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Bailey College of Science and Mathematics

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About the College

Cal Poly's Bailey College of Science and Mathematics is where science, mathematics, the art of teaching and California's Central Coast intersect.

Learn by Doing

The university's Learn by Doing philosophy means our students can work with their professors on everything from laser mapping of ocean floors to atomic particle colliders to statistical analysis for real-world research projects.

Close Relationships

The key difference offered by our college is the relationships we build. The Cal Poly Bailey College of Science and Mathematics offers a small family atmosphere at the heart of a large, nationally known and selective university. Here, our students have an educational experience like no other. We care about our students, and we take pride in their success.

Small Classes

Our small classes and labs are all taught by faculty — faculty committed to serving as mentors and creating a close environment. Our college developed the 25-35 study program to help our students excel academically.


We offer degrees in the sciences of biology, chemistry, kinesiology and public healthphysics as well as mathematics and statistics.

We're also home to the university's undergraduate Liberal Studies program for future teachers, and Cal Poly's post-baccalaureate School of Education. The connections in our college are creating a new generation of teachers and administrators with an edge in science, technology and math as well as languages and the arts.


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