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A Message from Interim Dean Andrew Drummond:

Dear CAHSS Community,

As we embark upon a new academic year, enveloped already in pains that flow from public health and social justice crises, I am reminded that our mission in CAHSS calls us together to imagine, to communicate, to collaborate, to create, and to transform, inside and outside of our college. With these words in mind, I want to share a simple commitment to you. Whether you are faculty, student, or staff, new to our college or returning, we value you as a human being and recognize your immeasurable worth to this community. We share a commitment to sustain you as part of CAHSS, and to not only hear your voice, but to amplify it. And we will do so intentionally, seeking ways of doing and being that demonstrate this basic commitment to you.

Let us seek to collaborate in transforming this institution in ways that are more socially just; let us work to imagine this community in ways that challenge our college to be this change every day in the actions we take, and not just in the thoughts we convey. Let us communicate these shared values in order to create a more socially just CAHSS and CSUMB. Welcome. We need you here.

In service of this CAHSS community,

Andrew Drummond, Ph.D.

Interim Dean, CAHSS

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.

CAHSS Basic Needs Fund for Students

We have stablished a CAHSS Basic Needs Fund that would help support CAHSS students in need with small monetary awards that may make it easier to remain connected to the transformational experiences that are the hallmark of a CSUMB and CAHSS education.

Latest News:

  • Alumni Stories: Two HCOM alumni join the Community Foundation for Monterey County

    CSUMB HCOM alumni Adriana Melgoza and Patricia Cruz have joined the Community Foundation for Monterey County. The foundation has economically supported the county for over 75 years, and in 2020, it granted a record $27 million to the community.

  • Bob Danziger teams up with CSUMB and others to celebrate Bach

    Longtime CAHSS supporter and namesake behind the RND Amphitheater at CAHSS 504 Robert Danziger enlists OLLI Director Michelle Crompton and MPA Chair Jeff Jones for a free, live-streamed show of recorded concert music, talks and stories, film and sound clips, and art images in celebration of the Brandenburg Concerto 300th Anniversary - and the Golden Record.

  • SBGS Launches CSUMB OtterPod March 1

    The School of Social, Behavioral, and Global Studies is proud to announce the launch of the OtterPod by Assistant Professor of Global Studies Sara Salazar Hughes. The OtterPod is a social science and public humanities podcast by CSUMB undergraduates that focuses on issues of social, racial, and environmental studies.

  • CAHSS 504 Earns LEED Platinum Award

    CSU Monterey Bay’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS 504) building has achieved LEED Platinum, the highest certification awarded by the nonprofit U.S. Green Building Council.

  • CAHSS Faculty and Alumni Featured in CSUMB's Monterey Bay Magazine

    CAHSS is pleased to share links to a number of articles featuring our faculty and alumni. The full Monterey Bag Magazine listed as Fall/Winter 2020 Campus Living During COVID-19 is available online now.

  • CAHSS Faculty Present on MAESTROs Project-ESCALA Retreat

    The College of Education's MAESTROs Project invited SBGS Associate Professor Rebecca Bales and PSY Professor Jennifer Fletcher to the ESCALA Summer Retreat. Their culminating work will be presented in February as part of the CoE's Equity in teaching and learning faculty presentations.

  • CAHSS Announces Basic Needs Fund

    The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences is establishing a CAHSS Basic Needs Fund that would help support CAHSS students in need with small monetary awards that may make it easier to remain connected to the transformational experiences that are the hallmark of a CSUMB and CAHSS education. Basic needs, which include support around hunger, shelter, clothing, hygiene, and safe and consistent access to an internet signal, are real and pervasive struggles for many of our students on campus. We want to help.

Commencement 2020

In celebration of CAHSS graduates for Fall 2019, Spring 2020, and Summer 2020, we invite you to flip through the yearbook slides compiled by the Commencement Committee, and on behalf of all of us here in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, CONGRATULATIONS!

Please visit the Commencement page for a celebratory video beginning Saturday, May 16, at Noon.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

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