College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences
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.
Our Black colleagues and students did not need this reminder. They live with this particular fear and anxiety every day. We must acknowledge their reality and participate in the structural change that must occur for real societal improvement to take place. Care and compassion are important, but it is more than that. Our active participation in change is required.
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.
Let CHABSS help you Understand the World and Improve Your Community.
CHABSS Dean's Outstanding Student
CHABSS Community Champions
CHABSS Champion for Scholarship and Creative Works
CHABSS Champion for Inclusive Excellence
Congratulations to all CHABSS Dean's Award Winners. Read more about their accomplishments.
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.
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.