Cal Poly CLA News

The latest online edition of CLA's Impact Magazine

Welcome to the College of Liberal Arts

The College of Liberal Arts is a proud leader in Cal Poly's mission to offer a truly comprehensive polytechnic education, providing nearly one-third of the university’s instruction.

Learn by Doing
Theatre and Dance
Performing Arts Center, SLO
Hands-on Learning

Learn by Doing

The Learn by Doing spirit thrives in the College of Liberal Arts, where students take part in hands-on, real-world endeavors. CLA is home to:

Undergraduate Degrees

Cal Poly's College of Liberal Arts (CLA) is among the most diverse in the California State University system, housing 18 majors in 17 departments. 

Graduate Degrees

Our highly-respected graduate programs focus on mentorship and professional development.

M.A. English  M.A. History  Masters of Public Policy  M.S. Psychology      


The CLA has a variety of scholarship opportunities for incoming and currently enrolled students. Individual departments also offer scholarships specific to their major(s). See the department websites for more information about department or major-specific scholarships. For information on general CLA scholarships, contact the College of Liberal Arts Dean's Office.











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