Unique HSS Programs and Experiences

Unique HSS Programs and Experiences

Cal State DC

Spend a semester or summer in the nation’s capital interning, taking classes, and networking with the many Cal State DC alumni who used the program to launch a career in DC. Navigate to their informational videoOpens in new window to learn more. 

Center for Public and Oral History

Learn how to collect oral histories and create public and digital projects from the leading experts in the field. 


First-year and Transfer-year Experiences

Start your first year at CSUF in a course designed to introduce you to your department, college, and CSUF. HSS 100 introduces first-year students to the disciplines in the Humanities and Social Sciences empowers you to build skills needed to be a successful student. Political Science, Criminal Justice, History, and Sociology offer freshmen special sections for their new majors.


HSS Clubs and Inter-Club Council (ICC)

Get involved in an HSS student club related to your major to network with others in your field, connect with a community of peers, and build employer-valued skills. http://hss.fullerton.edu/students/clubs.aspx
Those involved can participate in the HSS ICC, which is the funding council for registered student organizations associated with HSS.  The HSS ICC is dedicated to the growth and support of graduate and undergraduate education, research, public service, and professional development by providing funds for programs, events, and professional travel.

HSS Theme Housing Community

Live with a community of students who are dedicated to the Humanities and Social Sciences. The HSS Theme Housing Community is intended for HSS first-year students living on campus who want to have purposeful interactions with other HSS students, staff, faculty, and administrators. Specialized programs and events will be hosted for students living in this community. 

Minors and certificates

Enroll in one of many areas of study that can enrich your major and provide marketable skills for the future.


Moot Court
Join an elite team of students in an exciting legal debate, simulating Supreme Court proceedings and travel across the country to compete in tournaments against teams from other universities.  Build your oral and written skills, and develop critical thinking and analytical skills essential for law school and graduate programs, meet and connect with successful CSUF alumni, build a network of attorneys and judges and prepare for your future careers. 

Moot Court FlyerPDF File

Presenting your research 
Discover the opportunities to present your original research by participating in a symposium on campus, traveling with other students and faculty to a professional conference, or publishing your original work in one of our many student-led journals, some of which have won national awards:

The American Papers, an American Studies Journal
Dash Literary Journal
The Welebaethan, a History Journal 

Study Abroad

Change your understanding of yourself and the world by enrolling in one of our study abroad programs taught by globally-focused, expert faculty.  Study British cultural history in London, child development of Mayan communities in Mexico, social justice in South Africa, public history in Germany, and the cultural impact of the coffee industry in Vietnam. A rotating suite of Study Abroad programs provides students with never-ending possibilities.


UACRE, run out of the Center for Sustainability

Complete hands-on community-based research projects on topics related to food security, nutritional sufficiency, environmental justice, and sustainable agriculture.

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