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Here are the 10 most popular majors at Cal Poly SLO!

1. Business Administration

What is Business Administration and Management?

A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.
 
 
Percent of Students Graduating With This Major Has Declined Overall From 2010-2015

The percent of students completing this major compared to all completions at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo has fallen 5.6% overall, from 14.18% of the total completions at this school in 2010 to 13.41% in 2015. In the last year, however, percent of total completions has risen 16.5% from 11.54% in 2014 to 13.41% in 2015. Business Administration and Management hit an all time high in 2004 with 22.41% of total completions and an all time low in 1995 with 5.96% of total completions.

More broadly, the percent of students completing this major at all schools has fallen 6.9% overall in the last five years, from 343.8 completions per 10k total graduates five years ago to 320.2 completions per 10k in 2015.

2. Biology/Biological Sciences

What is Biology/Biological Sciences?

A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations.
 
 
Percent of Students Graduating With This Major Has Been Relatively Stable Overall From 2010-2015

The percent of students completing this major compared to all completions at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo has hovered around 4.25% overall over the five years prior to 2015. Biology/Biological Sciences hit an all time high in 2010 with 4.27% of total completions and an all time low in 1989 with 0.71% of total completions.

More broadly, the percent of students completing this major at all schools has risen 10.8% overall in the last five years, from 74.4 completions per 10k total graduates five years ago to 82.4 completions per 10k in 2015.

3. Mechanical Engineering

What is Mechanical Engineering?

A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of physical systems used in manufacturing and end-product systems used for specific uses, including machine tools, jigs and other manufacturing equipment; stationary power units and appliances; engines; self-propelled vehicles; housings and containers; hydraulic and electric systems for controlling movement; and the integration of computers and remote control with operating systems.
 
 
Percent of Students Graduating With This Major Has Declined Overall From 2010-2015

The percent of students completing this major compared to all completions at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo has fallen 13.3% overall, from 4.54% of the total completions at this school in 2010 to 3.92% in 2015. Mechanical Engineering hit an all time high in 2012 with 5.80% of total completions and an all time low in 1998 with 1.70% of total completions.

More broadly, the percent of students completing this major at all schools has risen 28.4% overall in the last five years, from 27.5 completions per 10k total graduates five years ago to 35.3 completions per 10k in 2015.

4. Animal Sciences

What is Animal Sciences?

A general program that focuses on the scientific principles that underlie the breeding and husbandry of agricultural animals, and the production, processing, and distribution of agricultural animal products. Includes instruction in the animal sciences, animal husbandry and production, and agricultural and food products processing.
 
 
Percent of Students Graduating With This Major Has Risen Overall From 2010-2015

The percent of students completing this major compared to all completions at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo has risen 52.2% overall, from 2.35% of the total completions at this school in 2010 to 3.51% in 2015. Animal Sciences hit an all time high in 2011 with 3.89% of total completions and an all time low in 2013 with 1.27% of total completions.

More broadly, the percent of students completing this major at all schools has risen 12.5% overall in the last five years, from 5.6 completions per 10k total graduates five years ago to 6.3 completions per 10k in 2015.

5. Civil Engineering

What is Civil Engineering?

A program that generally prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of structural, load-bearing, material moving, transportation, water resource, and material control systems; and environmental safety measures.
 
Percent of Students Graduating With This Major Has Declined Overall From 2010-2015

The percent of students completing this major compared to all completions at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo has fallen 17.5% overall, from 4.03% of the total completions at this school in 2010 to 3.25% in 2015. Civil Engineering hit an all time high in 2013 with 5.17% of total completions and an all time low in 1998 with 1.09% of total completions.

More broadly, the percent of students completing this major at all schools has risen 5.6% overall in the last five years, from 17.7 completions per 10k total graduates five years ago to 18.7 completions per 10k in 2015.

6. Architecture

What is Architecture?

A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of architecture and to conduct research in various aspects of the field. Includes instruction in architectural design, history, and theory; building structures and environmental systems; project and site planning; construction; professional responsibilities and standards; and related cultural, social, economic, and environmental issues.
 
 
Percent of Students Graduating With This Major Has Declined Overall From 2010-2015

The percent of students completing this major compared to all completions at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo has fallen 27.9% overall, from 4.29% of the total completions at this school in 2010 to 3.13% in 2015. Architecture hit an all time high in 2011 with 4.29% of total completions and an all time low in 2001 with 1.29% of total completions.

More broadly, the percent of students completing this major at all schools has fallen 10.3% overall in the last five years, from 11.6 completions per 10k total graduates five years ago to 10.4 completions per 10k in 2015.

7. Electrical and Electronics Engineering

What is Electrical and Electronics Engineering?

A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of electrical and electronic systems and their components, including electrical power generation systems; and the analysis of problems such as superconductor, wave propagation, energy storage and retrieval, and reception and amplification.
 
 
Percent of Students Graduating With This Major Has Declined Overall From 2010-2015

The percent of students completing this major compared to all completions at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo has fallen 11.4% overall, from 3.47% of the total completions at this school in 2010 to 3.06% in 2015. In the last year, however, percent of total completions has risen 6.9% from 2.89% in 2014 to 3.06% in 2015. Electrical and Electronics Engineering hit an all time high in 2006 with 5.01% of total completions and an all time low in 2001 with 1.19% of total completions.

More broadly, the percent of students completing this major at all schools has risen 14.1% overall in the last five years, from 25.5 completions per 10k total graduates five years ago to 29.1 completions per 10k in 2015.

8. Psychology

What is Psychology?

A general program that focuses on the scientific study of individual and collective behavior, the physical and environmental bases of behavior, and the analysis and treatment of behavior problems and disorders. Includes instruction in the principles of the various subfields of psychology, research methods, and psychological assessment and testing methods.
 
 
Percent of Students Graduating With This Major Has Declined Overall From 2010-2015

The percent of students completing this major compared to all completions at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo has fallen 6.9% overall, from 2.90% of the total completions at this school in 2010 to 2.71% in 2015. In the last year, however, percent of total completions has risen 68.8% from 1.59% in 2014 to 2.71% in 2015. Psychology hit an all time high in 1999 with 3.56% of total completions and an all time low in 1993 with 0.17% of total completions.

More broadly, the percent of students completing this major at all schools has risen 4.6% overall in the last five years, from 125.2 completions per 10k total graduates five years ago to 131.0 completions per 10k in 2015.

9. Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations

What is Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations?

A program that prepares individuals to manage agricultural businesses and agriculturally related operations within diversified corporations. Includes instruction in agriculture, agricultural specialization, business management, accounting, finance, marketing, planning, human resources management, and other managerial responsibilities.
 
 
Percent of Students Graduating With This Major Has Risen Overall From 2014-2015

The percent of students completing this major compared to all completions at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo has risen from 0 to 149 graduates over 2014-2015. Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations hit an all time high in 1989 with 3.34% of total completions and an all time low in 1990 with 2.23% of total completions.

More broadly, the percent of students completing this major at all schools has risen 25.0% overall in the last five years, from 2.0 completions per 10k total graduates five years ago to 2.5 completions per 10k in 2015.

10. Health and Physical Education/Fitness

What is Health and Physical Education/Fitness?

A general program that focuses on activities and principles that promote physical fitness, achieve and maintain athletic prowess, and accomplish related research and service goals. Includes instruction in human movement studies, motivation studies, rules and practice of specific sports, exercise and fitness principles and techniques, basic athletic injury prevention and treatment, and organizing and leading fitness and sports programs.
 
Percent of Students Graduating With This Major Has Declined Overall From 2010-2015

The percent of students completing this major compared to all completions at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo has fallen 17.2% overall, from 2.94% of the total completions at this school in 2010 to 2.42% in 2015. Health and Physical Education/Fitness hit an all time high in 2013 with 3.28% of total completions and an all time low in 2008 with 2.00% of total completions.

More broadly, the percent of students completing this major at all schools has risen 7.4% overall in the last five years, from 12.1 completions per 10k total graduates five years ago to 13.0 completions per 10k in 2015.


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