College of Behavioral & Social Sciences

Welcome to the College of Behavioral & Social Sciences

Mission Statement

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences advances innovative and high-quality teaching and research to expand our understanding of behavioral, social, cultural, and environmental aspects of the human condition.  In collaboration with local, regional, and global communities, the College promotes student learning, ethical leadership, and responsible citizenship.

An anthropology student digs at an excavation site


Butte Hall, Room 311

Two young children work on a science experiment

Child Development

Modoc Hall, Room 216

An Economics faculty member advises a student


Butte Hall, Room 603

"Energetic," answers a student when asked "What does Real Food make you?" for a project by a Geography class

Geography & Planning

Butte Hall, Room 507

A student smiles as she hands out food

Health & Community Services

Butte Hall, Room 607

students at graduation day

Multicultural & Gender Studies

Siskiyou Hall, Room 102

"I'm psyched!" says a Psychology student's graduation cap


Modoc Hall, Room 215

Four students smile during the commencement ceremony for the college of behavioral and social sciences

Social Science

Butte Hall, Room 611

Student hands bag of food to elderly man

Social Work

Butte Hall, Room 511

students listen to a lecture


Butte Hall, Room 615

butte hall

Upcoming Events

Annual Scholarship Ceremony
Tuesday,November 14, 2017
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. 
BMU 203

Faculty Colloquium
Monday, December 4, 2017
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
BMU Auditorium

Student Research Symposium
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
5:00 - 7:30 p.m. 
BMU Auditorium


BSS Awards Ceremony
Friday, May 18, 2018
5:00 - 5:45 p.m.
Paved area between Butte and Plumas Halls

Commencement Exercises
Friday, May 18, 2018
7:00 p.m.
University Stadium–Tickets required