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Liberal Arts and Engineering Studies Program

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LAES Program & Department of Architecture Win 2017 Hearst Award

Congratulations to Dr. David Gillette (LAES) and Dr. Thomas Fowler (Architecture) for winning the 2017 Hearst Award for their 2-Towns Passage Project!

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Interested in Study Abroad?

Are you a LAES student and are interested in studying abroad? Let us know ASAP!

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Get Involved - Join the LAES Club

Learn more about the LAES major, unique projects, and industry opportunities.

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About LAES

The B.S* degree program in Liberal Arts and Engineering Studies (LAES) is offered by Cal Poly's College of Engineering in collaboration with the College of Liberal Arts 

The program prepares students for a wide range of innovative careers in emerging professional fields that combine skills and interests in the technology, arts, and culture.

*B.S degree begins in Spring 2019 

About LAES

LAES 301 Class

Engineering and Art unite in LAES 301 project-based introductory course.

The class is open to all second year and above Cal Poly majors and provides innovative hands-on work, in a team setting, for real-life projects.

Contact us for a permission number.

Class Info (pdf)


The LAES Club exists to bring together students interested in creative technologies, to collaborate on interdisciplinary projects and learn about and network with members of the industry.

About the Club

Give to LAES

Please help LAES continue to provide quality interdisciplinary education for our students.

Your gifts will help foster this unique program and extend its impact by enabling more students to collaborate with each other and faculty, in innovative ways, in the area of expressive and emerging technologies.

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