The mission of the Economics Program at Humboldt State University is to advance the understanding of economic processes and their relationship to social, political, and cultural institutions. In the liberal arts tradition, our Program places an emphasis on learning, critical thinking, and the development of the whole individual within the context of a rapidly changing world. We strive to advance an understanding and respect for the broad diversity of ideas and values that are inherent to the human condition. We are committed to serving students, the University, the community, and the State of California.
The Economics Department at Humboldt State University has designed the Major and Minor pathways in Economics to provide a high-quality experience tailored to the passion of each student. The goal of an economics education at Humboldt State is not focused solely on training traditional economists, though that is an excellent use of the skills learned at this program, but rather takes on a holistic approach.