View of the campus pond, looking towards the Campus Center building


The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) maintains disciplinary excellence and embraces interdisciplinary opportunities in multiple arenas. Our commitment to excellence is grounded in our diverse academic departments, which educate students to think broadly, incisively, and creatively; to engage within and beyond the campus; and to develop themselves for success over their lifetimes and throughout society.

SBS teaches students modern skills including creativity, problem-solving, intercultural competence, and oral and written communication in order to meet the needs of the innovation economy. SBS is also dedicated to positioning students for success in the knowledge economy, and we continually look to update and improve our students' educational experiences inside and outside the classroom.

The SBS community believes that social science matters, and effectively engaging with and improving society requires a deep appreciation of the social, political, economic, and cultural underpinnings of the contemporary world.