Welcome to the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Dean's Welcome

Dean Yan Searcy, 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

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 8:00am to Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 1:30pm

Black woman's face up close with the words "Voices and Visions: Black Future 2020"

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.

Upcoming Events

Getting to Know the Africana Studies Discipline

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Drawing of African Continent on black backgrouwn with words Africana Studies

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

11th Annual We Are Power: Community In Action Conference

Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 8:30am to 3:30pm

11th Annual We Are Power: Community In Action Conference Logo

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