Welcome to the 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.
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An international research team that includes California State University, Northridge anthropologist Hélène Rougier has determined the Y chromosome sequences of three Neandertals and two Denisovans, providing new insights into the relationships and population histories of archaic and modern humans. Read more
For Anthony Lawson, a junior at California State University, Northridge majoring in psychology, among the benefits of receiving one of the California State University’s top student honors, is the opportunity it presents to share his family’s story and to remind others that, regardless of the obstacles they face, they have the strength to persevere and succeed. Learn more about Anthony.
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.
Now in its 6th year, CSUN Fast Pitch is an "elevator pitch" competition where students have three minutes to pitch their startup idea to a panel of judges and audience. The competition is hosted annually by CSUN's Nazarian College and generously supported by the Marine Family. Read more