The School of Behavioral and Social Sciences has fifteen departments. Please select your area of interest from the menu on your left.
The School of Behavioral and Social Sciences provides courses and programs that fulfill general education, transfer, Associate Degree, career technical education, and credit/noncredit certificate requirements. Courses and programs offered by the various departments mirror cutting-edge and contemporary learning protocols, and instill value and appreciation for multicultural perspectives. Courses are offered daily, evenings, and weekends, including short term, telecourse, and online educational venues taught at campuses and sites located throughout the entire college and the City and County of San Francisco.
The school includes thirteen academic departments, one department (DSPS) that is primarily a student service, and the statewide grant-funded program California Early Childhood Mentor Program (CECMP). In addition, the Child Development Department (CDEV) provides a public service by operating one half-day and four full-day pre-schools.
The School of Behavioral and Social Sciences is committed to the delivery of a broad based curriculum reflective of the highest standards of excellence and diversity which support and create a pathway for students to fulfill their educational needs while also preparing them for civic engagement and participation in a democratic society.
Each department in the School strives to continually improve the teaching and learning process, broaden student consciousness, and cultivate a personal understanding of the importance of what students learn in the classroom as it applies to their studies and the world in which they live.
The School of Behavioral and Social Sciences affirms its support and commitment for the College Mission/Vision Statement, Annual Institutional Plan, Strategic Plan and their dedication to…
- Emphasizing the central role of academic freedom and faculty professionalism in fulfillingthe teaching and learning objective of the CCSF mission
- Strengthening and improving academic courses and programs, to enhance student learningoutcomes, and promote success for all students
- Recognizing our students as individuals with equal access and rights to diverse educationalopportunities which foster self esteem, pride, cultural insights, and anappreciation of diversity
- Providing excellent instructional and student service programs which prepare our studentsfor success in the workplace as well as in the classroom
- Creating an intellectually and culturally stimulating environment based on mutualrespect wherein the free exchange of ideas is nurtured among students, faculty,and our community partners
- Providing an environment where education is an empowering and enriching experienceallowing students to acquire a body of knowledge and skills which stimulate thevalue and benefits of life long learning.