Welcome to the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
We are here. Words like "emerging," "rising," or "increasing" signal potential energy. While the College continues movement forward in spite of a pandemic, I want to declare that we are here. Kinetic energy abounds at the outset of the new academic year for CSBS. We indeed are here and that here has multiple meanings.
CSBS greets Fall 2022 with the overwhelming number of classes meeting in person. We are dedicated to the best of the academic experience that combines classroom and lab instruction with the experiential learning. We are dedicated to building symbiotic relationships between faculty and students that result mutually inspirational pursuits of research, creative activity, and community service. This dedication also includes exploring online and virtual learning modalities that foster connectivity and facilitate knowledge transfer, retention, and application.
We are focused on student success, defined as supporting students to meet their identified academic goals as well as to prepare students for careers, entrepreneurship, graduate school, and to be civically engaged. Our supports range from advising to academic coaches who, like a personal trainer, assist with meeting learning goals. We also attend to the entire student by providing social and emotional supports.
We are changing the academic canon by embracing relevance and critical curiosity. We live our College motto of being "Locally Engaged, and Globally Prepared." Our students are presenting research at international and national conferences. Our students are studying abroad. They have traveled as part of the Model UN Program. They are studying in Washington D.C. as part of the CSUN in DC Program. They have internships with area agencies and industries. They are engaged in interdisciplinary research with the Autonomy Research Center for Science Technology, Engineering, Arts, Humanities, and Mathematics (ARCS).
It is CSBS faculty who connect students with these opportunities. Not only are they researchers and creatives, they are superior teachers and mentors. We value people here. Achievement and success are expectations.
I write this welcome accepting the wisdom of the elders to be present in the now. I write this welcome not as aspiration but as arrival. We are here. Welcome!
EOP Resilient Scholars Program
SBS Graduate Christina Mota
Please join the us in Matador Square to kick off Black History Month 2023. Learn more about this event.
We are pleased to welcome, Dr. Jon Paul Higgins for a conversation about body positivity and body neutrality moving through the world as fat, Black and femme, and how they’ve found peace with themselves. Learn more about this event and guest speaker.
CSUN and the Center for Interdisciplinary Pursuit of Hip-Hop Elevation and Research (CIPHER) is pleased to present The Birth of Socially Conscious Rap Music, a night with Grandmaster Melle Mel and Hip-Hop Historian, Author, Lecturer Jayquan. Get more information and RSVP for this event.
Join Pulitzer-Prize winner and The New York Times staff writer, Nikole Hannah-Jones, as she discusses her book, The 1619 Project, and how the legacy of slavery did not end with emancipation. Get more information about this event.
Join the Department of Africana Studies for a panel discussion with Black Public Relations Society members and moderator Tynesha Lewis. Get more information about this event.
Join the CSUN Department of Africana Studies for the formal installation of the plaque celebrating the formation of our department. Learn more about this event.
Hip-hop journalist, radio personality and show producer Skyy Hook will offer an inside look at the music, culture and generational disconnect in the world of hip-hop as a visiting scholar during the Spring 2021 semester in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Anthropology Department. Learning more about visiting scholar, Skyy Hook.