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College of
Humanities, Arts, Behavioral & Social Sciences

Understanding the World, Improving Your Community

The College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences (CHABSS) offers an exciting variety of degrees and programs that make up the core of a liberal arts education at CSUSM. Students in CHABSS courses master skills and technologies essential for professional success in a 21st century interdependent global society.

CHABSS Strategic Plan

The College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences is starting its new startegic planning process.

CHABSS Strategic Plan


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From Near Death to Earning Bachelor's
May 10, 2023


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Student Spotlight
2023 CHABSS Dean's Award Winners
Award winners clockwise from top-left:

  • 2023 CSUSM President's Outstanding Graduate & CHABSS Dean's Outstanding Student
    • Aidelen Montoya, Special Major in Museum Studies, Art, and Art History
  • CHABSS Community Champion
    • John Edwards, Social Sciences major
  • CHABSS Champion for Inclusive Excellence
    • Ilianna Ramirez, Psychological Science Major
    • One Reks, Sociology and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Major(s)
  • CHABSS Champion for Scholarship & Creative Activities
    • Kennedy Caudle, Environmental Studies Major
    • Mia Lorence, Environmental Studies Major
    • Jessica Kealty, Environmental Studies Major
    • Jasmine O'Hara, Environmental Studies Major