Additional Resources

Student Petitions

Advising and Major Planning

4-Year Academic Plan

Challenge Exam for American Institutions requirement

As of Fall 2017, challenge exams to satisfy the American Institutions requirement are no longer offered. Students needing to satisfy both the U.S. and California government portions of the requirement may do so by successfully completing PSCI 110, PSCI 159, PSCI 410 (prerequisite required), or FOR 359. Students needing to satisfy only the California government portion of the requirement can do so by successfully completing a one-unit online course, PSCI 160.

American Political Science Association Style Manual

The Style Manual for Political Science

Guide to APSA Style Basics

Prelaw Advising

The Prelaw Advising website offers guidance resources for students that are thinking about applying for law school and pursuing other law related careers.

Award Information

Kalb-Haston Award
This $1,000 award and minimum $250 second-place award were established by David Kalb, a political science alumnus of Humboldt State University (’76), who served as president of Associated Students. Bruce Haston, a former political science professor at HSU for more than 25 years and a mentor of David Kalb’s while he was a student, also contributes to the award. It is presented each spring to a student who has demonstrated personal commitment and leadership by taking an active role in student government, particularly through the Office of Associated Students. Students who have shown leadership through other campus or community activities may also apply. Political science majors will be given special consideration. Contact the department office for details.

Annual Outstanding Student Awards
Humboldt State offers Annual Outstanding Student Awards. Learn about the categories and criteria for nominations by viewing here.

Internship and Fellowship Programs:

There are a number of internship opportunities at the local, state and federal level. Visit our internship section for a list of links to possible internship options.