With more than 4,000 undergraduate students and more than 900 master’s and doctoral students, the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSOS) is one of the largest and most academically challenging colleges at the University of Maryland. BSOS increases understanding of and pursues innovative solutions to the challenges facing our global community. The BSOS community works to enhance international relations, advance global sustainability, understand societies and cultures and improve the human condition.

In all that we do, BSOS aims to Be the Solution to the world’s great challenges. Our students are interested in human behavior and in solving human and social problems will find many exciting opportunities through the programs and courses offered by the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences.

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Read more about our talented undergraduate students majoring in, 

  • African American Studies
  • Anthropology 
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Economics 
  • Geographical Sciences
  • Government and Politics 
  • Hearing and Speech Sciences 
  • Neuroscience
  • Psychology
  • Sociology


Several of the College’s programs are ranked among the best in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best Grad Schools listing. Criminology & Criminal Justice has again been ranked #1; the Counseling program (PSYC & EDUC) is ranked #1; Audiology is ranked #10; Sociology of Population is ranked #12; Speech-Language Pathology is ranked #1; Economics is ranked #21; Sociology is ranked #24; Government & Politics is ranked #29; Clinical Psychology is ranked #33; and Psychology is ranked #39.

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Get to know our students

BSOS Graduation Survey Report 2019

Internship 2019