Welcome to the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Dean's Welcome

Dean Yan Searcy, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

A pandemic, enduring systemic and systematic racism, caustic political effrontery, mass demonstrations, wildfires, unemployment, rampant homelessness and housing instability, and an increasingly fragile natural ecosystem is the wet woolen blanket that 2020 has wrapped around our heads and shoulders.  Despite what the region, nation, and globe are experiencing, thankfully, CSUN is thriving.  The College has higher enrollment than last year and we have more transfer students this year than in the past. 

You chose us for good reason. 

Money magazine ranked CSUN in the top 50 of all U.S. universities for education and value.  U.S. News and World Report ranked CSUN in the top ten for best undergraduate teaching and in the top 25 for social mobility.

I do believe that people turn to those institutions where they find support and answers in times of stress and challenge.  Despite being online and the announcement coming prior to the majority of other campuses, students chose us.  It is within our College – Social and Behavioral Sciences where many turn for answers.  We challenge assumptions here.  We question here.  We strive for better here.  We do not only study and create, we contribute and act.

Read the rest of Dean Searcy's Message.

Upcoming Events

51st Annual Africana Studies Week

Monday, November 2, 2020 - 11:00am to Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 3:30pm

Africana Studies Logo

Please join the Department of Africana Studies in celebrating our 51st Anniversary and as we kick off Africana Studies Week 2020. The theme this year, Re-imagining the New: Preceding Encounters, Novel Antidotes, celebrates the sacrifices of those who fought for a Black Studies department, and those who continue to struggle and advocate for change, in new and innovative ways. See the Africana Studies Week Schedule of Events

2020 CSUN Fast Pitch New Venture Competition (Virtual Event)

Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Oviatt Library

Now in its 6th year, CSUN Fast Pitch is an "elevator pitch" competition where students have three minutes to pitch their startup idea to a panel of judges and audience. The competition is hosted annually by CSUN's Nazarian College and generously supported by the Marine Family. Read more