
Special Education (SPED)
Statistics (STAT)
Systems Integration Engineering (SIE)


Theatre (TH)


University Studies (UNIV)


Wine and Viticulture (WVIT)
Women's and Gender Studies (WGS)
World Languages and Cultures (WLC)

College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Science (AG)

  • Agribusiness  (AGB)
  • Agricultural Education and Communication (AGC, AGED)
  • Animal Science (ASCI, DSCI)
  • BioResource and Agricultural Engineering (BRAE)
  • Experience Industry Management (RPTA)
  • Food Science and Nutrition (FSN)
  • Horticulture and Crop Science (AEPS)
  • Military Science (MSL)
  • Natural Resources Management and Environmental Sciences (ERSC, ESCI, NR, SS)
  • Wine and Viticulture (WVIT)

College of Architecture and Environmental Design (EDES)

  • Architectural Engineering (ARCE)
  • Architecture  (ARCH)
  • City and Regional Planning (CRP)
  • Construction Management (CM)
  • Landscape Architecture (LA)

Orfalea College of Business (BUS, ECON, GSA, GSB, GSE, GSP, ITP)
College of Engineering (ENGR, FPE)

  • Aerospace Engineering (AERO)
  • Biomedical Engineering (BMED)
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering (CE, ENVE)
  • Computer Engineering (CPE)
  • Computer Science (CSC)
  • Electrical Engineering (EE)
  • General Engineering (ENGR)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (IME, SIE)
  • Materials Engineering (MATE)
  • Mechanical Engineering (ME)

College of Liberal Arts   

College of Science and Mathematics (SCM)

Extended Education (GS)
Interdisciplinary or University-Wide  

  • Honors Program (HNRC, HNRS)
  • Intercollegiate Athletics (PEM, PEW)
  • Liberal Arts and Engineering Studies Program (LAES)
  • University Studies (UNIV)

Selected Topics Courses

(Summer 2019 through Spring 2020)

Selected topics courses are academic credit-bearing courses in the Cal Poly catalog that provide a generic course vehicle to offer special topics on an "as needed basis." The most common selected topics courses, 270, 470, 471, 570, 571, are available to all academic programs, and have the same generic course description.

The specific topic title appears in the Class Schedule and on the students' transcripts.

BIO 471 Human Gross Anatomy (2) Effective Summer 2019
Human gross anatomy study using human cadaver dissection from a regional perspective. Dissection of the musculo-skeletal and nervous tissues, vasculature, and viscera of body regions including: head, neck, torso, extremities and body cavities.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Recommended: One of the following anatomy or physiology courses with a grade of B- or better: BIO 231, BIO 232, BIO 361, BIO 406, BIO 407, BIO 408, or BIO 409.

ITP 270 Personal Leadership - 7 Habits (4) Effective Summer 2019
Learn and practice the what, why, and how of personal leadership. Uses the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People framework to provide students with skills they will use repeatedly in their careers and life. Includes lecture, video, peer-to-peer coaching, and reflective assignments to reinforce concepts. Course offered online only. Weekly 2-hour synchronous webinar meetings required, plus online study.
Prerequisite: Open to undergraduate students and consent of instructor.

MATE 470 Introduction to Textile Engineering (4) Effective Fall 2019
Investigation of synthetic, natural and non-polymeric fibers and their textiles. Chemical and physical structures of fibers. Methods of fiber formation and resulting properties. Yarns, woven and non-woven textile structures, processing and properties. Textiles in composites, geotextiles, medical devices, and apparel.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

NR 470/471 Agroecology and Lab (4) Effective Fall 2019
Ecological concepts and principles taught in the context of agricultural systems. Laboratory exercises designed to train in the analysis of ecological processes in agricultural systems, with a focus on ecological structures (biotic and abiotic) and functions (energy flow, nutrient cycling).
Prerequisite: Junior standing and consent of instructor. Concurrent enrollment in NR 470 and NR 471 required.