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Departments & Majors

Cal Poly's College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences has nine undergraduate departments that offer 16 individual majors and 22 minors. To find out more information, such as required courses and career opportunities, visit the department websites below.

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Agribusiness

Cal Poly’s Agribusiness Department is well known for producing future agribusiness leaders.  Our graduates have a global perspective and are exposed to the world’s dynamic environmental, political, economic and social environments.

Majors:

Agricultural Business

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Agricultural Education and Communication

If you are excited about agriculture and want to let others know about it, Agricultural Education and Communication is right for you.  Our graduates come from a wide variety of backgrounds and share a passion for communication and teaching.

Majors:

Agricultural Science

Agricultural Communication

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Animal Science

Cal Poly Animal Science boasts one of the most comprehensive hands-on programs in the nation and is known as a national leader of undergraduate training in animal nutrition and reproductive physiology.

Majors:

Animal Science

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BioResource and Agricultural Engineering

BioResource and Agricultural Engineering at Cal Poly is the study, teaching, and practice of engineering and systems management support for agriculture. From day one, our students Learn by Doing in laboratory-intensive classes.

Majors:

Agricultural Systems Management

BioResource & Agricultural Engineering

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Dairy Science

Cal Poly is the only west coast university to offer a specific Dairy Science major, and it is the largest dairy science program in the United States. Our graduates are in high demand.

Majors:

Dairy Science

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Food Science and Nutrition

Cal Poly's Food Science and Nutrition Department offers comprehensive education in food science and nutrition, from the development of new foods to the study of how foods impact health, wellness, and disease prevention.

Majors:

Food Science

Nutrition

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Horticulture and Crop Science

Cal Poly’s Horticulture and Crop Science department is well-known for preparing the next generation of industry leaders. Our students don’t just sit in a classroom.  They work outside in our fields and gardens and inside our labs. 

Majors:

Agricultural & Environmental Plant Sciences

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Natural Resources Management and Environmental Sciences

For the past four decades, Cal Poly Natural Resources Management & Environmental Sciences has been preparing passionate leaders who drive change in sustainability and stewardship of the environment.

Majors:

Earth Sciences

Environmental Management and Protection

Forestry & Natural Resources

Soil Science

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Recreation Parks and Tourism Administration

“Live it, protect it, explore it.”  Cal Poly’s Recreation, Parks, & Tourism Administration major is founded upon that motto. 

Majors:

Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration

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Wine and Viticulture

Cal Poly offers a unique, award-winning interdisciplinary major in Wine and Viticulture with a three-pronged curriculum that combines an understanding of vineyards, wine making, and wine business.

Majors:

Wine and Viticulture

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