Social Sciences

2015-16 General Catalog

460 Humanities and Social Sciences Building
(831) 459-3212


Program Description

The Division of Social Sciences focuses on the study of human relationships and society. As global economic and political changes transform the world around us, social scientists help us meet the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.

Our eight departments offer more than 30 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including many that are interdisciplinary collaborations. Our faculty members conduct leading-edge research in their fields, frequently working with students in research clusters linking departments to our research centers. We also offer extensive opportunities for experiential learning through field studies.

Our research, teaching, and state-of-the-art facilities provide students with a comprehensive and rigorous education that prepares them for productive careers and further academic pursuits. For more information on the division, see our web site at:

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Revised: 09/01/15