Learning to make a difference is a core value at Humboldt State University, and service learning, civic engagement, and social responsibility are incorporated into many of our courses. We also strongly endorse diversity in its many facets, and strive to reflect it in our academic and employment policies and practices.
You’ll find HSU students are action-minded, self-reliant, adventuresome, and creative. They thrive on countless opportunities for hands-on research, a rarity in undergraduate training. Students here learn by doing as well as studying.
Humboldt State is dedicated across the spectrum of majors to encounters with real life. Our undergraduates publish their findings in award-winning student publications, get hands-on experience in our highly respected Child Development Lab, and debate in one of the best forensics programs in Northern California.
Humboldt State gives its students the distinct advantage of both academic learning and direct experience—a big head start in today’s competitive job market. Equipped with both a degree and practical training, Humboldt State graduates springboard into the 21st century’s high-tech, highly competitive global economy.