2017-2018 General Catalog 
    May 20, 2018  
2017-2018 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Social & Behavioral Science

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Member of Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences
Address: Building 73, Rm 101, 332 S 1400 E, Salt Lake City UT 84112
Phone: 801-581-8620
Fax: 801-585-5081

Interim Dean: Cynthia Berg, PhD.
Interim Associate Dean: Richard Forster, Ph.D.

The College of Social and Behavioral Science provides a liberal education by cultivating the intellect, knowledge of humanity, and the character and quality of life and relationships between people and their surroundings. The college encourages students to broaden their understanding of behavior and environment so that they may participate reasonably and responsibly in contemporary society. Graduate programs offer liberal learning and professional training to prepare candidates as highly competent specialists in selected disciplines.


Aerospace Studies 
Family & Consumer Studies 
Military Science 
Naval Science 
Political Science 

Centers and Institutes

Archaeological Center
Center for Natural & Technological Hazards
Center for Public Policy and Administration
Child & Family Development Center
DIGIT Laboratory
Hinckley Institute of Politics
National Center for Veterans Studies
Tanner Human Rights Center


Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Honors Bachelor of Arts (H.B.A.)
Honors Bachelor of Science (H.B.S.)
Master of Philosophy (M.Phil)
Master of Arts (M.A.)
Master of Science (M.S.)
Master of International Affairs and Global Enterprise (MIAGE)
Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.)
Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.)
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)


Environmental & Sustainability Studies Program 
Ethnic Studies Program  
Ethnic Studies Program  
Health, Society and Policy Program  
International Affairs & Global Enterprise MS Program  
Master of Public Policy Program  
Social Composite Composite Teaching


To qualify for graduation from the college, a candidate for the B.A. or B.S. degree must major in one of the degree-producing departments of the college and meet general University requirements. The following guidelines apply to all undergraduate majors in the college:

  1. Up to 24 credit hours in courses in aerospace studies, military science, and naval science may be counted toward graduation.
  2. Candidates for the B.A. degree must satisfy the University requirement for competence in a foreign language.
  3. Candidates for the B.S. degree must satisfy the University requirement for competence in mathematics.
  4. All candidates for baccalaureate degrees are required to complete allied course work in one or more fields totaling not less than 12 credit hours and meeting the approval of the major department.
  5. Candidates must be counseled regarding their degree program in accordance with the counseling requirements of their major department.
  6. Teaching major candidates must be counseled by their major department in the college. Contact the College of Education, 142 Milton Bennion Hall, 585-9436, for specific education requirements. See also College of Education.
Social Science Composite Teaching

Please see the Social Science Composite Teaching B.A., B.S., H.B.A, or H.B.S listed in the Program and Course Offerings section.

Preparation for Professional Schools

The College of Social and Behavioral Science offers many courses typically required for admission to professional schools. Students planning to enter professional studies at the University or elsewhere are advised to include in their programs the courses required by the professional school of their choice. Refer to information in this catalog concerning architecture, business, education, health, law, medicine, social work, etc.


Please the department pages for more information.

Program and Course Offerings





      Hinckley InstituteSocial and Behavioral Science

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