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College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHASS)

  • 40%

    Of CSU-Pueblo bachelor’s degrees awarded from CHASS majors

  • $162K

    Title IV-E Child Welfare stipends for Social Work students since 2017

  • 25K

    Community volunteer hours by social work students in 2017

  • 67%

    Of CSU-Pueblo general education courses are in CHASS

  • 355

    Credits CHASS students earned in internships in 2017-2018

  • 23k

    Internship hours clocked by CHASS students in 2017-2018

  • 1,350

    Unpaid internship hours by mass comm students in spring 2018

  • 880

    Unpaid work hours by poli sci legislative interns in spring 2018

  • 36%

    Of all majors at CSU-Pueblo are housed in CHASS

  • 48%

    Of all minors at CSU-Pueblo are housed in CHASS

  • 258

    REV 89 live remote hours in 2017-2018

About Us

CHASS offers major programs of study in ArtEnglishWorld LanguagesHistoryMass CommunicationsMusicPolitical SciencePsychology, Social Science, Social Work, and Sociology, along with minors in other disciplines. CHASS provides hands-on opportunities for students to be actively involved in their field before completing their degree. The Colleges at CSU-Pueblo offer curricula that allow students the chance to gain the kind of experience and expertise necessary to be recognized by future employers and graduate programs.

Mission

The mission of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences is to help students develop critical thinking skills, aesthetic awareness, and ethical perspectives, to provide them with the tools and expertise necessary to function as responsible citizens and professionals and to engage in intellectual and artistic pursuits. 

In accordance with this, faculty members are committed to high quality teaching, theoretical and applied research, scholarship, creativity, to effective service to the university, the profession, and the region, and to innovative use of technology in these endeavors. The college strives to be a community of learners, teachers, and scholars responsive to the challenge of a diverse society, a vulnerable environment, and an increasingly technological and interdependent world.

Message from the Dean

I am pleased to know that you are interested in what Colorado State University-Pueblo can contribute to your future, and I look forward to congratulating you on your admission!

Our university provides an exciting learning environment that is growing fast because of students like you. Our expanded academic offerings, new campus facilities, vibrant student life, various athletics, and professors and staff will contribute to your success. CSU-Pueblo is an exciting place to live and learn.

Our college offers degrees in Art, Music, Mass Communications, English, Foreign Languages, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology/Criminology, and Social Work, along with various minors. If you need information about any of our programs or help getting advised for classes—even if you are undecided about your major—do not hesitate to contact me or my staff. We will be glad to assign an advisor or department chair to help. You can also visit our web site, which has links to all the academic programs we offer.

As a community of teachers and learners, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences is here for you. We are committed to an education that fosters excellence in communication, critical thinking, aesthetic awareness, personal ethics, and life-long learning. Our students learn the skills to be leaders, responsible citizens and successful professionals. We value and champion the diversity of people, ideas, and experiences that contribute so much to our interconnected worlds.

We look forward to welcoming you to our community.

William Folkestad, Dean
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

 

News & Announcements

Colorado State University to Host a Two-Day Cyber Security Workshop

Colorado State University-Pueblo, a U.S. National Security Agency-Center of Academic Excellence (NSA-CAE) designated institution, will conduct, Emergent Threats in Cyber Security, a two-day workshop, February 28-March 1,...

CSU-Pueblo Students to Benefit from Approval of $550,000 in OER State Grant Funding

Colorado State University-Pueblo students will benefit from one of 20 proposals recently approved by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education that will provide nearly $550,000 in funding for higher education Open...

CSU-Pueblo CIS CyberWolves Continue National Cyber Security Performance Rankings

For the third straight season, nationally ranked CSU-Pueblo CyberWolves continued their “howling success” in the Fall National Cyber League (NCL) cybersecurity games by once again placing among the top 10...

Campus Events

  • Feb 20

    12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

    With support from the Center for Teaching and Learning, The Office of the President is proud to announce a new, FREE, important professional development opportunity for ALL CSU-Pueblo employees! Join us for 8 Wednesdays...

  • Feb 21

    11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

    Attention all students~ Resume Cafe will be open for resume review and feedback from actual Human Resource professionals from Wells Fargo in the Occhiato Student Center main hallway, while you enjoy coffee and light...

  • Feb 22

    8:30 AM to 11:00 AM

    Please join us on Friday, February 22th from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the lobby of the LARC for CSU-Pueblo's National TRIO Day Celebration. ...

  • Feb 22

    9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

    Real Colors® allows for introspection, but the focus of the workshop remains outward; it will challenge participants to seek first to understand others before being understood themselves. Because the continued...

  • Feb 27

    11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

    It's the annual Spring Career Fair and Alumni Networking Event! Open to all students, all majors!...

  • Feb 27

    5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

    The Cyber Security Speaker Series will host three speakers that will provide insight on the role of cyber security in our technology heavy lives. ...

  • Feb 28

    8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

    Topics you’ll learn: The current range of cyber threats, IT networks architectures and cyber security, cyber security defense...

  • Mar 05

    10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

    Employment and VA Resource Expo OPEN TO THE PUBLIC MARCH 5th 10 A.M.-2 P.M. There will be hiring agents on hand to interview and hire on the spot. Military and Veteran centered with additional resources available for...

  • Mar 05

    10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

    Employment and VA Resource Expo OPEN TO THE PUBLIC MARCH 5th 10 A.M.-2 P.M. There will be hiring agents on hand to interview and hire on the spot. Military and Veteran centered with additional resources available for...

  • Mar 15

    8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

    The American Red Cross Lifeguarding classes are designed to teach you not only the basics in water safety but also the proper protocol when dealing with any emergencies around water. ...

  • Mar 16

    8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

    Join Outdoor Pursuits for an EPIC Spring Break Adventure. Camping, hiking, Kayaking, Stand Up paddle Boarding, Water skiing, Fishing, Swimming, great meals, campfire stories, stargazing. $400 CSU-pueblo students -...

  • Mar 29

    9:00 AM to 3:30 PM

    CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: CHASS SOCO CONFERENCE On behalf of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHASS) We welcome quality research and performance proposals from students, faculty, and professionals. The informal...

  • Feb 28

    8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

    Topics you’ll learn: The current range of cyber threats, IT networks architectures and cyber security, cyber security defense...

  • Mar 05

    10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

    Employment and VA Resource Expo OPEN TO THE PUBLIC MARCH 5th 10 A.M.-2 P.M. There will be hiring agents on hand to interview and hire on the spot. Military and Veteran centered with additional resources available for...

  • Jun 26

    12:00 AM

    The Italian Campaign of WWII was one of its fiercest, fought among natural and cultural wonders and interwoven with the history of Rome, the Renaissance, and the emergence of modernity....

  • Feb 21

    11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

    Attention all students~ Resume Cafe will be open for resume review and feedback from actual Human Resource professionals from Wells Fargo in the Occhiato Student Center main hallway, while you enjoy coffee and light...

  • Feb 22

    8:30 AM to 11:00 AM

    Please join us on Friday, February 22th from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the lobby of the LARC for CSU-Pueblo's National TRIO Day Celebration. ...

  • Feb 27

    11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

    It's the annual Spring Career Fair and Alumni Networking Event! Open to all students, all majors!...

  • Feb 27

    5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

    The Cyber Security Speaker Series will host three speakers that will provide insight on the role of cyber security in our technology heavy lives. ...

  • Mar 05

    10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

    Employment and VA Resource Expo OPEN TO THE PUBLIC MARCH 5th 10 A.M.-2 P.M. There will be hiring agents on hand to interview and hire on the spot. Military and Veteran centered with additional resources available for...

  • Mar 05

    10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

    Employment and VA Resource Expo OPEN TO THE PUBLIC MARCH 5th 10 A.M.-2 P.M. There will be hiring agents on hand to interview and hire on the spot. Military and Veteran centered with additional resources available for...

  • Mar 29

    9:00 AM to 3:30 PM

    CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: CHASS SOCO CONFERENCE On behalf of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHASS) We welcome quality research and performance proposals from students, faculty, and professionals. The informal...

  • Apr 04

    5:30 PM to 9:00 PM

    The 21st Annual Dining Etiquette Dinner is open to all students and all majors....

  • Apr 11

    6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    The Military and veteran Success center is sponsoring its annual dinner for graduating Veterans, spouse, an dependents. ...

  • Apr 22

    6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

    The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is proud to present the Annual Senior Multicultural Congratulatory Ceremony!...

  • May 04

    12:00 AM

    The 2019 Commencement Exercises will be held ON CAMPUS this year in Massari Arena. There will be two ceremonies, 10 a.m. (CSM/CEEPS), and 3 p.m. (CHASS/HSB). ...

  • Jun 11

    12:00 AM

    Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed (PTO) supports a local organizing team to host an annual gathering of hundreds of educators, activists, change makers, actors and non-actors from all over the world. We come together...

  • Feb 20

    12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

    With support from the Center for Teaching and Learning, The Office of the President is proud to announce a new, FREE, important professional development opportunity for ALL CSU-Pueblo employees! Join us for 8 Wednesdays...

  • Feb 22

    9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

    Real Colors® allows for introspection, but the focus of the workshop remains outward; it will challenge participants to seek first to understand others before being understood themselves. Because the continued...

  • Feb 27

    5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

    The Cyber Security Speaker Series will host three speakers that will provide insight on the role of cyber security in our technology heavy lives. ...

  • Mar 05

    10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

    Employment and VA Resource Expo OPEN TO THE PUBLIC MARCH 5th 10 A.M.-2 P.M. There will be hiring agents on hand to interview and hire on the spot. Military and Veteran centered with additional resources available for...

  • Mar 29

    9:00 AM to 3:30 PM

    CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: CHASS SOCO CONFERENCE On behalf of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHASS) We welcome quality research and performance proposals from students, faculty, and professionals. The informal...

  • Apr 04

    5:30 PM to 9:00 PM

    The 21st Annual Dining Etiquette Dinner is open to all students and all majors....

  • Apr 11

    6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    The Military and veteran Success center is sponsoring its annual dinner for graduating Veterans, spouse, an dependents. ...

  • Jun 11

    12:00 AM

    Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed (PTO) supports a local organizing team to host an annual gathering of hundreds of educators, activists, change makers, actors and non-actors from all over the world. We come together...

  • Jun 26

    12:00 AM

    The Italian Campaign of WWII was one of its fiercest, fought among natural and cultural wonders and interwoven with the history of Rome, the Renaissance, and the emergence of modernity....

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