Social and Behavioral Sciences

The social and behavioral sciences department serves the student body and the community by offering classes and workshops in the areas of general education and transfer education.

The department consists of 10 disciplines, which include:

Anthropology
Economics
Geography
Global Studies
History
Humanities
Philosophy
Political Science
Psychology
Sociology


The department offers degrees and/or certificates in the areas of  international studies, psychology and behavioral science.

Location 

Santa Maria Campus, Bldg. C
805-922-6966 ext. 3334
Fax number: 805-347-8715

Hours

Fall & Spring:
Monday-Thursday,  9:15 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Friday, closed 

Summer:
Monday-Thursday, 9:15 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. 
Friday, closed

Department Chair: Gary Bierly
Department secretary: Cyndi Wheeler

 

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