College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Archaeology students at dig
Social work student at Maucker Union
Student in interior design lab
Student and professor with drone

Welcome to the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

COVID-19 Update

In an effort to protect student and employee health
– and with guidance from the Iowa Board of Regents –
all on-campus courses will switch over to exclusive online instruction
beginning Monday, March 23 through at least Friday, April 3.

For more information and future updates, visit

INSPIRE Conference Moves to Online & Printed Showcase

Based on the campus-wide response to COVID-19, the INSPIRE conference
has moved to an online and printed showcase of student work.

The deadline for abstracts has also been extended to March 30 
to allow students more time to submit their projects.

Submit Your Project

As a reminder, we accept abstracts for poster, oral and interactive presentations 
describing undergraduate and graduate student research, internship, 
study abroad and creative performances.

Students will be able to include posters, PowerPoint slides, videos
and other materials in the showcase. These materials will be due April 17.
More information and additional submission details coming soon. 

Questions? Contact


The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (CSBS) promotes an understanding of how individuals, societies and cultures contribute to human development. Our faculty and students focus on studying real world problems, from integrating immigrants in Iowa and the causes of war in Africa, to effective crime prevention strategies and how natural disasters impact communities. We have programs that address the structure and needs of families, the role of gender and race in societies, and the history, geography and politics of every region in the world.

Explore CSBS’ diverse departments in detail by clicking on each below. For a full listing of academic programs and centers, visit