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Behavioral and Social Sciences Division

The Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSS) division includes many fields of study, all of which are linked via a focus on critical inquiry, theory, research, and a regard for the diversity among individuals and societies. Courses may be taken individually or as part of a certificate or degree program.

Programs and Majors

Anthropology, Economics, Gerontology, History, Human Services, International Studies, Legal Assisting, Political Science, Psychology, Social Science and Sociology

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Honors Program Office

The ARC Honors Program is a community of students and faculty who are dedicated to the pursuit of intellectual nd personal enrichment in a diverse and challenging academic environment.

Honors Program Office

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Study Abroad

The international education programs in the Los Rios Community College District promote and encourage the internationalization of the college by fostering mutual understanding, facilitating preparation and participation in the international community for the world of work.

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Dean: Kathy Sorensen (Interim)
Admin. Asst.: Shamona Thompson-Ross
Phone: (916) 484-8283
Fax: (916) 484-8519


Monday - Friday:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Davies Hall, 3rd Floor

Behavioral and Social Sciences

"Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge."

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