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

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