Humboldt State University

Arcata, CA
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Humboldt State University Review

Arcata, CA, 1 Harpst Street
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Career Preparation B+
Students and Culture A-
Facilities A-
Activities and Groups A-
A-
Excellent

Humboldt State University is a medium sized, public, four-year university enrolling 8,790 students and offering 60 degrees in Arcata, CA.

Study Areas, Degree Popularity

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at Humboldt State University.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
1
Human and Social Sciences
488 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
American Indian/native American Studies
10
Anthropology
41
History
38
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies
43
Philosophy
13
Political Science
35
Psychology
119
27
Religion/religious Studies
13
Social Sciences
0
8
Social Work
56
48
Sociology
32
5
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
2
Education and Liberal Arts
410 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Art Studies
80
Education
7
English Language and Literature
47
6
French Language and Literature
5
German Language and Literature
0
Health and Physical Education/fitness
72
11
Liberal Arts
130
Rhetoric and Composition
0
Spanish Language and Literature
19
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
33
Technology Teacher Education/industrial Arts Teacher Education
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
3
Mathematics and Science
272 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Biology
115
15
Botany
16
Chemistry
15
Geography
14
Geology/earth Science
24
Mathematics
17
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
7
Physics
11
Zoology
38
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
4
Agriculture
212 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management
21
Forestry
40
Natural Resources Management and Policy
42
3
Range Science and Management
16
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
90
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
5
Engineering
161 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Environmental/environmental Health Engineering
56
Environmental Science
65
13
Environmental Studies
8
Natural Resources/conservation
19
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
6
Business
153 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Business Administration and Management
124
15
Economics
14
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
7
Art and Design
66 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts
35
1
Music
30
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
8
Communication and Media
46 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Journalism
46
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
9
Computer Technology
14 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer Science
14
Information Technology
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
10
Legal and Law
14 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Criminology
14
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
11
Healthcare
0 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Registered Nurse
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at Humboldt State University.

Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Anthropology
Education
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies
Social Work
*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
School Accreditation Information
This institution is accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission
Specialized institution accreditations:
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
*Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)
Alumni & Student Reviews
B+ Great
Career Preparation
What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?
Based on 5 Reviews
Alumni
Liberal Studies w? Business Minor, Class of 2000

I did not use the schools resource

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Natural resrouces Sciences, Class of 1975

close interaction with faculty, small class size in major courses, active internship and work study opportuntiies, robust aluni assn. outreach

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Studio Art, Class of 2009

Small class sizes and hands on emphasis in classes. Extensive field related job opportunities for students.

Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Students and Culture
What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?
Based on 5 Reviews
Alumni
Liberal Studies w? Business Minor, Class of 2000

Hippies, Loggers and kids avoiding the real world

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Natural resrouces Sciences, Class of 1975

more diverse every year thanks to outreach beyond local area, extremely motivated and dedicated to making the world a better place, engaged in outdoor activities

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 2010

Very liberal and progressive thinking. But very anti-government, anti franchise, anti corp thinking as well. Hippy and earthy.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Studio Art, Class of 2009

Liberal, environmental stewards, engaged learners

Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Facilities
What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.
Based on 5 Reviews
Alumni
Liberal Studies w? Business Minor, Class of 2000

Very nice for a State School. The facilities were and are very nice.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Natural resrouces Sciences, Class of 1975

for a smaller university, they are very good but as with all schools, budget never meets all needs, beautiful new dorms and a beautiful campus

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 2010

Mix of old and new. The school has expanded its sports programs and student housing since I've graduated. Some of the facilities are outdated, but provide a lot of aesthetic charm.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Studio Art, Class of 2009

Well maintained and cared for. Many are new or recently remodeled.

Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Activities and Groups
What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?
Based on 5 Reviews
Alumni
Liberal Studies w? Business Minor, Class of 2000

Pot smoking was by far the most popular

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Natural resrouces Sciences, Class of 1975

cross country track, surfing, backpacking, skiing

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 2010

About 1/2 the female population is non-heterosexual. There are a lot of support groups, classes and activities geared toward gender studies, deviant sexual behaviors, and educating against the hetero/homo normative perpetuated in society. Also, HSU has awesome Environmental Engineering classes/training. It's located in such a beautiful and special part of the world; on the coast line, backed up against the Red Wood Curtain, east of the Trinity Alps, north of the Lost Coast, and nestled along an intricate system of rivers that have been a part of indigenous life for centuries, as well as played an important role in our EPA failures.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Studio Art, Class of 2009

Science facilities: a world class oceanic research ship, wildlife care habitats and pens. Field work in redwood forests. Student-led campus governance, student body president works with university president on a regular basis.

Rated January 2016
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