Your Courses at Cal Poly Humboldt

A huge advantage to being in Klamath Connection is our clear course enrollment process. Students who are eligible for the program are guided to enroll in particular sections of courses. This takes the guesswork out of which courses to add, places you on the most efficient path to earning your degree in 4 years, and ensures there is always a familiar face in your courses. These classes satisfy major and general education (GE) requirements, meaning that if you decide to change your major they will still count towards a different degree.

All first time STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) students at Humboldt take a course called Science 100: Becoming a STEM  Professional in the 21st Century. This is a general education (GE) course fulfilling the Lifelong Learning requirement that is designed to introduce you to your major, Humboldt, and what it means to be a scientist. This course has activities and assignments designed to support you as a new Humboldt science student. For example, you'll learn effective study skills and use a variety of campus resources that will help you thrive socially and academically. This course is required to participate in Klamath Connection.

Fall Semester

For Environmental Science & Management, Forestry, and Wildlife majors:
  • General Botany (BOT 105)
  • Oral Communication (COMM 100) or Written Communication (ENGL 102 or 104)
  • Science 100: Becoming a Scientist in the 21st Century (SCI 100)
  • Mathematics (MATH)*
For Fisheries Biology majors:
  • Oral Communication (COMM 100) or Written Communication (ENGL 102 or 104)
  • Fish Conservation & Management (FISH 260)
  • Science 100: Becoming a Scientist in the 21st Century (SCI 100)
  • Mathematics (MATH)*
For Environmental Resource Engineering majors:
  • General Chemistry (CHEM 109)
  • Written Communication (ENGL 102 or 104)
  • Introduction to Environmental Resources Engineering (ENGR 115)
  • ENGR 280 (SCI 100)
  • Mathematics (MATH)*


Spring Semester

Similarly, we’ll enroll you in program-specific courses in the spring. This time we’ll leave some room - giving you the opportunity to choose the rest of your classes with the help of an Academic Advisor. You will also take a Native American Studies course on knowledges, cultures, and belief systems. This course will help you connect western science with Indigenous cultures, values, and environmental knowledges.


*We will work with you to place you in a math course appropriate to your skill level.