Mission and Vision Statement

College of Social & Behavioral Sciences Mission Statement

The College of Social & Behavioral Sciences is dedicated to studying behavior and thought in their individual, social, cultural, physical, and historical contexts, and to the beneficial application of this knowledge.  The College prepares students for productive careers and engaged citizenship through general education instruction, and major, minor, and interdisciplinary programs which emphasize critical and scientific thinking.  Through teaching, scholarship, and service, the College’s faculty aims to enhance social justice, environmental awareness, and the quality of life in northern Utah and beyond.

College of Social & Behavioral Sciences Vision Statement

The College of Social & Behavioral Sciences aspires for its academic programs to be recognized as regional leaders among comprehensive universities for:

  • Commitment to effective teaching that emphasizes close faculty-student interactions and rich opportunities for student experiential learning, including faculty-guided research, internships, and community engagement.
  • Research that advances understanding of behavior and thought in its individual, social, cultural, physical, and historical contexts.
  • Outreach that establishes the College as an invaluable resource in the northern Utah community and beyond.