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In the face of today’s grand challenges, interdisciplinary solutions are paramount. With shifting global economies, climate upheavals, and escalating health crises, the College of Social and Behavioral Science’s diverse departments, programs, and centers empower students to grasp the vital connection between disciplines in formulating effective human-centered solutions. 



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New Collaboration in Utah Revolutionizes Higher Education Accessibility

The Juniper Building at Salt Lake Community College’s Herriman Campus to provide students a first-of-its-kind collaboration between SLCC and the University of Utah.

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Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

We in the College of Social and Behavioral Science recognize that diversity and inclusion are necessary for a wholistic educational experience.

Our aim is to create and sustain a climate where all individuals treat each other with respect and dignity. Only then can we all stretch our minds to places that may feel intellectually unfamiliar, but that excite the mind and lead to new discoveries that benefit societies here and around the globe.

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Alumni, Emeriti, & Friends

We'd love to hear from you!

If you'd like to be featured in our spotlights, please send your biography and a photo to Lynne Shaffer or


Pamela Perlich

Ph.D. Economics

Director of Demographic Research
Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute - University of Utah

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Lace Padilla

PhD Psychology

Assistant Professor
University of California Merced

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Rick Larsen

BS Political Science

President & CEO
Sutherland Institute

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Spence Hoole

BS Political Science
BS Economics

President & CEO
Diversified Insurance Group

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Our students come here because they really want to change the world, and they're going to do exactly that. Thanks to your support, the college continues to produce graduates who truly are the solution to life's challenges.


Last Updated: 9/11/23