Welcome to the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
I write this greeting at the end of the Academic Year during a time which is usually celebratory.
Students look forward to commencement ceremonies, receiving honors and scholarships, accepting job offers, completing exams and projects, and looking forward to a summer of rest and rejuvenation. Unfortunately, our globe has been impacted by the microscopic novel corona virus 19 that has magnified our physical vulnerability. Following the directives of the Center for Disease Control and local Departments of Public Health the State moved to limit public gatherings and issued stay-at-home orders.
As CSUN was entering Spring Break the decision was made to move our instruction away from in-person to virtual/online. Students, Staff, and Faculty made the switch deftly and with the understanding that it was for the greater good. It would be a short term sacrifice leading to long term benefits. At CSUN and the College we have prided ourselves on teaching and student engagement. Our classrooms, where students learn from each other and their instructors, are our sacred spaces. But as the CSBS tagline indicates Locally Engaged, Globally Prepared we also are present across Greater Los Angeles and the world. We had to make painful decisions to postpone travel. CSUN's touch went from being in person to virtual.
I want to stress, however, that while the touch is no longer in person, it remains personal. I remain delighted to welcome you to CSBS. Faculty continue to be available and accessible to students. Our offices remain open, albeit virtually. We remain phone calls away. We are still available to answer questions, listen, and provide direction.
Read the rest of Dean Searcy's Message.
California State University, Northridge Department Criminology and Justice Studies focuses on issues of inequality and inequity in our criminal justice system. Assistant professors Posey, Ramirez and Lorenz co-authored this article as part of our ongoing CSUN Experts series. Read the rest of the story.
The Student Services Center/EOP (SSC/EOP) for the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences has moved all advising services online. Get more information and learn how to make an appointment with an advisor.
Beginning Monday, March 23rd, 2020, the Criminology and Justice Department Department will hold virtual office hours. We are available online Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm.