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Welcome to the College of Social and Behavioral Science at the University of Utah!

We are focused on creating a social science way of thinking about critical challenges that all of us face in the social and natural world. Our award-winning faculty and students study a wide range of issues including climate and sustainability, social and economic inequality, immigration policies, cultural extinction, technology and society, international security, global trade, early learning and child development, health and well-being, and the roles of gender and ethnicity in society.

Throughout your time in CSBS, you will be challenged to think differently! As a result, you'll become a critical thinker, poised to become one of tomorrow's civically engaged leaders.


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Where can U go?

You can go just about anywhere with a CSBS degree, and you don't have to wait till graduation to do so either. Local and national internships are available through the college as well as the Hinckley Institute of Politics.

What We Offer

  • 11 Majors
  • 10 Minors
  • 11 Master's Programs
  • 6 Ph.D. Programs
  • 10 Specialized Certificates

College Stats

Get to know your instructors! More than 50% of CSBS classes have 30 or fewer students.

In a recent survey, 89% of students rated their undergraduate professors as great or excellent.

CSBS accounts for 5 of the top 10 undergraduate degrees awarded at the U*:

  • Psychology
  • Economics
  • Family, Community & Human Development
  • Political Science
  • Sociology

*awarded over the past 10 years

Where are they now?

It's no question that our students go on to do great things. Check out what some of our alumni have done with their CSBS degrees.

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Financial Help

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Last Updated: 5/6/19