College of Social Sciences
SJSU is my home away from home. It is a place where I see new faces as well as familiar faces. It's a place where I can be me and unafraid.
- Eloise Irwin, '14 Political Science
College of Social Sciences graduates can do just about anything. Our grads are expert in working with people, discerning what’s meaningful within a mountain of statistics, drawing upon a thinking framework to assess and plan, and operating within complex political environments.
Equally important, our students graduate and join an impressive network of 30,000+ capable College of Social Sciences alumni—8 out of 10 of whom have built their careers right here in our Silicon Valley. Social Sciences grads lead companies, serve the needy in our neighborhoods, counsel the mentally ill, champion our human rights and uphold and improve the laws governing our citizens and our communities. Our grads make important contributions in meaningful and humane ways because that’s exactly what a Social Sciences education trains people to do.
If what we do matters to you, please invest in our college and our students.
Your gift ensures we continue our mission of delivering a high-quality education to more than 4,000 students each year.
Right now is a great time to make your gift. In addition to helping our students, you’re demonstrating that we’re in this together. And you’re adding your vote of confidence for SJSU since your gift will be made in time to count toward Acceleration: The Campaign for San José State.
Sheila Bienenfeld, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Social Sciences
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Director of Development, College of Social Sciences