The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
The Mission of the College
The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences provides learning
experiences to increase students understanding of human behavior;
the workings of social, political, and economic institutions; and
the role of the environment and culture in affecting behavior. The
college also provides professional services, such as economic impact
reports and telephone surveys, to the northeast region and other
parts of the state.
Faculty are actively engaged in theoretical as well as applied research.
Most classes are small and students often work with their professors
on applied research. For example, anthropology students assist professors
excavating archaeological sites throughout Northern California to
learn more about how people lived in the past; geography students
assist faculty in map interpretation using Geographic Information
Systems (GIS) Technology.
The college offers degrees in anthropology, child development, economics,
geography, health and community service, political science, psychology,
sociology, and social work. Students choose internship experiences
from local, state, national, and international settings. Student
clubs and organizations support most majors.
The college also includes the PASSAGES Adult Resource Center, which
serves the community through a variety of programs for seniors,
adults with disabilities, and caregivers. It provides information
and assistance, care coordination, caregiver support, advocacy,
education, and volunteer opportunities. The Center serves clients
in 10 Northern California counties; most of the agencys service
is provided in Butte, Tehama, Glenn, Colusa and Plumas counties.