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Colleges / California Polytechnic University, Humboldt

California Polytechnic University, Humboldt

Arcata, CA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate91%
Acceptance Rate91%

Cal Poly Humboldt Academics

California State Polytechnic University, Humboldt requires a minimum of 120 semester units to graduate with a bachelor's degree.

There is no accelarated degree program at Cal Poly Humboldt, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. Cal Poly Humboldt accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, Cal Poly Humboldt has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.

NOTE: Around 48% of students who start college at Cal Poly Humboldt complete all the credits required within six years.

Cal Poly Humboldt offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

Academic Options Yes No
Accelerated Degree Program X
Transfer Credits Accepted
AP Credit Accepted
IB Credits Accepted
Summer Classes Available
New Student Orientation

Reminder: Cal Poly Humboldt may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.

What Classes Are Required At Cal Poly Humboldt?

Cal Poly Humboldt has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.

Students are not required to fulfill a language requirement

Students do not have to take a computer class.

Course Required?
2nd Language No
Math true
Science true
Computer No

Reminder: Check with Cal Poly Humboldt directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.

Majors at Cal Poly Humboldt

When choosing a major, Cal Poly Humboldt students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Cal Poly Humboldt.

Student Designed Majors

Students must choose one of the majors offered by the college. Self-designed majors are not allowed.

Senior Projects

Cal Poly Humboldt does not require students to complete a senior project.

Double Majoring at Cal Poly Humboldt

Cal Poly Humboldt offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.

NOTE: Double majoring may mean taking more courses, but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to a graduate program.

Frequently Asked Questions About California State Polytechnic University, Humboldt

Does Cal Poly Humboldt Have Services For Students With Disabilities?

✅ Cal Poly Humboldt offers services for students with disabilities.

Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.

Does Cal Poly Humboldt Have An Online Program?

✅ Cal Poly Humboldt has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.

Does Cal Poly Humboldt Offer Credit for AP Classes?

✅ Cal Poly Humboldt offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does Cal Poly Humboldt Have An Honors Program?

❌ Cal Poly Humboldt does not offer an honors program or a Freshman Honor College.

Does Cal Poly Humboldt Require Internships?

❌ Cal Poly Humboldt does not require an internship for any students.

Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.

Additional Information About California State Polytechnic University, Humboldt

California State Polytechnic University, Humboldt Library

The main library on campus is the Cal Poly Humboldt Library and there are no other libraries on campus.

Dual Degree Programs at Cal Poly Humboldt

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time.

Cal Poly Humboldt does not have any dual degree programs available for students.


Does Cal Poly Humboldt have any ROTC programs?

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every school. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

Cal Poly Humboldt does not have any ROTC programs.

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Cal Poly Humboldt Majors & Subject Areas

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