School of Social Sciences


  • The School houses the following departments and programs:
    • Anthropology
    • Counseling
    • Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies
    • Environmental Studies and Planning
    • Geography
    • Gerontology
    • Global Studies
    • History
    • Human Development
    • Liberal Studies Ukiah Program
    • Linguistics
    • Political Science
    • Psychology
    • Sociology
    • Women's and Gender Studies
  • Social justice and equality priorities are integrated into all teaching and learning experiences.
  • Faculty come from some of the best schools in the country.
  • The School of Social Sciences is the largest School at SSU with more than 2,000 students enrolled in classes.
  • Houses the Archeological Studies Center that, using staff and anthropology interns, undertakes almost $2 million in annual contracts for their work throughout the state.
  • Alumni serve the public as elected officials developing public policy through work as senators, congresspeople, and city councils in both local and statewide positions.
  • Students and alumni develop sustainable programs for cities throughout the state.
  • Graduates have been chosen to lead social service organizations serving children and families, the elderly, animal care and homelessness, among many others.
  • Faculty in Social Sciences were trained at premier universities in the country including Yale, Harvard, Cornell, Berkeley, Princeton and MIT.
  • School of Social Sciences website