Degree Program Concentrations and Emphasis
GENE is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a course of study whose scope reaches beyond the established curriculum of any single existing department at Cal Poly. This can be accomplished through the Individual Course of Study concentration (ICS) in GENE. Examples of some of the courses of study pursued by GENE majors include chemical engineering, sustainable energy, engineering entrepreneurship, peace engineering, product design, audio engineering, education, and pre-medical studies.
GENE is also intended for students who desire a broad-based education in engineering that covers several major engineering disciplines in detail. This is done through the General concentration: see flowchart (PDF).
GENE is also ideal for first time students who are undecided as to which engineering discipline they want to major in. You will be able to take your first quarter at Cal Poly and explore various majors without falling behind in most majors. If you are planning on changing majors, it is best to initiate the process at the beginning of Winter quarter of your freshman year.
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