The Nation’s Only Ocean-going Undergraduate Research Vessel

Humboldt State offers the only undergraduate oceanography program in California.

We’re also the only program in the United States with both a fully equipped marine lab and a true oceanic research vessel (the 90-foot RV Coral Sea) dedicated primarily to undergraduate teaching and research.

Our unique setting provides us the immediate access to pristine ocean, estuary and lagoon habitats and provides students with unparalleled research opportunities. Our programs in oceanography, marine biology, marine fisheries, geology, wildlife and related sciences involve undergraduates in the kind of research that many universities reserve for master’s and Ph.D. students.

Learn more about the Coral Sea