The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences is an artistic, creative, and intellectual community. It is conceived as an equitable partnership of staff, faculty, and students devoted to teaching, learning, and creative endeavors. The many fields within the College provide the greatest breadth for service, creative engagement, and professional opportunity within a diverse and changing society.

A message from the Interim Dean,

Welcome to the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences. We are the proud home to students seeking majors and programs that allow them to create, communicate, explore social and cultural life, understand humanity’s relationship to the environment, tackle our most fundamental issues, and contribute to social change in our global community.

Our faculty are committed to hands-on and active learning that expands the classroom and contributes to students’ personal and professional development. Over the course of their study, our students engage with field, lab, and studio-based learning, service learning, internships, leadership development through regional and national conferences and competitions, research and creative partnerships with faculty, cultural immersion, and study abroad.

If you are a prospective student, please join us. We will benefit from the knowledge, skill, and passion you bring to our learning community. If you are a current student, please let us know how we can best continue to invest in your success. If you are an alumnus, please share your HSU story and consider partnering with us to continue to grow educational programs preparing students for the 21st-century world.

—Rosamel Benavides-Garb, Professor & Interim Dean

Un mensaje del Decano Interino,

Bienvenidos al Colegio de Artes, Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales. Es el hogar orgulloso de estudiantes que están en busca de carreras y programas que les permite crear, comunicar, explorar la vida social y cultural, entender a la humanidad y su relación con el medio ambiente, enfrentar nuestros problemas fundamentales, y contribuir al cambio social en nuestra comunidad global.

Nuestra facultad está comprometida al aprendizaje práctico y activo que expande horizontes en el aula y contribuye al desarrollo profesional y personal de los estudiantes. Sobre el curso de sus estudios, nuestros estudiantes se empeñarán en el aprendizaje de campo, laboratorio y estudio de aprendizaje, aprendizaje a través del trabajo de voluntariado, presentía, desarrollo de liderazgo a través de conferencias y competiciones regionales y nacionales, colaboraciones de investigación y creatividad con la facultad, inmersión cultural y estudios al extranjero.

Si eres un estudiante prospectivo, por favor únete a nosotros. Nos beneficiaremos de tu conocimiento, tus destrezas y la pasión que traes a nuestra comunidad de aprendizaje. Si eres un estudiante actual, por favor déjanos saber cómo podríamos mejor invertir en tu éxito. Si eres un ex-alumno, por favor comparte tu historia en HSU y considera asociarte con nosotros para continuar el desarrollo de programas educativos preparando a estudiantes para el mundo del siglo 21.

—Rosamel Benavides-Garb, Profesora & Decano Interino

Our programs and majors offer many unique opportunities to extend learning beyond the classroom: studios, laboratories, publications and more. Hands-on learning enriches the student, the university, and the community, tying academic study to real-world experiences.

Studying abroad is an exciting way to enhance your educational experience through exposure to different cultures, languages, and communities. Travel, explore, embrace new environments, while working on your degree.

Internships offer real-world work experience in a field or industry related to a student's major or career goals. Take advantage of these opportunities to improve your professional portfolio in preparation for your future career.

Our Partners

Redwood Writing Program
The RWP is a network of professionals collaborating to promote literacy skills that sustain life-long learning by providing research-based, teacher-centered professional development.

Redwood Jazz Alliance
The Redwood Jazz Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing jazz artists and music workshops to the North Coast. The RJA is supported by the local community and HSU.

First-year Learning Communities

Join one of our themed learning communities, and make the most of your first year at Humboldt State.

Global Humboldt
2020-21 Application is Open.

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 or program. This exclusive learning community will give you and a small cohort of other Global Humboldt students the chance to share a residence hall, explore your interests, fulfill a wide variety of general education (GE) courses, and participate in activities inside and outside of the classroom.

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Students for Violence Prevention
Transform culture and build community.
2020-21 Application is Open

Students for Violence Prevention is a themed learning community for incoming first-year students who want to create a culture of non-violence. It is for students who want to be part of a small community of other first-year students who take classes together, explore shared interests, and participate in special projects and activities alongside dedicated staff and faculty.

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