|Humboldt State University Campus at night|
While living in Northern California, I had the most wonderful time attending Humboldt State University. As I mentioned before, I double majored in Marine Biology/Zoology with a minor in Wildlife Management. The University is located in one of the most beautiful parts of California amongst Redwoods several miles from the Pacific. It is not uncommon to hear of visits from wildlife to the campus. Such animals spotted on campus have been cougars, raccoons, opossums and I believe I heard at one time a black bear. For those individuals who want to attend a top notch university, especially majoring in the majors I studied, I would highly recommend this university. It has exceptional faculty and challenging curriculum that teaches undergraduate research that is important to add on your curriculum vitae. Below is some information I pulled off the HSU website regarding those departments that I was most affiliated with.
|My friend and wildlife major, Stacy Gustin, holding a baby goose.|
|Daughter Jennifer spending time at the marine lab|
Within the biology department, those who are interested in majoring in Marine Biology, the University has made the commitment to provide for state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories. It has its own Marine Lab and its own Research Vessel, the Coral Sea.
|Research Vessel - The Coral Sea|
HSU's unique setting, just minutes away from ocean, estuary and lagoon habitat, provides students with unlimited research opportunities. Programs in geology, fisheries, mariculture, biology and related sciences involve undergraduates in the kind of research that many universities reserve for master's and Ph.D. students.
Because students learn best by doing, Humboldt State's dedication to hands-on learning gives the students the skills and real-world experiences they need to succeed in life after college.
HSU is situated within a pristine natural environment has all the important ingredients for exceptional student achievement that makes graduates highly sought after for positions in governmental agencies, graduate schools and in the private sector. In addition, there are facilities, such as fish hatcheries, botanical conservatories, greenhouse and more.
Finally, HSU has 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 PhD. degrees in the sciences, mathematics and engineering.
HSU teaches what stewardship is all about.