Welcome to the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
The CSBS College motto is “Locally Engaged, Globally Prepared.” This is reflected in all we do ranging from faculty to students. We are the home of educators who are committed to decreasing the distance between communities and campus. Our faculty connect to communities through applied research, internships, and clinics and as a result of engagement with faculty-led initiatives, students are prepared to contribute to solving global problems and competing in global markets.
It is truly an honor to represent CSUN and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (CSBS). CSUN and CSBS represent the best of higher education. We focus on student engagement, applied research, connecting communities to the campus and the campus to communities. We value people. We include. We have high expectations for achievement.
These are neither empty expectations nor merely those concerned with the academic. The solutions to social problems are found in our college. We turn to history to learn from ancient societies to recent movements to inform our pursuit elevating our society. Faculty are working with students to address justice issues, urban problems, governmental challenges, human development, and sustainability, and we are updating the curriculum to reflect additions to current knowledge. We can actually say that we are writing the books that are updating the educational cannon for the disciplines in CSBS. In Fall 2022 CSUN welcomes it first cohort of students to the Master of Arts in Sustainability program. This new discipline creates a baseline of learning that allows graduates to work across communities and industries.
We are equipping students with the tools for achievement to successfully address social problems. Scholars in the College are preparing the next generation of educators, researchers, and leaders.
EOP Resilient Scholars Program
SBS Graduate Christina Mota
Please join us for the 7th Annual Black Youth Guidance Forum (BYGF). The theme for this year's event is Challenging Blockades to Health & Academic Achievement Among Youth of Color with keynote speaker Dr. Whitney Polk. Get more information and register for this event.
The Social Work Department is excited to highlight the achievements of our students: Brittany Chenelle and Natalie Villalobos. Both have been accepted to fellowships for the 2021-2022 academic year. Congratulations to Brittany for being selected by the Council of Social Work Education to complete their Minority Fellowship Program and Natalie Villalobos for being selected by the American Psychological Association complete their Interdisciplinary Minority Fellowship. Read more about our fellows.
SBS Faculty research funding is available! The HIRI Nonprofit Research Fellowships provide support for faculty research studies on a wide range of topics about nonprofits and philanthropy. A total of 29 Fellowship grants have been awarded since 2014. Get application and deadline information.