Welcome to the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
I am delighted to welcome you to the 2019-2020 Academic Year! As I am entering my “sophomore” year as Dean I am happy to be firmly part of the CSUN family that can introduce you to the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.
The beginning of a school year was one of my favorite rituals as a child. I liked the excitement of back to school shopping and rekindling relationships at the start of the year. That feeling never gets old for me. Also what I am drawn to is the possibility of the school year. It is the possibility that stirs my excitement. That possibility greets us at the beginning of 2019-20 in CSBS.
Read the rest of Dean Searcy's Welcome Message.
Black History Month 2020 Event Schedule
Join the Department of Africana Studies and other groups across campus as we celebrate Black History Month. Every year CSUN hosts a wide array of events to honor the legacy and future of the black community. See the complete schedule of events for BHM 2020.
Join us as we view African American life from both sides of the camera. Presentations illustrate the topic from past, present, and future perspectives. Read more
Please join us for the First Annual Africana Studies Major/Minor Fair. Learn more about the Department of Africana Studies as you meet current students, faculty and alumni who will be on-hand to answer your questions and share their academic, community and career experiences. If you have ever wondered "Why Students Should Major/Minor in Africana Studies?" this is your chance to find out more about this dynamic and interdisciplinary course of study. Read more
Please join the Department of Africana Studies for a very special Black History Month event featuring one of the most recognizable names in Spoken Word Poetry, Rudy Francisco. Get more information about this event.
The Master of Social Work Department invites you to the 11th Annual We Are Power: Community In Action Conference (previously known as Diversity Day). Our theme this year is Carcerality Rules Everything Around Me (C.R.E.A.M.): Understanding Forms of Carcerality & Rebuilding Relationships. Our goal is to bring awareness to the topic of Carcerality, the ways in which our environment is set up to detain, contain, punish, and incarcerate people and communities. For more information and to register for this event, please Read more
The Asian Studies Program is proud to present the Distinguished Visiting Speakers Series with special guest, Jeffrey Wasserstrom from UC Irvine. This illustrated talk will focus on patterns of protest and the tightening of political controls in Hong Kong during the last few decades. Get more information and RSVP for this event.
Please join us for a very special evening as Dr. Richard A. Koenigsberg, psychologist, historian and leading authority on Hitler and Nazism, discusses his most influential work, Hitler's's Ideology: A Study in Psychoanalytic Sociology. Get more information and RSVP for this event.
The Department of Social Work is hiring part-time instructors for the 2020-21 academic year. For a list of anticipated teaching assignments and application procedures, please Read more
Kenneth Hooks is the sole student from CSUN to be selected for this year’s prestigious CSU Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement. The award is given annually to students who demonstrate superior academic success, personal achievements, service to the community and financial need. Learn more about Kenneth and his journey.
The Model United Nations team just returned from a week in New York where the students competed in the National MUN conference and won Distinguished Delegation representing Angola. In addition to winning the team award, three delegations won Outstanding Delegate in committee awards. For more information, please Read more
The Africana Studies Department is pleased to announce our 2019 Scholarship Recipients. See the complete list of awardees
California State University, Northridge anthropologist Hélène Rougier’s efforts to painstakingly reconstruct Neandertal and early modern human remains found in Belgium caves more than 150 years ago are continuing to shed light on what human life was like in Europe thousands of years ago. Read more