School of Social Sciences & Education

Majors that make a difference. 

The School of Social Sciences and Education (SSE) has some of the most popular majors on campus, as well as nearly 70% of CSUB’s graduate and professional degree programs. That’s probably because SSE offers many advantages and benefits, including:

Dedicated Professors.

At CSU Bakersfield, you won’t be just another face in the crowd. And your classes won’t be taught by teaching assistants. Instead, you’ll work closely with highly qualified and experienced Ph.D. professors who get to know their students personally. SSE faculty members are respected academic experts and community leaders – as well as dynamic, engaging educators who genuinely care about helping their students succeed.

Community Connections.

The School of SSE is closely connected to the city of Bakersfield and surrounding Kern County. We have forged strong partnerships with local school districts, criminal justice agencies, non-profit groups, and other organizations. CSUB students and faculty provide valuable research and community services that help enhance and enrich the lives of local residents.

Exciting Opportunities.

Students in SSE benefit from a variety of unique internship opportunities in the local community as well as the chance to study abroad. Professors serve as mentors and advisors to help students explore the “real world” and experience what it’s like to work in their chosen fields.

Rewarding Careers.

SSE provides students an outstanding education and the foundation for future success in a wide range of careers. Our graduates go on to challenging and personally rewarding careers as teachers, police officers, social workers, psychologists, counselors, therapists, researchers, and community and business leaders. 


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School of Social Sciences & Education (SSE)

California State University, Bakersfield

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Bakersfield, CA 93311

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