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College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral and 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.

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Mentor with students in the Career Network
CHABSS Career Network aims to enhance our students' career readiness by connecting them with mentors consisting of regional professionals, alumni, business, non-profit and community leaders.


CHABSS’ Global Commitment Committee Rolls Out the Global Competency Certificate

Most students come to college to open their minds to different ideas, people, values, and experiences with the desire to one day make a change in the world or to just understand the world better. To this end, CHABSS Global Commitment Committee (GCC) aims to provide students a critical view of the world and an opportunity to learn and engage in relevant global issues. READ MORE

Students pinpointing parts of the world they have visited or lived on a map of the Earth.


CSUniverse has released a new video edition that features CSUSM's Professor and Chair of Art, Media, & Design, Judit Hersko. Watch the video to see Professor Hersko discuss how she prepares her students for success.

refugee family
To prevent the deportation of White Russian refugees during the Great Depression, refugee advocates and policy makers deliberately recast them as undocumented immigrants, argues historian Deborah Kang...
Student dancers
Karen Schaffman, Ph.D., Professor and Program Director for Dance Studies at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM), teaches Performance Lab which provides students an opportunity to develop...
Vincent Whipple
Walk the campus of California State University, San Bernardino and you'll see the name of a 19th century Native American leader who fought off genocide against his tribe...


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