a group of journalism students in a room with computers - view from above
art student and teacher with paintings in the background
debate student speaking in front of a projector
students playing steel drums
Student in a dance pose sitting on the ground
theater producer in from of a large screen with computer equipment and headphones on
religious studies students sitting in a circle in front of founders hall
photo of student in front of native sashes
anthropology student measuring a large bone
exchange students in a classroom in Oaxaca, Mexico
a group of students posing for a theater shot
environment & community students sitting in a class in a circle

The College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences (CAHSS) is an artistic, creative, and intellectual community. It is an equitable partnership of staff, faculty, and students who are devoted to teaching, learning, and collaboration. The many fields within CAHSS provide the greatest breadth for service-learning, creative engagement, and professional opportunity within a diverse and changing society.

  Alumni Updates

Our grads are doing great things.


Mark Castro, Anthropology, 2010
Submitted: December 13, 2022
Castro ('10, Anthropology) is a Co-Director of the Cultural Resources Facility at Cal Poly Humboldt and has been with the organization for 5 years. Castro has a holistic work experience through his time with multiple agencies including the BLM working on museum collections and archaeological...

Jay Earl Peterson, Psychology, 1972
Submitted: November 30, 2022
Jay Peterson has been retired for twenty years now and is loving it. He spends most of his time reading and hopes to get more active again once his hips heal and his spinal injuries get better. For the most part, he's been touring the USA on his Gold Wing motorcycle and enjoying his time with...

Barbara Klessig, Anthropology, 2007
Submitted: October 29, 2022
Barbara Klessig ('07, Anthropology, '13, M.A. Social Science) worked with Solano Archaeological Services and is currently a lecturer at Cal Poly Humboldt and an Archaeology Research Assistant with the Cultural Resource Facility (CRF). During her undergrad, she specialized in Archaeology, and...

Brandon Chapin, Politics, 2010
Submitted: August 31, 2022
Brandon Chapin ('10, Politics) was appointed as Legislative and Policy Advisor at the Delta Stewardship Council by Governor Newsom on July 1, 2022. He is responsible for maintaining the Council’s relationship with the State legislature and working on other special projects related to the...

George FitzGerald, Geology, 1968
Submitted: August 23, 2022
As the first geology graduate of Humboldt State in 1968, George FitzGerald went to work as an underground mine geologist in Grants, New Mexico. Using investigative skills taught by my Humboldt professors, he directed the quality-based safe extraction of uranium ore for over 15 years.  Great...