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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 strategic 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
2024 CHABSS Dean's Award Winners
Award winners clockwise from top-left:

2024 CHABSS Dean's Outstanding Student
Megan Hosfield, Sociology major

CHABSS Champion for Inclusive Excellence
Isaiah Chantaca, Social Sciences major

CHABSS Community Service Champion
Cheyenne Smith, Social Sciences major

CHABSS Champion for Scholarship & Creative Activities
Hugo Peralta-Ramirez, History major