College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences


Our offerings

The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences is comprised of six departments offering 10 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 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. They apply values, interdisciplinary knowledge and skills to provide creative and socially-responsible solutions for the future.

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