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Program Learning Objectives

Program Learning Objectives (PLOs) are defined by the faculty of each degree program. They promote the clarity and coherence of the program and apply to all students in the program. The availability of PLOs provides students and others with the general goals of the major, while outlining the structure of the knowledge, skills, and values associated with the discipline. In the course of program review, academic programs report their PLOs and map them to their major curriculum and to the University Learning Objectives (ULOs).

PLOs are provided for each degree program in the Cal Poly Academic Catalog, and departments are asked to review their PLOs on a regular basis.


Academic Senate Resolution: AS-732-11 "Resolution on Posting Program Learning Objectives in the Cal Poly Online Catalog" (PDF).  Adopted 31 May 2011.

Academic Senate Resolution: AS-845-18 "Resolution on Academic Program Review" (PDF). Adopted 6 March 2018.

Last updated: 9/13/2023


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