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Becoming a Student of the World

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

  • stronger faculties of criticism, judgment, and imagination
  • the ability to communicate clearly
  • 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 whom no suitable major is offered.

CHASS F1RST: Helping Freshmen Excel in College

CHASS F1RST, the First-Year Experience in the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, offers students a broad range of academic experiences that can help first-year-students excel in their collegiate education, both at UCR and beyond.

The 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.

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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.

Student Academic Affairs Office

The CHASS Student Academic Affairs Office provides services for undergraduate students, including advisors who help students with college breadth requirements, academic progress, commencement and graduation requirements. Specific duties include:

  •  providing general information about procedures, requirements and course credits.
  • acting on petitions for declaring/changing majors, such as
    • credit by examination
    • changes in class schedule
    • declaration of double majors or minors
    • withdrawal from UCR
    • leaves of absence
    • readmission
  • providing information on transfer course credits and their equivalencies
  • reviewing the records of all students of the college who apply to graduate
  • consulting with major advisors to ensure degree requirements have been satisfied
  • communicating with the registrar for posting of the degree

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.

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General Campus Information

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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.