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Future Undergrads

Prepare for Life With an Accessible Interdisciplinary Education

CHASS prides itself on its commitment to undergraduate education. The College seeks to instill in students the tools and abilities to help them better understand the world around them. These include:

  • strong faculties of criticism, judgment, and imagination
  • the ability to communicate more clear communication
  • resources to examine meanings and values

CHASS offers more than 50 disciplinary and interdisciplinary majors as well as individually tailored programs for a student who finds that well-defined personal academic goals can be reached through the resources and interested faculty at UCR but for which no suitable major is offered.

Get Started Right With CHASS F1RST

CHASS F1RST, the First-Year Experience in the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences can help you on your path to your academic, career and life goals through a broad range of academic experiences. These can help you excel in your collegiate education, both at UCR and beyond.

This program includes:

  • CHASS Connect – a program for freshmen in the college that helps ensure students excel in their first year at UCR. It features significant interaction with faculty, personalized advising and peer mentorship.
  • Gateway Lectures – eminent UCR scholars assist freshmen with the transition from high school to college through a unique introduction to intellectual discussion. The freshman-only lecture course explores an annual theme and helps to build relationships with classmates and an intellectual connection to the college community.
  • First Year Learning Communities – provide CHASS freshmen with seats in high-demand large lecture courses. Students are given the opportunity to enroll in appropriate freshman composition classes and participate in smaller freshman-only discussion sections.

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Make a Ripple in the CHASS Educational Pond

The CHASS Education Pond is a moderated blog hosted by Associate Dean Steven Brint that invites vigorous discussion of education issues with the goal of leading a renaissance in teaching and learning in CHASS.

Faculty profiles meet your potential instructors

Want to learn more about some of the members of the CHASS faculty? Read profiles of selected members of the CHASS family.

Scenes from a Classroom

Scenes from a Classroom allows you to have a brief but intimate look at a class being offered by a department within CHASS, then to go behind the scenes with the instructor and learn what drives the instructor and motivates the students.

Featured instructors include Roger Ransom of history, Peter Graham of philosophy, Juan Felipe Hererra of creative writing and Wendy Rogers of dance.

Scenes from a Classroom

Meet some of the best and brightest students who have studied within CHASS with Minds Alive.

These students capture the essence of the student body at UCR: ambitious, committed and curious individuals who took chances and aspire to achieve at a high academic level.


More Information

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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College Information

College Student Academic Affairs (All Student Inquiries)
3400 Humanities & Social Sciences Bldg.

Tel: (951) 827-3683 | Fax: (951) 827-5836

College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
3413 Humanities & Social Sciences Bldg.

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