photo of CHSS faculty in regalia at 2022 graduation


You can be part of the exceptional College of the Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) experience for your whole Montclair State University education through one of our majors or minors, or for a few elective courses.

However much time you spend in our classrooms, you will benefit from the teaching of our first-rate faculty. CHSS’ internationally renowned professors conduct all their own classes. Many also select students to work with them in cutting-edge research projects.

Where this can take you

A CHSS education launches students onto many varied paths both professionally and in further study. Our English majors have become teachers, paralegals, admissions counselors — even gone to work at MTV. Psychology graduates are working as nurses, social workers, speech therapists — and in marketing and the New York State Supreme Court. Naturally, some Political Science and History majors go on to law school — while others have gone into laboratory work or marketing.

As a Montclair State undergraduate, you must choose a major by the end of your sophomore year. Each major is hosted by one (or two, in the case of some double-majors) of the University’s colleges, where most of your coursework will take place.

Whatever department and college you major in, you will come to CHSS for the world-language and writing components of Montclair State University’s General Education requirements, which all students need to complete to graduate.