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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

Drive Electric Lunch & Learn

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Drive Electric Lunch & Learn Flyer

Learn how you can reduce your carbon footprint and save money by switching to an electric vehicle! How can you reduce your carbon footprint and save money? Trade out your car for a Clean Air Vehicle. To learn about the rebates, carpool privileges, and other benefits Electric Vehicle ownership has to offer, attend the Drive Electric Lunch & Learn virtual event! Read more

The Cultivation Curriculum: From Soil to Self to Society

Friday, April 16, 2021 - 11:00am

CSUN College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Logo. Red C S U N and black letters spell out the college name with words "The Cultivation Curriculum"

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and the CSUN Institute for Sustainability are happy to partner with nonprofit, Armada Unified for a series of trainings on Urban Farming. Join us for The Cultivation Curriculum: From Soil to Self to Society. Classes take place via Zoom on Fridays from 11am to 12pm. Session 1 is offered at no cost; sessions 2, 3 and 4 are $40 each. Join us for all four sessions, or pick only the sessions that interest you. Get more information and register for this event.

6th Annual Black Youth Guidance Forum

Saturday, April 17, 2021 - 9:30am to 2:30pm

Black Youth Guidance Forum Logo

The Black Youth Guidance Forum (BYGF) provides participants with a unique opportunity to engage in educationally purposeful activities which include featured speakers, four instructional tracks (PreK-5 graders, 6-12 graders, Parent Advocacy, and Leadership), and the Nonprofit Resource & Advocacy fair.
Get more information and RSVP for this event.

Beats, Rhymes & Wellness: A Conversation with Hakim Tafari

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Hakim Tafari

Please join the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences for an immersive and interactive discussion with Hakim Tafari, the polymath founder of Vegan Boy Fresh. Tafari is a practitioner and teacher of martial arts and internal arts including Kung Fu and Tai Chi, and an adherent to connecting hip-hop, music, fitness and fashion to the spiritual. Get more information and register for this event.

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