College of Behavioral & Social Sciences

Indicators of Success

Student Success

Far West Pop Culture Conference
Western Social Science Association
Pacific Sociological Association
BSS Symposium
The Journal of Community College Research and Practice

International Scholar Laureate Program International Relations and Diplomacy Delegate
Panetta Fellowship
CSUC Research and Creativity Award for Undergraduates

AS Government Positions
Director of University Affairs
Director of Legislative Affairs

Graduate School
CSU, Bakersfield
CSU, Chico
CSU, Fullerton
CSU, San Jose
Free University of Amsterdam
Indiana University
Northwestern University
Nottingham University
SUNY, Albany
UC, Irvine

Butte College, various Student Services positions
Staff Assistant and Legislative Aid, Capitol Hill
City Clerk, Grass Valley
Development Officer, San Jose State
Peace Corps
Pleasanton Police Department
Staff position with Student Conservation Association Excelsior Program, New York State.
Student Services, CSU, Chico
Student Services, Stanford University
Transportation Planner, Caltrans
Vocational Rehab Specialist, Catholic Charities of Santa Clara
Women’s Center Youth and Family Services, Stockton


SOSC recent internship placement


Social Science Internships by Category

Government Agencies

  • Panetta Institute for Public Policy
  • Victim Witness Assistance
  • Butte County Juvenile Detention Center
  • Pleasant Valley State Prison
  • Redding Police Department
  • Redding Library
  • UCLA Labor Occupational Safety and Health Program


  • Butte Environmental Council
  • International Rescue Committee
  • Chico Community Children's Center
  • Catalyst Domestic Violence Services
  • Torres Community Shelter
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Sonoma Valley
  • Esplanade House (Community Action Agency of Butte Co.)
  • Stonewall Alliance
  • Private Industry Council
  • Women's Resource Clinic
  • Conflict Resolution Center
  • Women's Health Specialists
  • Planned Parenthood
  • Independent Living Services
  • United Way of Northern California
  • Caminar
  • International Rescue Committee

Student Services

  • CSU, Chico Career Center
  • CSU, Chico Academic Advising
  • CSU, Chico Student Learning Center
  • CSU, Chico Accessibility Resource Center
  • CSU, Chico EOP
  • CSU, Chico Safe Place

CSU Organizations (Non-Student Services)

  • CSU, Chico Cross-Cultural Leadership Center
  • CSU, Chico AS Recycling
  • Stop the Trafficking of Peoples (STOP)
  • Passages (Foundation)

Social Services Agencies

  • Sutter County Department of Child Support Services
  • Modoc County CalWORKS
  • Plumas Rural Services
  • Valley Oak Children's Services

Job Placement Agencies

  • Business Career Network
  • Lassen Career Network
  • Butte Community Employment Center
  • Butte College Career Center

Pre K-12 Education

  • Bidwell Academy for Young Children
  • Capital City Early Head Start
  • North Marysville High School
  • Foothill High School
  • Pillars Academy
  • Vista Verde Middle School
  • Esperanza High School
  • Johnsonville School
  • Citrus Elementary School
  • Academy for Change
  • Enterprise High School

Community Colleges

  • Butte College
  • Lassen Community College
  • West Hills College

Private Sector

  • Cline & Duplissea Advocacy Firm
  • United Health Care
  • Almond Blossom Senior Care

Graduation Rates Compared to College and University

Graduation Rates for Undergraduate Transfer Students F2011-F2015

Organizational UnitTwo YearsThree YearsFour Years
Program (SOSC)60%76%92%
Distance Education (SOSC)*41%76%88%

Upper Division Undergraduate Transfer Persistence Rates

Transfer persistence rates


Student Learning and Community Service

Agencies and Organizations
  • Working Strategies for Women, Shasta Co., CA
  • Special Needs Classroom, Chico, CA
  • 6th Grade Science Camp Asst., Oroville, CA
  • Senior Nutrition Program, Shasta Co., CA
  • Head Start Program, Tucson, AZ
  • Celebrate Recovery, San Pedro, CA
  • Bread and Broth, Lake Tahoe, NV
  • Alternative Transportation Project, CSU Chico
  • Accessibility Resource Center, CSU Chico
  • American Cancer Society, Butte Co., CA
  • 5th Grade Classroom Asst., Chico, CA
  • Disabled Citizens Program, Glenn Co., CA
  • GED Tutor
  • Friends in Helping (homeless svc.), Sonoma Co.
  • Girl Scouts food drive, Moreno Valley, CA
  • 4th Grade Classroom Asst.
  • Boys and Girls Club Excel Program, Chico, CA
  • Sierra Family Svc. for Teen Parents, Roseville, CA
  • Siskiyou Land Trust Outreach and Education, Mt. Shasta, CA
Agencies and Organizations
  • Pregnant Women Support Services, Butte Co., CA 
  • Classroom Assistant/Hmong Translator, Chico, CA
  • Passages Ombudsman Program, Butte Co., CA
  • 4th/5th Grade Classroom Asst., Chico, CA
  • Harvest Sacramento Food Bank, CA
  • Environmental Science Classroom Asst., Redding, CA
  • ESL Tutor, Chico, CA
  • Loaves and Fishes, Sacramento, CA
  • “Kids at College” outreach program, Mira Costa, CA
  • Special Education Vocational and Life Skills, Los Angeles Co.
  • Lassen Modoc Food Bank, Lassen/Modoc Co, CA
  • Boys and Girls Club Activity Organizer, Santa Monica, CA
  • Plumas Rural Services, Plumas County, CA
  • Goodwill Ind. Good Partner Coach, FL
  • Boy Scouts of America, Susanville, CA
  • CREATE (eating disorder support group), Shasta Co.

Social Science Honors and Research Projects

  • Danielle Casey. “Reimaging the Detroit Landscape.” Recipient of Research and     Creativity Award for Undergraduates, 2015. ($2,250)
  • Marcee Boggs. “A Comparison between Academic Probation Students and Students in Good Standing on Self-Efficacy, Stress, and Academic Performance.” Honors in the Major Research Paper, 2015.
  • Cynthia Garrett. “Assessing the Differential Benefits of Volunteering.” Honors in the Major Research Paper, 2013.
  • Sarah Dimick. “Anti-Social Networking.” Honors in the Major Research Paper, 2012.
  • Mark Swift. “The Accumulating Academic Resources on Human Trafficking.” Honors in the Major Research Paper, 2012.
  • Deena Ainsworth. “Scientific Perspectives on Sex Addiction: A Content Analysis.” Honors in the Major Research Paper, 2010.
  • Christine Sylvia. “Challenges in Calculating Two-Year College Student Transfer Rates to Four-Year Colleges.” Honors in the Major Research Paper, 2007. Published in The Journal of Community College Research and Practice, 2010.

2017 Social Science Outstanding Senior Awards