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This first year student learning community for undeclared students is designed to support you and your interests, experiences and strengths to navigate, explore, create and grow in your own way as a Humboldt State University student.  

You know you hope to make a difference and first want to learn more about the world and what it needs from you. Choosing Humboldt State University means that you will meet many other students who want to do the same. Jumpstart your exploration and connection to other students by becoming part of Global Humboldt.

How to apply:

The program is limited to 25 students. To participate:

  1. Global Humboldt Application: Sign up for the Global Humboldt program using the application link above.

  2. Residential Life Application: Sign up for Global Humboldt themed housing through residential life. All Global Humboldt students will live on campus in the same residence hall. Complete your on-campus housing application at: humboldt.edu/housing/apply.

  3. Admission: Confirm your admission to HSU by logging in to humboldt.edu/myhumboldt, go to Student Center section and click the “accept/decline” link.

  4. Humboldt Orientation: Sign up for HOP for new freshman, and begin the first part of the program.

In this program you will:

  • Live in a themed housing for Global Humboldt students with opportunities for coordinated social activities and academic support tailored to your interests and needs.

  • Receive automatic enrollment in your first-year classes with other Global Humboldt students that are specifically chosen to explore what HSU has to offer, but also fulfill required general education to ensure timely progress towards graduation.

  • Gain support and guidance from undeclared advising as you navigate your first year at Humboldt State. Visit the undeclared advising page to learn more.

  • Gain support from your cohort of students, in addition to faculty and staff within in the Global Humboldt program.

  • Explore courses and topics in food, culture, place, native American studies, rural and urban economic development, art, and ocean-coastal environments, while also gaining skills in communication and writing. We will also help you find other courses to further explore your interests. Your first year courses can include:
    • Oceanography (OCN 109)
    • Nature, Culture & Food (AHSS 108)
    • Contemporary Topics in Econ (ECON 104)
    • Speech Communication (COMM 100)
    • Composition & Rhetoric (ENGL 102)
    • Human Geography (GEOG 105)
    • Indigenous People in US History (NAS 200)
    • Global Perspectives in Art (ART 100)

  • Explore the local area and the complex relationship between this beautiful place and the rest of the world.

  • Investigate academic major options and career opportunities to help you make more informed decisions both here at HSU and beyond.

  • Work with a RAMP mentor who will be available to provide 1-1 peer mentoring during your first year. Find out more at: humboldt.edu/ramp.

Who is this program for?

Global Humboldt is a themed learning community for undeclared students in their first year at HSU who are still navigating toward a choice of major. This exclusive program will give you and a small community of other Global Humboldt students the chance to share a residence hall, explore your interests, fulfill a wide variety of general education (GE) courses together, and participate in activities inside and outside of class.

The concept of “global” is used for a focus on connections between the local to global from an interdisciplinary perspective and the world of possibilities building on your passions and existing strengths for engagement and connection at HSU.

By becoming part of the Global Humboldt community, you also join a group of dedicated staff and faculty who will accompany Global Humboldt students on your journeys of exploration in the first year at HSU. Staff and faculty will help you to make the most of your first-year experience, to feel “at home” at Humboldt State University, to find meaningful ways to connect, and to create the college experience you are hoping for.

Program Courses:

Fall TermUnitsGE Requirement
AHSS 1083AREA E - LIFE-LONG LEARNING; DIVERSITY AND COMMON GROUND
COMM 1003AREA A - ORAL COMMUNICATION
ENGL 1023AREA A - WRITTEN COMMUNICATION
ECON 1043AREA D - LOWER DIVISION - SOCIAL SCIENCE
NAS 2003AMER. INSTITUTIONS; DIVERSITY AND COMMON GROUND
Spring TermUnitsGE Requirement
ENGL 1033AREA A - WRITTEN COMMUNICATION
OCN 1094AREA B - LOWER DIVISION - PHYSICAL SCIENCE
ART 1003AREA C - LOWER DIVISION - ART
GEOG 1053AREA D - LOWER DIVISION - SOCIAL SCIENCE
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Contact us! If you have any questions about Global Humboldt, please contact Lauren Lynch in the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences by phone at 707-826-4491, or by email at glohum@humboldt.edu.