College of Behavioral & Social Sciences

Prospective Students

In making your decision about which university to attend, consider the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences at California State University, Chico. As you visit our site and learn about our people and programs, I think that you will begin to understand why we are so proud of our college. You may decide, as many others have before you, that the programs and opportunities we offer fit your interests and goals and that you would like to come here to complete the next step in your education.

We give you opportunities to learn about some of the most important challenges facing us today – poverty, economic instability, environmental pollution, prejudice and discrimination, terrorism and world conflict, and social inequality. Even more important, our academic programs and student organizations give you a chance to do something that matters concerning these issues. You can learn about ways to promote social justice and equality, increase tolerance and inclusiveness in communities, promote economic development, increase citizen involvement in all levels of government, and engage in many other positive actions to improve our world. Through service learning, internships, field experiences, and student club activities, you can put what you learn into practice and see real-life benefits of your actions.

In Behavioral and Social Sciences, we have some of the best teachers and advisors on campus. Many of our faculty receive awards for their teaching, advising, and research. They continue a long tradition of BSS faculty members being singled out across the entire campus for their exceptional work with students. Our departments are recognized for providing high quality learning environments inside and outside of the classroom. Our college puts students first: our faculty and staff are committed to your success.

We appreciate your interest in our college. If you have questions about any of our programs, please feel free to contact our office. We are always happy to talk with prospective or current students, parents, alumni, and friends.


Dr. Eddie Vela, Dean