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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.


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


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Campus Events

  • Jan 21

    11:30 AM to 1:00 PM


  • Jan 21

    5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

    Please join the Art Department at a reception for "Interior Artifice", a group exhibit exploring our elusive understanding of "self" in the current era....

  • Jan 26

    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    CSU Pueblo Music Performance major Shai Funk-Herrington will be performing her senior vocal recital on January 26th at 6 pm at Ascension Episcopal Church....

  • 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...

  • Apr 04

    5:30 PM to 9:00 PM

    21st Annual Dining for Success Etiquette Dinner, Thursday, April 4th, 5:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m., OSC Ballroom/Foyer....

  • 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...

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