Research Labs and Special Facilities

If you you’re looking for hands-on research experience, you need the right tools. At Cal Poly Humboldt, you’ll find a surprising array of special facilities that are available for undergraduates to use. It’s not something you’ll find at most universities.

At the Ocean

We take full advantage of our location on California’s pristine North Coast. In nearby Trinidad, we have a fully-equipped marine lab, and just to the south in Eureka is the home port of our research vessel, the 90-foot RV Coral Sea. Each are used for undergraduate teaching, special projects and research.


Artistic Touches

Students studying art at Humboldt have access to large and well-equipped studio facilities. They include the largest metal-casting foundry on the West Coast, an 8,500-square foot ceramics facility, cutting-edge computer lab, photo labs, and extensive sculpture and painting studios.

Humboldt State is also the only California state university to offer an undergraduate certificate in Museum and Gallery Practices. There are four galleries on campus—three of which are dedicated to providing students with artist exhibition and gallery management experience. We also have a gallery off-campus in Eureka where students have hands-on opportunities.