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8 Strengths of the College

The College has many strengths, but its top three are critical: producing critical thinkers, its critical geographic location and being home to critical research. Courses expose students to a wide range of perspectives, enhance spirits and skills of inquiry, and encourage the continued pursuit of truth. A unique geographical location allows for substantial exposure to influences from the Asia and Pacific regions. CSS serves as a natural laboratory for social science, with faculty conducting significant research and applied investigations that positively impact the world.

Student Centered

Student Centered

Learn to Lead the Way

CSS fosters an active environment that puts students among peers who share the same passion. They are encouraged to actively participate in their education and to ask probing questions, think out loud, and become involved in spirited debate.

Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking

Think What Others Don’t

CSS courses expose students to a wide range of perspectives, enhance their skills of inquiry, and encourage the continual pursuit of truth. Students are asked to consider multiple perspectives and to challenge their biases. By shining a new light on issues, alternative solutions are sought to problems at hand.

Applied Dimensions

Applied Dimensions

Get Real World Experience

Through a blend of internships, service learning, networking, mentorships and more, CSS is the gateway to opportunities for integrative learning, collaborative assignments, and global and community-based learning. Students will benefit from a deepened academic experience, and be prepared for success after college.

Geographic Advantage

Geographic Advantage

Be at the Center of it All

The College’s unique geographical location allows for substantial exposure to influences from Asia and the Pacific. Find a rich combination of disciplines that meld culture with science and gain an in-depth understanding of the human dimension. This is the perfect backdrop for cross-disciplinary studies.

Research Active

Research Active

Do What Matters

The Aloha State serves as a natural laboratory for social science research with its multicultural population and unique geographical setting. College faculty conduct significant research and applied investigations that generate innovative solutions for critical social, behavioral, economic and environmental issues that challenge the world.

Award-Winning Faculty

Award-Winning Faculty

Be Mentored by Innovators

Leading international faculty are dedicated to the student experience. Hailing from countries such as Canada, China, Colombia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Lebanon, Mexico, Philippines, Russia, Samoa, Turkey and Ukraine, these dedicated academics continue to teach, research and inspire.

Alumni Network

Alumni Network

Connect with Market Leaders

With more than 32,000 alumni in 60 countries and all 50 U.S. states, there’s a strong network of CSS alumni and friends who are bold, engaged and global – and who are ready to assist students as they navigate life’s journeys and succeed in their chosen fields.

Shaping the World

Shaping the World

Make An Impact

CSS faculty, students, staff and administrators are today’s unsung heroes. Together they take inspiration, blend it with ingenuity, and turn ideas into innovations that make a positive impact on everyday lives. It is not an understatement to say that CSS alumni make the world a better place in so many ways.