Humboldt State University (HSU)

Arcata, CA

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Most Popular Majors

All Majors & Degrees

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Major Bachelors Masters
Environmental Science
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management
Natural Resources/Conservation
Other Natural Resources Management and Policy
Range Science and Management
Wildlands, Fish and Wildlife Management and Science

Arts & Humanities

Major Bachelors Masters
Art/Art Studies
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts
English Language and Literature
General Music
German Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Religion/Religious Studies
Rhetoric and Composition
Spanish Language and Literature


Major Bachelors Masters
Business Administration and Management

Communication & Media

Major Bachelors Masters


Major Bachelors Masters
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education


Major Bachelors Masters
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering

Fitness, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Major Bachelors Masters
Health and Physical Education

Interdisciplinary Studies

Major Bachelors Masters
Other Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies

Life Science

Major Bachelors Masters
Biology/Biological Sciences
Botany/Plant Biology
General Zoology/Animal Biology

Mathematics and Statistics

Major Bachelors Masters

Natural Sciences

Major Bachelors Masters
Geology/Earth Science
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical

Social Sciences

Major Bachelors Masters
American Indian/Native American Studies
Political Science and Government
Social Sciences

Social Work

Major Bachelors Masters
Social Work


Major Bachelors Masters
Computer Science
Information Technology

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HSU Academic Details

Academic Calendar Semester
Average Freshman GPA 2.80
Retention Rate 73%
Carnegie Class Master's Colleges and Universities (medium programs)
Orientation Month(s) Orientation for new students held in June, July, and August.

Specialty Study Options

  • Double Majors
  • Independent Study
  • Honors Program
  • Internships
  • Certificate Programs

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Veterinary
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Pre-Dentistry
  • Pre-Optometry

Class Sizes at Humboldt State University

  • Fewer than 20 Students: 37%
  • 50 - 100 Students: 8%
  • 20 - 49 Students: 51%
  • 100+ Students: 3%
Fewer than 20 Students 37%
50 - 100 Students 8%
20 - 49 Students 51%
100+ Students 3%

Faculty Ethnic Diversity

  • Caucasian: 81
  • Unknown and Other: 8
  • Latino: 4
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 3
  • Asian: 3
  • African American: 1
Caucasian 81
Unknown and Other 8
Latino 4
American Indian or Alaska native 3
Asian 3
African American 1

Faculty at Humboldt State University

Total Faculty 531
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 22
Full-Time Professors 873
Male Faculty 261
Part-Time Professors 333
Women Faculty 270

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