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Majors - Minors Academic Program Advising

There are 49 baccalaureate degree majors within which are 86 options/concentrations. There are also 85 minors, 12 graduate programs, 21 credential programs including 16 single subject credentials, and several certificates of study. A complete listing is available in the current catalog, as well as detailed descriptions of each program and each course.

Online program directory

From the HSU Majors & Programs link at you can find 4-yr plans for most majors, as well as individual program/department sites and program requirements.

Major advising:

Faculty advisors are the experts in their major fields. Here are some reminders of the things your advisees need to know, and when they need to know them:

  • Freshmen
    • Remediation (see details in section that follows)
    • the correct sequencing of core courses and pre-requisites to major requirements
    • how to balance lower division all-university requirements with major core courses
    • how to use 4-year plans
    • how many hours to expect to study
    • what extracurricular activities are associated with the major—i.e. clubs, contests, etc.,
    • how and when to register,
    • familiarity with web resources.
  • Sophomores
    • opportunities for summer learning experiences
    • clarification and confirmation of major goals/choice of option within major
    • continue to balance general education and major requirements
    • strategies for academic success
  • Juniors and Seniors
    • Develop and approve major contract
    • Application for graduation
    • Careful review of official DARS report
    • Career or graduate school information
    • Referral to Career Center

Refer student to the Office of the Registrar for evaluator appointment to review official DARS report and check on all-university requirements (GE, GWPE, unit totals, etc.)

Advising Center
SBS 295 • 1 Harpst St., Arcata, CA 95521 • 707.826.5224 • Contact Us.