About the College

CHASS Buildings

CHASS: The Foundation of a University Education

The College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences is unique among its peers in that it combines the arts, humanities and social sciences into one college. This structure gives students and faculty the opportunity to explore across a broad range of disciplines and examine diverse dimensions of social and historical life and human meaning.

The college is the ideal place for a conversation about culture and society, insight and expression, history and the future; about the humanities, the social sciences, and the arts. Through these different avenues of study, our students become familiar with a broad spectrum of the world’s realities and the issues surrounding them. An education in CHASS at UC Riverside allows a student to be “at home in the world.”

Career opportunities within CHASS

Your future is knocking on the door with career opportunities for staff and ladder rank and part-time faculty within CHASS.

What is going on at CHASS

Learn about the CHASS Executive Committee that help CHASS chart a course for its future.

Check out the latest issue of the CHASS Newsletter! Or read archives of past issues.

The Details

The college, commonly known as “CHASS” is an organizational and administrative unit that encompasses twenty academic departments, over ten interdisciplinary programs, over a dozen research centers and Riverside’s premiere venue for arts and culture, the UCR ARTS.

  • CHASS has the most diverse student body at UCR, itself the most diverse campus in the University of California system and one of the most diverse research universities in the country.
  • Twenty-nine members of the faculty have been named fellows of the American Association of the Advancement of Science (AAAS). CHASS accounts for fully half of the campus's Guggenheim Fellows, as well as a NASA-commissioned poet.

College Contact Information

University of California, Riverside
College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
900 University Avenue
3413 HMNSS Building
Riverside, CA 92521

Tel: (951) 827-2570 | Fax: (951) 827-4537

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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.