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Psychology students present their research.

Neuroscience Lab

Excellence in teaching and research are hallmarks of the faculty in the Department of Psychology at Cal Poly Humboldt. Faculty members are drawn to the university by its stellar reputation for quality instruction, smaller classes, and excellent students, as well as the scenic beauty of a campus nestled between a redwood forest and the Pacific Ocean.




Mission Statement

The Cal Poly Humboldt Psychology department is dedicated to providing undergraduate and graduate students with the skills to scientifically and critically evaluate psychological processes. Our courses address the impact of culture and context on human functioning, fostering an appreciation for differences through research and applied experiences. We value and respect diversity as a strength and in this regard seek to attract and retain the best possible students, staff, and faculty. We prepare our students to apply their knowledge and skills from psychology to create a socially just and equitable society.


Psychology Programs

Did you know...

Humboldt students may take one class per semester through "CSU Fully Online" courses with advisor approval. There is no additional cost if you are enrolled at Humboldt. https://www.csufullyonline.com/

Hands-on Learning

Research Participation for Psychology

Students serve as participants in research studies, and may have opportunities to assist with faculty research and to present and publish with faculty members in the department.

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Empowering Students

CTL Faculty Stories: Sally Hang

Psych Talks HSU


Psych Talks - Dr. Matthew Callahan


Psych Talks - Jovonne Dempster, MSW