College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences
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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From left: CHABSS Dean's Pick - Bailey Aquila; CHABSS Staff Pick - Jason Andrade;
CHABSS Dean's Pick Honorable Mention - Tanya Loredo; and CHABSS Dean's & Staff Pick
Faculty/Staff Category - Marilyn Huerta.
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CHABSS Dean's Office is now accepting faculty nominations for the four CHABSS Dean's Awards: CHABSS Outstanding Student Award, CHABSS Community Service Champion, CHABSS Scholarship & Creative Works Champion, and CHABSS Inclusive Excellence Champion.
Get inspired and challenge yourself to reach the academic achievement of these 2019-2020 CHABSS Dean's Award Winners. Read more about their accomplishments.
2019-2020 CHABSS Dean's Outstanding Student
2019-2020 CHABSS Community Champions
2019-2020 CHABSS Champion for Scholarship and Creative Works
2019-2020 CHABSS Champion for Inclusive Excellence
CHABSS began an initiative where we’ve asked students to write in and tell us how their professors are “Going the Extra Mile” (GEM) for their students – it’s completely voluntary to write in. We then share the kudos with the professor and our social media audiences. In these difficult times, it’s nice to spread some positivity around and remind ourselves of the good. If you have a professor who's a GEM, please fill out our form and let us know!
Our communities have been feeling the anxiety and frustration of the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic for months. Now the nation is reminded once again of the national shame that our communities of color live with– the inescapable injustice, inequality, and violence that so many experience every day. Read more...
Making the Dean’s List and staying on it is not easy. It is an accomplishment to be proud of, especially when the average student is balancing school, work, kids, partner, and a myriad of competing priorities. To celebrate the exceptional commitment Dean’s Listers make to excelling in their studies, CHABSS hosts two Dean’s List Mixers during the academic year.
Finding your way in college can be daunting and a little scary. There's so much to know - not just in regards to your studies, but figuring out what campus resources are available to help you succeed. One resource that many students overlook is their professors. Who better to help navigate academia than an academic? Get to know them.