College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
A community of change-makers at Northern Arizona University
The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) includes diverse academic programs living under our umbrella, each threaded together by a shared mission. This unique configuration of programs supports innovative, boundary crossing research and provides distinctive experiential learning opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students.
We offer a wide array of social science and related professional degree programs that prepare students to be leaders and innovators in their communities and professions. The college utilizes a dynamic, immersive curriculum that prepares graduates for a world and workforce in which communication, diversity and critical thinking are essential. We are committed to:
- promoting the appreciation and importance of diversity
- advocating for the importance of community
- stressing the importance of sustainability and environmental issues
- exploring issues of justice and power
- developing global perspectives
- fostering active engagement, advocacy, and applied learning
Explore our degrees
Our departments and programs: 13 paths to making a difference
For more information, visit our Departments and Programs page.
- Applied Indigenous Studies
- School of Communication
- Criminology and Criminal Justice
- Ethnic Studies
- Geography, Planning, and Recreation
- Politics and International Affairs
- Psychological Sciences
- Social Work
- Sustainable Communities
- University Studies
- Women’s and Gender Studies
The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences has a number of institutes which link the university to the community through service opportunities, hosting events, workshops, and promoting globally effective research. Visit the institute web page to learn more.
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