A community of change-makers

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) is the largest college in the university. While we have many diverse academic programs living under our umbrella, every program in the College is threaded together by a common mission.

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

These are ideals that are consistently proven true through the research and accomplishments of our students, faculty, and alumni.

Our departments: 11 paths to making a difference (academic units)

You want to make your mark on the world, but which path will you take? We have 11 departments and programs within the college and numerous degree programs in each to choose from. 

In addition, the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences has a number of institutes which link the university and its students and faculty to the community through service opportunities, hosting events and workshops, and promoting globally effective research. Visit the institute web pages below to learn more.

Connect with us

If you are an alumnus, donor, or potential employer of one of our stellar students, discover how you can connect with us.

Current student resources

Advising? Enrollment? Graduation? We’ve got you covered. Check out our student resources to get started.

SBS events

We host various events for students, faculty, and the northern Arizona community. See our events page for what’s on deck.