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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

CSU-Pueblo Foundation to host 3rd Annual Give Day

The Colorado State University-Pueblo Foundation will host the Third annual #LoveCSUPueblo Give Day as part of Forever CSU-Pueblo Homecoming week activities on Thursday, Sept. 27. Give Day will be a concentrated...

Hispanic Heritage Month Sept through Oct

Colorado State University-Pueblo will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, recognized from September 15 – October 15 with an expanded assortment of activities, including films, a book festival, creative activities...

School of Business to honor William and Barbara Vidmar

William and Barbara Vidmar, long-time owners/managers of Vidmar Motor Co in Pueblo, will be honored with the fourth Lifetime Business Achievement Award from the Malik and Seeme Hasan School of Business (HSB) at Colorado...

Campus Events

  • Sep 24

    8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

    Please bring your donations on Give Day, September 27th, to the front entrance of the OSC! We will have a table with bins & clothing racks to collect items for the Pack Pantry and the new Career Closet. We need...

  • Sep 24

    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    Recruiters from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) will present on their internship opportunities and the requirements. ...

  • Sep 24

    4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

    Join us for a European adventure in 2019! Students who are interested in eating and traveling their way through three countries and visiting the French and Italian Riviera are encouraged to enroll. The program is...

  • Sep 25

    4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

    Come learn how to think on your feet and have a great time playing with others....

  • Sep 25

    5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

    To all of our campus educators and our Teacher Education alumni, students and faculty, please join us for a special Homecoming Week event to celebrate all you do for education in our community! Join us to learn about the...

  • Sep 26

    8:00 AM to 10:00 AM

    Donuts & coffee break with students and alumni in the OSC...

  • Sep 26

    8:00 AM to 10:00 AM

    Join us to officially kickoff Forever CSU-Pueblo - Homecoming 2018 with donuts and coffee for students and alumni....

  • Sep 26

    11:30 AM to 12:00 PM

    Head to the OSC to see Comedian Franciso Ramos...

  • Sep 26

    5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

    Do you enjoy lively conversation, building community, and connecting with others? If so, join members of the Pack - from across disciplines, faculty, staff, and community members for an evening of dialogue, delicious...

  • Sep 27

    12:00 AM to 6:00 PM

    The 3rd annual Love CSU-Pueblo Give Day is coming Thursday, September 27th! The CSU-Pueblo Foundation is asking any CSU-Pueblo academic department, organization, or club to participate in the Give Day and create a...

  • Sep 27

    5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

    President's Leadership Program Alumni Reception starts at 5pm...

  • Sep 27

    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Tressie McMillian Cottom Lecture Series in Hoag Hall...

  • Sep 24

    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    Recruiters from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) will present on their internship opportunities and the requirements. ...

  • Sep 27

    12:00 AM to 6:00 PM

    The 3rd annual Love CSU-Pueblo Give Day is coming Thursday, September 27th! The CSU-Pueblo Foundation is asking any CSU-Pueblo academic department, organization, or club to participate in the Give Day and create a...

  • Sep 27

    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Tressie McMillian Cottom Lecture Series in Hoag Hall...

  • Oct 17

    11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

    Internship and Career Fair 2018, Wednesday, October 17th, OSC Ballroom, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m....

  • Sep 24

    8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

    Please bring your donations on Give Day, September 27th, to the front entrance of the OSC! We will have a table with bins & clothing racks to collect items for the Pack Pantry and the new Career Closet. We need...

  • Sep 24

    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    Recruiters from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) will present on their internship opportunities and the requirements. ...

  • Sep 24

    4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

    Join us for a European adventure in 2019! Students who are interested in eating and traveling their way through three countries and visiting the French and Italian Riviera are encouraged to enroll. The program is...

  • Sep 25

    4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

    Come learn how to think on your feet and have a great time playing with others....

  • Sep 25

    5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

    To all of our campus educators and our Teacher Education alumni, students and faculty, please join us for a special Homecoming Week event to celebrate all you do for education in our community! Join us to learn about the...

  • Sep 26

    8:00 AM to 10:00 AM

    Donuts & coffee break with students and alumni in the OSC...

  • Sep 26

    8:00 AM to 10:00 AM

    Join us to officially kickoff Forever CSU-Pueblo - Homecoming 2018 with donuts and coffee for students and alumni....

  • Sep 26

    11:30 AM to 12:00 PM

    Head to the OSC to see Comedian Franciso Ramos...

  • Sep 26

    5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

    Do you enjoy lively conversation, building community, and connecting with others? If so, join members of the Pack - from across disciplines, faculty, staff, and community members for an evening of dialogue, delicious...

  • Sep 27

    12:00 AM to 6:00 PM

    The 3rd annual Love CSU-Pueblo Give Day is coming Thursday, September 27th! The CSU-Pueblo Foundation is asking any CSU-Pueblo academic department, organization, or club to participate in the Give Day and create a...

  • Sep 27

    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Tressie McMillian Cottom Lecture Series in Hoag Hall...

  • Sep 28

    10:10 AM to 11:05 AM

    Join us in celebrating Spanglish, an ever evolving language that results from our lives between Spanish and English....

  • Sep 24

    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    Recruiters from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) will present on their internship opportunities and the requirements. ...

  • Sep 24

    4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

    Join us for a European adventure in 2019! Students who are interested in eating and traveling their way through three countries and visiting the French and Italian Riviera are encouraged to enroll. The program is...

  • Sep 26

    8:00 AM to 10:00 AM

    Join us to officially kickoff Forever CSU-Pueblo - Homecoming 2018 with donuts and coffee for students and alumni....

  • Sep 26

    11:30 AM to 12:00 PM

    Head to the OSC to see Comedian Franciso Ramos...

  • Sep 26

    5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

    Do you enjoy lively conversation, building community, and connecting with others? If so, join members of the Pack - from across disciplines, faculty, staff, and community members for an evening of dialogue, delicious...

  • Sep 27

    12:00 AM to 6:00 PM

    The 3rd annual Love CSU-Pueblo Give Day is coming Thursday, September 27th! The CSU-Pueblo Foundation is asking any CSU-Pueblo academic department, organization, or club to participate in the Give Day and create a...

  • Sep 27

    5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

    President's Leadership Program Alumni Reception starts at 5pm...

  • Sep 27

    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Tressie McMillian Cottom Lecture Series in Hoag Hall...

  • Sep 28

    10:10 AM to 11:05 AM

    Join us in celebrating Spanglish, an ever evolving language that results from our lives between Spanish and English....

  • Sep 28

    1:00 PM to 11:30 AM

    Save the Date for Family Weekend 2018 CSU-Pueblo's Family Weekend will be Friday, September 28th to Sunday, September 30th. Events include the 3rd Annual Howlin' House Party, Homecoming Football Game, and...

  • Oct 03

    11:30 AM to 1:13 PM

    A MOTIVATIONAL FIRESIDE CHAT WITH DR. GINA GARCIA the leading researcher of Hispanic Serving Institutions....

  • Oct 17

    11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

    Internship and Career Fair 2018, Wednesday, October 17th, OSC Ballroom, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m....

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