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Global Humboldt

An interdisciplinary introduction to the world of college

Global Humboldt is a learning community for first-year students who have not yet decided on a major. It is designed to support you and your interests, experiences and strengths as you explore, create, and grow in your own way as a Cal Poly Humboldt student.

If you hope to make a difference, but first want to learn more about the world and what it needs from you, Global Humboldt is the perfect place to start. Join other Cal Poly Humboldt students who feel the same; jumpstart your academic and social life by becoming part of Global Humboldt.

Global Humboldt is for any first year students who are undeclared. 

At Humboldt, we learn in and from the environment around us.

Get Your Hands Dirty

The North Coast provides a unique learning lab for students — connecting their education to practical experiences that can’t be found elsewhere.

Where Art and Science Meet

Our academic programs’ interdisciplinary design expands the opportunities for complex and critical thinking.

Where we are Committed to a Sustainable World

We strive for societal and economic improvement, demonstrated in our personal passions and the professions that we pursue.

The Specialized Experiences that Make up Global Humboldt 

You can choose to live in housing reserved for Global Humboldt students and enjoy opportunities for coordinated social activities and academic support tailored to your interests and needs.

You will benefit from support and guidance from advisors assigned to work with undeclared first-year students at Cal Poly Humboldt.

You will be part of a supportive cohort of students and build relationships with the program’s faculty and staff.

You will study food, culture, Native American studies, rural and urban economic development, art, and ocean-coastal environments, developing your communication and writing skills at the same time. We will also help you find other courses to further explore your interests. 

You will explore the local area and the complex relationship between this beautiful place and the rest of the world.

You will investigate academic major options and career opportunities to help you make more informed decisions both here at Humboldt and beyond.

You will work with a RAMP mentor who will be available to provide 1-on-1 peer mentoring. 

Global Humboldt Student at Ropes CourseGlobal Humboldt Student in Old Town Eureka

Guided Enrollment

As part of guided enrollment, PBLC students have the opportunity to enroll into a deliberate selection of courses based on their PBLC. Guided Enrollment alleviates the pressure of finding spaces in courses and will set students on the best path to graduation.

Fall Courses for Global Humboldt

Students in Global Humboldt will have the opportunity to enroll in:

  • AHSS 180 (Selected Topics in Arts and Humanities: Global Humboldt)
  • FREN 100 (Enlightenment and Post-Colonialism)
  • GEOG 105 (Human Geography)
  • COMM 100 (Fundamentals of Speech)
  • ENGL 102 or ENGL 104 (Composition and Rhetoric)

These courses are selected in collaboration with the Global Humboldt faculty team and are relevant to Global Humboldt specific programming.

Spring Courses for Global Humboldt

The courses students enroll in for spring semester will depend on what students enrolled in for fall semester. Students in Global Humboldt will have the opportunity to enroll in:

  • AHSS 180 (Selected Topics in Arts and Humanities: Global Humboldt)
  • NAS 104 (Introduction to Native American Studies)

Students will work with their advisor to fill out the rest of their spring schedule.

Meet the Faculty Coordinator

Joseph Diémé
(707) 826-5946

Joseph Diémé