The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences empowers students to critically examine their place in the world: to imagine, to communicate, to collaborate, to create, and to transform. Our graduates are engaged global citizens ready for the realities of the 21st century.
CAHSS majors include Music, Cinematic Arts & Technology, Visual & Public Art, Global Studies, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Psychology, Japanese Language & Culture and Spanish Language & Hispanic Cultures. In addition, we also offer 21 minors.
A gift to CAHSS supports our students through scholarships, internships, and enrichment opportunities including a variety of events through our wide range of arts and lectures programming.
The latest on college-wide activities and news including events and opportunities from our 7 departments/units: Cinematic Arts & Technology; School of Humanities & Communication; Music & Performing Arts; Psychology; School of Social, Behavioral & Global Studies; Visual & Public Art, and the School of World Languages & Cultures.
Erin Mansel, a Cinematic Arts and Technology major, was named the 2019 winner of the $2,000 scholarship in the Monterey County Film Commission’s Director Emeritus Richard Tyler Film Student Scholarship Award Program. Her framed award certificate and check were presented at an event at the Club at Pasadera on May 15. Mansel is originally from Los Angeles, and has worked as the producer of eight student films.
Congratulations to Adolfo Gonzalez, Spanish Language and Hispanic Cultures Major, who recently received the Service Learning Award for his extraordinary service to the Salinas Adult School as part of his CSUMB Service Learning experience.
Nicholas McCullough, Japanese Language and Culture major, was recently accepted to a unique one-year language program, Inter University Center for Japanese Language Studies in Japan with two scholarships.
Congratulations to Humanities & Communications graduates Ilene Gomez and Shirley Ramos, CSUMB Outstanding Future Alumni.
Raul Lopez shares his experience as a first-generation college graduate, while working full-time and a father of three.
Congratulations to HCOM Major and PSY Minor Erika Perez Montes, who will go on to pursue a Ph.D. in Communication at the University of Maryland, College Park.
Mufaro Madzingira, a 2018 Global Studies major, was recently offered a prestigious internship at the United Nations beginning at the end of May. Her internship has a focus of writing and research and wrote to her instructors Dr. Richard Harris and Dr. Ajit Abraham to share the good news. She also noted that she was able to share her senior capstone essay during the interview process.
Dr. John E. "Buck" Banks, Director of the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Center (UROC), recently announced that Dr. Kelly Medina-Lopez, Assistant Professor, School of Humanities & Communication in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, has been named ther ecipient of the UROC Mentor of the Year Award. She will be honored at the UROC Year-End Celebration on May 10.