Composed of over 20 schools, departments, research and outreach centers, the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) offers 24 Bachelors degrees and Accelerated Masters Programs (AMPs) to over 5000 UA undergraduate student majors. With eight of our fifteen academic departments are ranked in the top 25 nationally, students have the opportunity to learn from some of the leading scholars and best educators in their fields.
An SBS education instills in students the importance of living an engaged, socially responsible life as a worker, local and global citizen, and leader. In SBS, we study people, including how their values and belief systems, their modes of social interaction, and their social and cultural practices impact others and the natural and built environments in which we live. SBS students are equipped with the depth and breadth of knowledge needed to understand the causes of some of our most pressing societal issues, and they can analyze these from multiple perspectives. They also learn social science research skills to find solutions for our collective challenges.
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In addition SBS is committed to providing its students with engaged learning opportunities both inside and outside the classroom to help them develop and apply their knowledge and skills to problems in research labs, field research in the community, and experiences in the working world. These opportunities come in the form of internships, service learning, directed research, independent study, senior capstone, study abroad and preceptorships.
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The knowledge and skill sets SBS graduates possess are crucial for success in life beyond the UA. They include:
- Strong writing and communication skills
- Ability to collect, analyze and interpret quantitative and qualitative data
- Ability to understand complex problems from multiple perspectives and to offer solutions
- Ability to work with diverse populations in individual and team settings
- Second language proficiency
- Strong computer skills
- Ability to perform literature reviews and conduct independent research
Requirements for undergraduate admission into the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences are the same as those for admission to University of Arizona. For more information regarding admission and campus visits, please see: