College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences


Our offerings

The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences is comprised of six departments offering 11 undergraduate degrees and 20 minors in a supportive, beneficial environment. CAHSS students secure a long-lasting, well-rounded, broad-based humanities education preparing them for taking on the leadership needs of a diverse, inclusive society. 

Whether it’s seeking the intercultural communication and diplomatic credentials needed to work for the U.S. Department of State as a cultural ambassador, or co-creating the next Oscar-winning film, Monterey Bay students achieve their professional dreams with the support of their artistic mentors.

Our mission

 The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences offers a liberal arts education that fosters critical thinking, creativity, communication, social responsibility, intercultural competence, and lifelong learning. We advance knowledge of the human experience and empower students to thrive in a complex world.   

For more information, please visit our Strategic Plan page.

Our fields of study include:  

Cinematic Arts and Technology

Humanities and Communication

Performing and Visual Arts


Social Sciences and Global Studies

World Languages and Cultures