Welcome to the College of Social Sciences: The World is Our Classroom

The College of Social Sciences offers a broad and exciting range of majors, minors, and certificates that will prepare you to take your place in a rapidly changing world. Students majoring in the Social Sciences engage in archaeological fieldwork, moot court, mock trial, geographic information tracking, historical symposia, and a broad range of service learning activities. The faculty and staff of the College of Social Sciences look forward to working and learning with you!

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Departments and Programs

Africana Studies

The Africana Studies Program offers an interdisciplinary curriculum containing cross-cultural courses about the experiences of African peoples all over the world and other ethnic groups.


Anthropology is concerned with everything that is human, in all parts of the world, both present and past. It is unique among the social sciences in its holistic scope.

Chicano and Latin American Studies

Chicano and Latin American Studies is successful in presenting a highly informed, active, and challenging view of the Chican@/Latin@ experience in the U.S.  

Child and Family Science

Child and Family Science offers a unique set of programs that include Child Development and Family Science programs that reflect our interdisciplinary foundation from home economics


Criminology provides undergraduate and graduate education in Criminology for students planning professional careers in the criminal justice field.

Geography and City and Regional Planning

Students are trained to be equipped with theoretical knowledge and practical experience needed for a successful career as an urban and regional planner, GIS analyst, data and mapping consultant.


History offers a major and minor for the Bachelor of Arts degree, a graduate program leading to the Master of Arts, and courses for use in the teaching credential program.

Political Science

Political Science students study voting, elections, the structures of government institutions, and how governments around the world differ and interact.


Sociology is committed to a critical engagement with social life through an emphasis on social inequities, social justice, and social change.


Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Through inventive classes, community engagement, and thoughtful mentoring, the program lets students craft an education that fits their personal and career goals.

You can find all of our College's latest news in the Social Sciences blog!

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Contact Us

Mailing Address

California State University, Fresno 
College of Social Sciences 
Office of the Dean
5340 N. Campus Drive MS/SS91
Fresno, CA 93740

Complete our online form.

Office Hours

8:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m  
1:00 p.m to 5:00 p.m
Closed for Lunch from 12:00 p.m-1:00 p.m 

Phone: (559) 278-3013 
FAX: (559) 278-7664

Where We Are Located 

We are located in the Social Science building first floor room 108 (Campus map).