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.
Congratulations to CHABSS graduating students who earned Latin Honors.
Learn more about these students and view their graduate profiles and tributes
For Latin Honorees who were unable to attend the April 23 Celebration, you can pick up your honor cord from the CHABSS Dean's Office (SBSB 4115) M-F, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., up until May 19. Please bring your student ID. You can also pick up your cord at commencement check-in.
CSUSM Names Dean for CHABSS
Cal State San Marcos has announced the appointment of Dr. Liora Gubkin as the next dean of the College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences.
Dr. Gubkin will start in her position on July 11. She will take over from Dr. Elizabeth Matthews, who has served as interim dean since August 2019.
CHABSS Breaks Fundraising Record and Celebrates 10 Years
Congratulations to the 2022 CHABSS Dean's Award Winners!
Read more about their accomplishments
2022 CSUSM President's Outstanding Graduate & CHABSS Dean's Outstanding Student
Psychological Science major
CHABSS Community Champion
Political Science major, History minor
CHABSS Champion for Scholarship & Creative Activities
Art, Media, and Design major
CHABSS Champion for Inclusive Excellence
Child & Adolescent Development major, Communication minor
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!
Here for You
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.