The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences empowers students to critically examine their place in the world: to imagine, communicate, collaborate, create, and transform. Our graduates are engaged global citizens who have studied a wide range of topics, such as art, communication, film, language, and psychology. Our students learn to apply values, interdisciplinary knowledge, and skills, equipping them to provide creative and socially responsible solutions for the future.
Please visit our Office of the Dean page for a welcome message from Dr. Juanita Cole, Dean.
The CAHSS Building is located on Divarty Street between the Business and Information Technology Building and Beach Hall. The ground floor features classrooms, the dean's suite, the RND amphitheater, and VPA art gallery. The second floor houses language and cinematic arts classrooms and most of our departments.
CAHSS students are dedicated to serving the community. Not only do they serve in the local Tri-County area, but also across the nation and the globe. Using the skills they have learned in the classroom — whether it be language, art, communications, psychology, or music — our accomplished students aim to make the world a better place.
Taylor Paige Prentiss, 2022 MRWMD Artist in Residence to Showcase Work
Congratulations to VPA student Taylor Paige Prentiss, the Monterey Regional Waste Management District Artist in Residence Fellow. Her art installation Home: the Things We Carry will be on display at the Last Chance Mercantile May 3-7, 9 am-4pm, with a special reception and artist meet and greet Thursday, May 5, 2-4 pm. Paige’s AIR art installation will feature sculptures that explore the idea of home.May 3, 2022
Sculpture by Dionicio Mendoza Honoring Victims of Crime Dedicated at Monterey County Superior Court
VPA Associate Professor of Sculpture, Installation, and Community Engaged Practice Dionicio Mendoza's sculpture in honor of victims of crime dedicated at the Monterey County Superior Courthouse in Salinas April 29.May 2, 2022
Congratulations Amaris Luis, 2022 Alumni Vision Award
Congratulations to Amaris Luis, Japanese Language and Culture major and Spanish Language and Hispanic Cultures minor, selected as the 2022 recipient of the Alumni Vision Award.May 2, 2022
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Building: CAHSS 504, 3050 Divarty Street
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