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 Exelsior 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
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