New Programs Coming Fall 2023

New Programs Coming Fall 2023

Engineering, Technology, Applied Science, and Science

The new polytechnic programs are highly interdisciplinary and meet the needs of our rural communities, with particular emphasis on underserved populations. They align with the state of California’s goals in areas related to climate resilience and wildfire mitigation, and create access to impacted degree programs in the CSU system that correlate with huge workforce gains. A large emphasis will be placed on authentic engagement and collaboration with tribal/Indigenous communities to leverage their expertise and community practices.

Photos of students from various learning communities

Applied Fire Science & Management


Wildfires are growing more destructive and dangerous every year. This program explores the science and management of fire from a multidisciplinary angle, incorporating indigenous knowledge and the best modern practices for our changing climate and growing world.

Cannabis Studies


Cannabis studies is an inherently interdisciplinary practice, involving social, legal, cultural, and environmental influences and impacts. Exploring the implications of cannabis on our contemporary society is the key to a sustainable and equitable future.

Data Science


Develop and practice skills in synthesizing knowledge and applying contemporary statistics, data analysis, and computational science methods to solve social and environmental problems.

Energy Systems Engineering


Learn how to design and implement sustainable energy systems that help combat climate change.

Engineering & Community Practice


Engineering & Community Practice is designed to develop future engineering leaders who will sustain, restore, and protect our natural resources and the environment.

Geospatial Science & Technology


Geospatial information and methods are key to solving climate change, poverty, hunger, social injustice, and providing safe and healthy places for everyone to live.

Marine Biology


Utilizing the living laboratory of the Pacific Ocean and North Coast is one of the huge advantages of the Cal Poly Humboldt Marine Biology degree. You’ll get real-world experience on and in the ocean, beaches, and other marine habitats.

Mechanical Engineering


Mechanical Engineers design diverse systems, processes, and devices that help improve the health, happiness, and safety of our everyday lives.

Software Engineering


Learn to identify and solve complex modern problems through software systems with a focus on sustainability, equity, and justice.