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A Welcome from Dean Ilene Feinman:

Welcome! Bienvenidos!

Thank you for visiting our webpage for the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. Our mission shapes everything we do from the dean’s office work to the students we serve. We know ourselves as a community of learners and welcome opportunities to learn with you. We want to know your story, we want to know your aspirations, and we want to share with you a college community eager to support you on your way. If you are a non-student visitor to the page, we would love to show you around our programs and our faculty and students’ accomplishments. We would also welcome the opportunity to share our dreams with you. Please browse this site and get in touch if you would like a tour of any of our programs, or an opportunity to have coffee with the dean and learn more about the college as a whole and how you might connect with us!

-Dean Ilene Feinman

Browse CAHSS Departments and Degrees

CAHSS majors include Music, Cinematic Arts & Technology, Humanities & Communication, Visual & Public Art, Global Studies, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Psychology, Japanese Language & Culture and Spanish Language & Hispanic Cultures. In addition, we also offer 21 minors. We welcome you to explore all the CAHSS has to offer!

CAHSS Building 504: Finding Your Way

Our new CAHSS Building 504 is located on Divarty Street between the Joel & Dena Gambord Business & Information Technology Building and Beach Hall. Ground floor features classrooms, Dean's Suite, RND Amphitheater and VPA Art Gallery. Second Floor: language & cinematic arts specialized classrooms, and 4 of our 7 departments.

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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.

Latest News:

  • CAHSS Alumni Stories: Ready for the World

    First generation, CAHSS Global Studies alumna Merlyn Calderon Schultz becomes international diplomat. (Feature article from CSUMB Magazine, article by Sophia Huang McKenzie)

  • CSUMB Global Studies Major Receives Scholarship of Excellence Award

    SEASIDE, Ca., December 6, 2019 – CSUMB Global Studies major Palia Vang was recently recognized for her high academic achievements and exceptional service provided to auxiliary organizations on campus. Vang works in a variety of roles serving the Otter Student Union (OSU) and Student Housing & Residential Life where her positive and upbeat attitude has impacted thousands of visitors to campus.

  • CAHSS Fall 2019 Capstone Festival Schedule

    Join us as we celebrate the Fall Capstone Festival Thursday, December 19. Seniors will present their projects reflecting the synthesis of knowledge, skills, research, and abilities developed over the learning experience. Senior Capstone projects include performances, oral presentations, research presentations, and tabletop exhibits. We hope you'll join us!

  • VPA Gallery Opening & First Exhibit Dedicated to Life & Work of Alumna Roxana "Rocky" Keland

    The Visual and Public Art Gallery opened officially on October 11 following the dedication of the Skylight Mural by Professor Emerita Johanna Poethig. The mural was made possible in part by a generous donation from Roxana (Rocky) Ruth Earley Keland, a member of the first graduating class of the Visual and Public Art Department, and an unwavering supporter of VPA. She passed away March 3, 2019. Her husband, Bill, established the Roxana E. Keland Memorial Award for Visual & Public Art scholarship in her honor.

  • CSUMB Holds Ribbon Cutting for CAHSS 504

    SEASIDE, Ca., October 11, 2019 – California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) held a ribbon cutting ceremony today officially opening CSUMB’s newest building, CAHSS 504-the home of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.

  • Call for Student Public Art Proposals-Deadline is December 2

    A message from CAHSS Dean Ilene Feinman, Chair of the Student Art Committee and University Art Committee-Proposals for Student Art Accepted Now through December 2.

  • CAHSS Building 504: Finding Your Way

    The new CAHSS Building 504 is located on Divarty Street between the Joel & Dena Gambord Business & Information Technology Building and Beach Hall. From the main entrance on Divarty Street, the mural Skylight: Transmission of Knowledge/Windows to Justice leads into the two-story atrium, featuring the Visual & Public Art Gallery and the Suite of the Office of the Dean. The lobby opens out to a covered walkway to access classrooms and the three-tier amphitheater.

  • CSUMB’s Selena Velasquez Selected to Receive Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement

    CSUMB senior Selena Velasquez has been selected to receive the 2019 California State University (CSU) Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement, the CSU’s highest recognition of student achievement. Velasquez is one of 23 awardees, one from each campus in the CSU, who will be publicly recognized during a CSU Board of Trustees meeting during the fall.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

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