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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

Dean Gubkin

Dean Liora's First Semester Begins 

We began our fall semester welcoming students, faculty and staff back to campus. What a delight it was to participate in the new student convocation and experience the positive energy in the arena filled to capacity with incoming students, their families, and supporters!

Dean's Welcome Message


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November 28, 2022
Kim Pulvers was a doctoral student in clinical psychology at the University of Kansas in the early 2000s when she first encountered ...
Thumbnail: Quilting Is Therapy, Adventure for Communication Lecturer
November 17, 2022
It was the home that her parents had built, that she had li...
Thumbnail: Career Skills Class Helps Theater Students Find Their Path
November 10, 2022
Like most of the theater students at Cal State San Marcos, ...
Thumbnail: Filmmaker to Discuss Impact of Horror, Science Fiction Films
November 3, 2022
The seventh Arts & Lectures event of the fall semester feat...

CHABSS in the News




Krystal Alvarez-Hernandez, Samuel Witt, Gabriel Castellanos, Shelby Rossman
Student Spotlight
2022 CHABSS Dean's Award Winners
Award winners clockwise from top-left:

  • 2022 CSUSM President's Outstanding Graduate & CHABSS Dean's Outstanding Student
    Krystal Alvarez-Hernandez
    Psychological Science major
  • CHABSS Community Champion
    Samuel Witt
    Political Science major, History minor
  • CHABSS Champion for Inclusive Excellence
    Gabriel Castellanos
    Child & Adolescent Development major, Communication minor
  • CHABSS Champion for Scholarship & Creative Activities
    Shelby Rossman
    Art, Media, and Design major