Welcome to the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Dean's Welcome

Dean Yan Searcy, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

I am delighted to welcome you to the 2019-2020 Academic Year! As I am entering my “sophomore” year as Dean I am happy to be firmly part of the CSUN family that can introduce you to the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

The beginning of a school year was one of my favorite rituals as a child. I liked the excitement of back to school shopping and rekindling relationships at the start of the year. That feeling never gets old for me. Also what I am drawn to is the possibility of the school year. It is the possibility that stirs my excitement. That possibility greets us at the beginning of 2019-20 in CSBS.

Read the rest of Dean Searcy's Welcome Message.

Black History Month 2020 Event Schedule

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 8:00am to Friday, February 28, 2020 - 1:30pm

Black woman's face up close with the words "Voices and Visions: Black Future 2020"

Join the Department of Africana Studies and other groups across campus as we celebrate Black History Month. Every year CSUN hosts a wide array of events to honor the legacy and future of the black community. See the complete schedule of events for BHM 2020.

Upcoming Events

Film Screening: "And I Danced" with Chris Martin from Kid N Play

Monday, February 24, 2020 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

"And I Danced" Flyer

The tribute, celebration and untold stories of the dancers who helped birth Hip-Hop culture. Please join the Department of Africana Studies, in association with the Department of Cinema and Television Arts, for a reception and screening of the documentary film "And I Danced" followed by a Q&A with writer and director Chris Martin from Kid N Play. Seating is limited, please RSVP here for this event.

11th Annual We Are Power: Community In Action Conference

Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 8:30am to 3:30pm

11th Annual We Are Power: Community In Action Conference Logo

The Master of Social Work Department invites you to the 11th Annual We Are Power: Community In Action Conference (previously known as Diversity Day). Our theme this year is Carcerality Rules Everything Around Me (C.R.E.A.M.): Understanding Forms of Carcerality & Rebuilding Relationships. Our goal is to bring awareness to the topic of Carcerality, the ways in which our environment is set up to detain, contain, punish, and incarcerate people and communities. For more information and to register for this event, please Read more