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College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Combining a traditional liberal arts education with diverse hands-on research experiences, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences prepares students to be thoughtful and creative leaders who go on to thrive in professional careers and prestigious graduate programs.


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Led by Chicana and Chicano studies faculty, students in the Latinx Lab for Storytelling and Social Justice learn to create transformative knowledge through narrative storytelling.

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Through the Cal State DC Scholars program, students have the opportunity to study and intern in our nation’s capital. Many program alumni have turned their experiences into thriving careers in Washington, D.C.

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The Institute of Black Intellectual Innovation is a cross-campus and community-minded initiative that aims to advance the support and inclusion of Black people, culture, arts and history.

Why Choose the College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Our students graduate with an in-depth understanding of their chosen field and the core skills that are most attractive to prospective employers. They also are prepared for success in graduate school, law school and beyond.

With 19 departments, we provide a myriad of opportunities for students to get involved in high-impact programs, collaborative research projects with faculty and professional internships.


Social Justice Centered Curriculum

Our faculty integrate classroom instruction with community-based experiences, preparing students to be thoughtful leaders who advance social justice and enact change in their communities.

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Faculty-Student Collaboration

Students have opportunities to conduct and publish research alongside faculty experts who study a diverse range of topics, from true crime and popular culture to linguistics and oral histories.

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Future Teacher Preparation

Our programs prepare educators to earn teaching credentials in English, language arts, foreign languages, history and social sciences.

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Hands-on Professional Experience

Whether you’re interested in competing with our award-winning Moot Court team, developing leadership skills on the HSS Inter-Club Council or publishing your work in an academic journal, we provide opportunities for you to gain hands-on experience that will bolster your portfolio.

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With eight centers of excellence dedicated to public service and targeted research, CSUF’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences offers unique opportunities for student engagement in the community and collaborative faculty-student research.

Be a Part of the Solution

Your partnership with the College of Humanities and Social Sciences supports high-impact learning experiences, faculty research, and student-led research that impacts our local communities.

Your investment will support a new generation of community leaders, educators and innovators who are passionate about advancing society and strengthening communities by becoming leaders in their fields.

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