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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. 


student research day

Graduate and undergraduate students in the college will be given the opportunity to showcase original research projects using poster presentations, and family and friends are encouraged to attend! Prizes will be awarded for best posters in each of the graduate research and undergraduate research categories thanks to our sponsors the Richard & Leslie Haskell Family Foundation!

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm

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  Be the Solution Podcast


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 holistic 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


Siegfried Karsten

MS Economics
Ph.D. Economics

Systems Analyst
Hercules Powder Company

Read more about Siegfried Karsten

Merrill K. Ridd

BS Geography
MS Geography

Emeritus Professor
University of Utah

Read more about Merrill K. Ridd

Oakley Gordon

BS Psychology
MS Psychology
Ph.D. Psychology

Associate Professor
University of Utah

Read more about Oakley Gordon

Steve Alder

BS Family and Consumer Studies
MS Family Ecology

Chief, Division of Public Health
University of Utah

Read more about Steve Alder



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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: 4/16/24