Cutting Edge Fire Science

Our students and faculty are among an elite group who research the science behind wild fires in our state-of-the art Fire Lab.

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The Nation’s Only Ocean-going Undergraduate Research Vessel

Humboldt State offers the only undergraduate oceanography program in California.

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Nation’s Largest Undergraduate Botany Program

Humboldt State’s Botany program is home to an expansive 11,500 square foot greenhouse with nearly 1,800 plant specimens, a 2,500 square foot research greenhouse and the largest vascular plant herbarium In the California State University system.

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The Schatz Energy Research Center: Changing the Way We Get and Use Energy

The Schatz Energy Research Center built the first hydrogen fuel cell car licensed to drive in the U.S. and more recently designed and built the first rural fueling facility in California’s Hydrogen Highway network.

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Leading Research into the World’s Tallest Trees

HSU’s Professor Stephen Sillett, the Kenneth L. Fisher Chair in Redwood Ecology, has rewritten the book on redwoods—the world’s tallest trees.

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Reasons to Attend HSU

  • Student performance. For example, our team of Wildlife students has entered the national quiz bowl competing against large research universities across the US the previous ten years and has won seven national championships.

  • Facilities with undergraduate access to marine laboratories, ocean-going research vessels, fish hatcheries, botanical conservatories, greenhouse and more.

  • Faculty mentoring with an emphasis on undergraduate research. HSU ranks first among all public masters universities in the western US in the proportion of our undergraduates who go on to successfully complete Ph.D. degrees in the sciences, mathematics and engineering.

  • Hands-on learning with many laboratory and field experiences.

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