Imagine your first year at Humboldt State:

You live near the Pacific Ocean, ancient coast redwoods—the world’s tallest trees—mountains, dunes, and marshes. These landscapes are home to several Tribal Nations and an array of ecosystems. You venture into the forest to study animals, identify ferns, and examine the soil. In class, you learn broad scientific perspectives and approaches to studying topics ranging from ecosystems to gene expression underlying disease.

Welcome to Among Giants, one of HSU’s learning communities. As a freshman majoring in the Biological Sciences (Biology, Botany, or Zoology) you’ll be eligible for this year-long program to learn biology by being a biologist. And you’ll build connections with students who are as passionate as you about life in all its diversity.  

As part of the program you will:

  • Join a community of first-year students who are engaged and excited about studying Biology, Botany, or Zoology.

  • Be automatically enrolled in the classes you need your first year, all of which count towards any degree at HSU.

  • Participate in Among Giants courses that will introduce you to the University, your major, and what it means to be a marine scientist.

  • Have the option to live on campus with other Among Giants students.

  • Participate in the Among Giants' Summer immersion to discover biodiversity in animals, plants, and microbes in the local environment.

  • Get to know the faculty, staff, HSU students, and other marine professionals in the community who will help you grow personally and academically.

  • Learn that solving the biggest social and environmental probelms require good science, critical thinking, a commitment to social justice, and effective communication.

Contact

amonggiants@humboldt.edu

(707) 826-5946