Welcome from the Dean

Welcome to the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences!

Our college offers a fascinating variety of programs that will help you develop a deeper understanding of how people create societies, develop and maintain customs and laws, devise methods of communication and trade, connect with other people, and resolve conflicts. In short, there’s no better place to gain a broad, interdisciplinary understanding of how the world works.

In SBS, you will learn a variety of essential skills and methods of interpreting data and information that will provide you with crucial skills for making the world a better place and make a living while doing it. By cultivating an in-depth understanding of the people and cultures of the world, you will be prepared to thrive in a diverse workplace and society that is increasingly connected to the global economy. Our programs offer a variety of experiential learning and study abroad opportunities to enhance your learning and enrich your experiences.

The speed in which the modern economy changes demands informed and engaged citizens equipped with content expertise, analytical skills, and an understanding of global perspectives. Our graduates have gone on to succeed in a wide variety of dynamic careers in fields such as business, law, social work, foreign affairs, government, psychology, urban planning, sustainability, and criminal justice.

The SBS faculty and staff bring together diverse backgrounds and extensive expertise, knowledge and experiences to expand learning and ensure student success. In addition to making a positive impact on our campus community, SBS faculty and staff make contributions and effect change locally, nationally, and globally.

In the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, our goal is to educate students to go on in careers as leaders who advance positive social change and innovative solutions to their communities.

Welcome to SBS!

Dean Matt Loayza