Our Program

In Humboldt State's Biological Sciences Department you can choose a major or minor in Botany, Zoology or Biology. Furthermore, students who major in Biology elect to specialize in one of seven emphases: Cellular & Molecular Biology, Environmental Biology, Ecology & Biodiversity, General Biology, Life Science Teacher Preparation, Marine Biology, or Microbiology.

HSU Catalog for 2019/20

Program Fact Sheet

Campus-wide Course Rotations

*See Biological Sciences (includes Biology, Botany, and Zoology)

***ALL STUDENTS NEED TO READ THIS DOCUMENT*** CHANGES TO THE BIOLOGY, BOTANY, & ZOOLOGY MAJORS AND THE BIOLOGY MINOR REQUIREMENTS that will be Starting in the Fall 2019 Semester and How These Changes Will Affect You!


Biology

Comparison of the Current (2018-2019 and earlier catalog years) and Revised Biology Major & Biology Minor Curricula (beginning fall 2019)


Major Academic Plans (MAPs)


Student Learning Outcomes for the Biology Program

In Biology, you can choose one of six concentrations for your major. You will take a core of basic courses and then a set of advanced courses appropriate to your concentration. Learn more »

Botany

Comparison of the Current (2018-2019 and earlier catalog years) and Revised Botany Major Curricula (beginning fall 2019)

Major Academic Plans (MAPs)

Student Learning Outcomes for the Botany Program

If you major in Botany you will learn and appreciate the biological processes unique to plant life. Learn more »

Zoology

Comparison of the Current (2018-2019 and earlier catalog years) and Revised Zoology Major Curricula (beginning fall 2019)

Major Academic Plans (MAPs)

Student Learning Outcomes for the Zoology Program

As a Zoology major you will take courses in physiology, ecology, anatomy, and classification of animal groups, with many opportunities for field as well as laboratory study. Learn more »

Pre-Professional Health Programs

If you choose one of our pre-professional health programs, in either pre-medical, pre-dental, or pre-veterinary, you will receive a core education based in biology, chemistry, physics, zoology, and mathematics. Learn more »

Graduate Program


Student Learning Outcomes for the Graduate Program

Graduate students in the Master of Science program in the Biological Sciences at Humboldt State can choose to pursue investigations with an emphasis in the laboratory, forests, marine habitats, or a variety of other settings.

Instructional Use of Organisms Policy