Welcome to the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences!
SBS is central to the university’s academic heart, bridging the sciences and liberal arts and educating thousands of students each year in the areas of culture, society, and individual behavior.
The phrase “Connect to Your World” sums up our mission. All SBS students share a common bond: a curiosity about the world and its peoples. Each year, hundreds of them participate in internships, community service projects, and study abroad programs—often with the help of scholarships funded by our generous alumni. Many students also work one-on-one with faculty on pioneering research projects. After graduation, SBS students go on to careers that include law, social work, economics, financial analysis, urban and regional planning, education, management, medicine, international relations, journalism, public relations, television and radio broadcasting, advertising, and considerably more.
Our departments and degree-granting programs (Anthropology, Communication, Economics, Journalism, Labor Studies, Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, Legal Studies, Political Science, Public Policy, Social Thought and Political Economy, and Sociology) are internationally recognized, and our award-winning faculty are committed to teaching, research, and public service. The stature of our graduate programs, among the best nationally, continues to grow. Each year faculty are recognized with prestigious awards, election to high office in their disciplines, and appointment to editorial positions for top professional journals.
The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences has exceptional research centers and institutes. The Labor Center, the Political Economy Research Institute, the Center for Research on the Family, the Social and Demographic Research Institute, the Center for Economic Development, and the Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies are highly respected for their outreach activities and multidisciplinary orientations. We also have centers and programs that carry out cutting-edge research related to technology, including the National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution, the National Center for Digital Government, the Nanoscience and Society Research Group, and the Science, Technology and Society Initiative.
SBS’s commitment to integrating learning, research, and public service helps faculty, students and alumni make a difference in society. Connect to your world through the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.
Dean Robert S. Feldman