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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.

Let CHABSS help you Understand the World and Improve Your Community.

CHABSS Voices - February theme: Celebrating Black Excellence

Congratulations to our February contest winners!CHABSS Voices: Black Excellence contest winners

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.

View all of the Black Excellence entries

See all the monthly themes as well as rules and guidelines for CHABSS Voices.


 CHABSS now has a LinkedIn page - follow us!

 Call for Nominations: 2020-2021 CHABSS Dean's Awards 

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

Nasdira Romero
2019-2020 CHABSS Dean's Outstanding Student

Marissa and Makenzie
2019-2020 CHABSS Community Champions

Jessica Garcia
2019-2020 CHABSS Champion for Scholarship and Creative Works

Juan Duran
2019-2020 CHABSS Champion for Inclusive Excellence


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CHABSS in the News

CHABSS Professors who are GEMs

(Going the Extra Mile)

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!