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Core Values

 At the CSUB School of Arts & Humanities, we are:

  • Committed to excellence in teaching and scholarship

  • Dedicated to enlightenment and enrichment of our communities

  • Devoted to freedom from ignorance and intolerance in our societies

  • Engaged in connecting the arts and humanities to everyday life

The School of Arts and Humanities is dedicated to providing all CSUB students with the cultural knowledge to appreciate what has gone before, and with the skills to put that knowledge to use in creating better communities for themselves and their families in the 21st century. The School also provides its more than 1,000 majors the opportunity to engage more specifically in the cultural research that will be crucial to our understanding of the human complexities of a multicultural society in a fully interdependent global economy.

Because the arts and humanities have nothing less than the human experience as their subject matter, students who develop their critical, creative, and communication skills are able to analyze the constantly changing situation, to respond to the realities of their environment in creative ways, and to communicate their ideas to a broad spectrum of people. 

Students majoring in the fine and performing arts (art, music, theatre), the communications fields (communications, English, and modern languages), and the fields of humanistic inquiry (literature, history, philosophy, and religious studies) make intellectual curiosity a habit and lifelong learning a natural pursuit. While receiving grounding in the traditions of their fields, majors also acquire skills to contribute to the contemporary arts and humanities in ways that value the entrepreneurial spirit and encourage philanthropic values. In this way, our students contribute to their own success, while passing on that success to others in the world of today and tomorrow.



School of Arts & Humanities (AH)

California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA  93311-1022


Phone: (661) 654-2221
Email: arts.humanities@csub.edu
Office: Dorothy Donahoe Hall B100