General education classes are offered year-round at the Lyle Center. Skip the waitlists at other colleges and learn how sustainable design, social and physical and social sciences, engineering, and business and economics are united in our shared vision for a safe and healthy future for all.
Since 1994, the faculty, staff and students of the Lyle Center have remained committed to a future in which all people live with dignity in safe, healthy, and sustainable environments. We believe this future is best achieved through the development of ecological, social and economic systems that regenerate, enabling communities to provide for the future as well as the present. Located on 16 acres (6.5 ha) within the Cal Poly Pomona University campus, Our vision is for the Lyle Center to be recognized for its collective impact toward a sustainable future, convening diverse groups of students, academic experts, policy makers and community members committed to catalyzing pro-environmental change.
The Center is administered by the College of Environmental Design, and offers a Master of Science in regenerative studies as well as a minor program at the undergraduate level. Faculty are drawn from departments across campus, creating a unique interdisciplinary learning environment.
Lyle Center Earns Community Service Award
We are thrilled to announce that the Lyle Center is this year's recipient of the prestigious Community Service Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). The ASLA noted that the Lyle Center has been a force in facilitating community change, community education and community action since its construction on the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona campus in 1994. It was the lifeâs work of Cal Poly Pomona emeritus professor of landscape architecture, John T. Lyle, FASLA (1934-1998). Thousands of visitors tour the facility each year, learning about sustainable principles, and the center places students into communities to help organize and empower social and landscape change.
Planned Semester Course Offerings for Spring 2019
Semester conversion provides a field of opportunities at the Lyle Center for students interested in learning about sustainability and regenerative theories on 16 acres of living laboratory.
Check out the center's General Education course offerings for a learning experience off the beaten path, with the added bonues of doubling the value of up to 12 units that can be applied towards the Regenerative Studies Minor.