Departments and Units


Are you fascinated
by the sociological aspects of online game-playing?  Are you interested in the effects of television violence? The ethics of medical research? Border issues between the U.S. and Mexico? How about how societal pressures affect the self-image of teenage girls? The hidden causes of World War II? The role of women in biblical times? Efforts to preserve Native American languages? These issues, and thousands of other relevant and important modern topics,  are explored within the 20 units of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

SBS is the one of UA's largest colleges, housing several of the University's most popular majors, including communication, government and public policy, and journalism. Many programs are interdisciplinary, examining contemporary issues with direct relevance to today's ever-changing society.

Special Programs

SBS Centers, Departments and Schools

Title Website
Arizona Center for Turkish Studies http://acts.arizona.edu/
Binational Migration Institute http://bmi.arizona.edu
Center for Border and Global Journalism http://borderjournalism.arizona.edu
Center for Compassion Studies http://compassioncenter.arizona.edu/
Center for Digital Society and Data Studies http://cdsds.arizona.edu
Center for Judaic Studies http://judaic.arizona.edu/
Center for Latin American Studies http://las.arizona.edu/
Center for Mediterranean Archaeology and the Environment http://cmate.arizona.edu/
Center for Regional Food Studies http://foodstudies.arizona.edu/
Department of American Indian Studies http://ais.arizona.edu/
Department of Economics http://econ.arizona.edu/
Department of English http://english.arizona.edu/
Department of Gender and Women’s Studies http://gws.arizona.edu/
Department of History http://history.arizona.edu/
Department of Linguistics http://linguistics.arizona.edu/
Late Medieval and Reformation Studies http://dlmrs.web.arizona.edu/
National Institute for Civil Discourse http://nicd.arizona.edu/
Rombach Institute on Crime, Delinquency, and Corrections https://sgpp.arizona.edu/content/rombach-institute-crime-delinquency-and-corrections
School of Geography and Development http://geography.arizona.edu/
School of Government and Public Policy http://sgpp.arizona.edu/
School of Information http://si.arizona.edu/
School of Journalism http://journalism.arizona.edu/
School of Middle Eastern & North African Studies http://menas.arizona.edu/
School of Sociology http://sociology.arizona.edu/
Southwest Institute for Research on Women http://sirow.arizona.edu/
The Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) http://cmes.arizona.edu/
The Center for the Philosophy of Freedom http://freedomcenter.arizona.edu/
The Department of Communication http://comm.arizona.edu/
The Department of Mexican American Studies http://mas.arizona.edu/
The Department of Philosophy http://philosophy.arizona.edu/
The School of Anthropology http://anthropology.arizona.edu/
The Southwest Center http://swc.arizona.edu/