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.