Majors & Programs
We offer a full range of majors. Our most popular disciplines include Art, Biology, Business Administration, Elementary Education, English, Kinesiology, Psychology and Wildlife. In all, we offer 49 undergraduate majors, 73 undergraduate minor degrees, 86 options/concentrations, 12 graduate programs, 14 credential programs and several certificates of study.
Undecided? Our diverse course offerings will give you the flexibility to explore your options and find the major that best fits your interests. See a complete listing of all our majors, minors, graduate programs and options.
Humboldt State’s 49 undergraduate majors are grouped into three main academic divisions or "colleges."
The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, for instance, is an intellectual and artistic community. Art, English, Music, Native American Studies and Sociology are just a few of the options within this college.
The College of Professional Studies helps develop professionals who are committed to helping individuals and communities realize their potential. Professional Studies is home to departments such as the School of Business, Child Development, Economics, Education and Health Care.
The College of Natural Resources & Sciences is an ideal fit for students interested in managing and preserving natural resources, or pursuing professional studies in the sciences. Biology, Forestry, Oceanography— these are just a few of the departments within this college.
Many colleges boast prestigious faculty members. While we’re proud of our accomplished professors, what truly sets Humboldt State apart from other universities is that our students actually know their professors.
Universities frequently focus on Masters and Ph.D. students, packing undergrads into lecture halls that resemble the Houston Astrodome. We take a better approach. We dedicate ourselves to mentoring you, the undergraduate student. Humboldt State is known for teachers who treat their students like family, including them in all kinds of experiments, lab research, and field work. At HSU, you won’t have to compete for your instructors’ attention.
HSU consistently ranks among the top regional colleges in publications, such as U.S. News & World Report, Money, Making a Difference College Guide, and Outside Magazine. The Princeton Review rates Humboldt State a Best Western College.
Forestry students learn to identify plants in the field.