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Liberal Arts and Engineering Studies Program

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The LAES degree is now a BS!

We are excited to announce that the Liberal Arts & Engineering Studies (LAES) degree is now a BS!  Beginning Spring 2019, all LAES graduates will receive a Bachelor of Science degree instead of a Bachelor of Arts.

*Approved by the CSU Chancellor’s Office on 9/12/18.

**Neither coursework nor program structure have been altered to accommodate this change from a BA to a BS. As a BA, the LAES degree met all the same requirements as the newly designated BS degree.


Apply for a LAES Travel Grant

The LAES Program is offering $1,200 travel grants to students participating in Cal Poly-approved programs. (Students with financial need can apply for up to $1,500.) All students must have a cumulative or term GPA of 3.0 prior to going abroad. You can apply through the Cal Poly Scholarships link in your Portal. 

*Please contact David Gillette, Michael Haungs, and Jessica Larsen if you are interested in studying abroad and to find out more information about applying for the travel grant.

*Once approved for your Study Abroad program, please email your acceptance letter to Jessica Larsen at to confirm your trip abroad. 


Application Deadlines:

term of travel             Decision period Decision period
Travel in Winter, Spring, Summer October October 1st - November 15th
Travel in Spring, Summer, Fall December December 1st - January 15th
Travel in Fall, Winter, Spring May May 1st - June 15th

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