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Humboldt State students enjoy an extraordinary college experience, taking small classes taught by professors who know them by name. They live and learn in one of the world's most beautiful places—near ancient redwood forests, mountains and beaches. We are located 275 miles north of San Francisco in the town of Arcata, which is recognized as one of the West's best college towns.

Humboldt State is a public institution and part of the 23-campus California State University system. With full-time undergraduate tuition of just $7,210 annually, we're one of the best higher education values in the nation.

We have over 8,700 students and 566 faculty members. We offer a wide array of academic choices, with 51 majors and 12 graduate programs in three Colleges. Faculty members are among the top teachers and researchers in their fields. Programs in natural resources and sciences are nationally known, while visual and performing arts are also popular areas of study. Throughout the curriculum, students find a long-standing commitment to social and environmental responsibility.

 

Majors

  • Anthropology

  • Art

  • Biology

  • Botany

  • Business Administration

  • Chemistry

  • Child Development (Liberal Studies)

  • Child Development/Elementary Education (Liberal Studies)

  • Communication

  • Computer Science

  • Criminology & Justice Studies

  • Critical Race, Gender & Sexuality Studies (Interdisciplinary Studies)

  • Dance Studies (Interdisciplinary Studies)

  • Economics

  • English

  • Environmental Management & Protection

  • Environmental Resources Engineering

  • Environmental Science

  • Environmental Studies

  • Film

  • Fisheries Biology

  • Forestry

  • French & Francophone Studies

  • Geography

  • Geology

  • History

  • International Studies

  • Journalism

  • Kinesiology

  • Leadership Studies

  • Liberal Studies/Elementary Education

  • Mathematics

  • Music

  • Native American Studies

  • Oceanography

  • Philosophy

  • Physics

  • Political Science

  • Psychology

  • Rangeland Resource Science

  • Recreation Administration (Liberal Studies)

  • Religious Studies

  • Social Work

  • Sociology

  • Spanish

  • Theatre Arts

  • Wildlife

  • Zoology

Master's Programs

  • Applied Anthropology

  • Biology

  • Business Administration

  • Education

  • English

  • Environmental Systems

  • Kinesiology

  • Natural Resources

  • Psychology

  • Social Science – Environment & Community

  • Social Work

  • Sociology

Certificates of Study

  • Art Museum & Gallery Practices

  • Environmental & Natural Resources Planning

  • Environmental Education & Interpretation

  • Journalism

  • Natural Resources Policy & Administration

  • Wildland Fire Management

  • Women's Studies

Credentials

  • Elementary Education

  • Secondary Education

  • Educational Leadership

  • Specialist Credentials

Minors

  • American Indian Education

  • American Sign Language and Special Populations

  • Anthropology

  • Applied Mathematics

  • Applied Statistics

  • Appropriate Technology

  • Art History

  • Art Studio

  • Astronomy

  • Biology

  • Botany

  • Business Administration

  • Chemistry

  • Chinese Studies

  • Communication

  • Computer Science

  • Dance

  • Early Childhood Development

  • Ecological Restoration

  • Economics

  • English Literature

  • English Writing

  • Environmental & Natural Resources Planning

  • Environmental & Natural Resources Recreation

  • Environmental Education & Interpretation

  • Environmental Ethics

  • Environmental Policy

  • Ethnic American Literatures

  • Ethnic Studies

  • Family Studies

  • Film

  • Fire Ecology

  • Fisheries Biology

  • Forestry

  • French & Francophone Studies

  • Geography

  • Geology

  • Geospatial Analysis

  • German Studies

  • Health Education

  • History

  • Indigenous Peoples, Natural Resource Use & the Environment

  • Journalism

  • Kinesiology

  • Linguistics

  • Mathematics

  • Multicultural Queer Studies

  • Music

  • Native American Studies

  • Natural Resources

  • Oceanography

  • Philosophy

  • Physics

  • Political Science

  • Psychology

  • Rangeland Resource Science

  • Recreation Administration

  • Religious Studies

  • Scientific Diving

  • Social Advocacy

  • Sociology

  • Spanish

  • Teaching English as a Second Language

  • Theatre Arts

  • Tribal Leadership

  • Water Resource Policy

  • Watershed Management

  • Wildland Soil Science

  • Wildlife

  • Women's Studies

  • Zoology