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

The Cultivation Curriculum: From Soil to Self to Society

Friday, May 14, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

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.