The CUCSH occupies a beautiful building complex in Guadalajara, a modern unit in the “Los Belenes” university complex in Zapopan, and several smaller buildings located in the metropolitan area of Guadalajara which house centers for specific programs or specialized research.
The CUCSH comprises five Divisions: Cultural Studies, State and Society Studies, Political and Social Studies, Historical and Human Studies, and Law Studies.
These Divisions are comprised of twenty-four Departments: Private Law, Public Law, Social Security Law, Social Development, Law-Related Disciplines, Social Communication Studies, Studies in Education, Iberian and Latin American Studies, International Studies, Political Science Studies, Studies on Social Movements, Socio-Urban Studies, Philosophy, Geography and Territorial Planning, History, Modern Languages, Literature, Sociology, Social Work, Literary Studies, Regional Culture Studies, Studies on Mesoamerica and Mexico, Pacific Basin Studies, and Indigenous Languages Studies.
The center offers 36 degree programs, of which 15 are Bachelor’s, one updating, one specialization, 15 are Master’s and 4 for Ph.D. programs.
The total student population is 9,113 students: 8,592 in the Bachelor’s degree, 452 in the Master’s and 69 in the Ph.D. programs.
The faculty at CUCSH totals 1,193 teachers, of whom 685 are full-time teachers, 415 are full-time research professors, and 4 part-time research professors. 151 of them belong to the SNI and one to the SNCA.
The CUCSH also features Research Centers on Gender Studies, Strategic Studies for Development, Studies on Change and Institutions, Urban Studies, Cinematography Studies, and Research into Innovation and Governance.
It has fifteen libraries, with 139,523 titles and 180,584 volumes, and more than 2,322 computers to support the activities of its students and faculty.