College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

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The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences is addressing humanity’s deepest needs

SBS spans the sciences and humanities. Our students and faculty explore what it means to be human in the 21st century through topics including anthropology, sociology, compassion studies and American Indian studies. In all we do, we’re guided by our belief that collaboration among people with different perspectives, values and backgrounds enhances possibilities for learning and positive social impact.

Your support helps us recruit and retain internationally renowned faculty members. Not only do our students benefit, community members can as well through a wide variety of public lectures, panels and events throughout the year. Your gifts also ensure students in every SBS discipline graduate with hands-on experience.


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“Here at the ‘People College,’ we’re constantly seeking innovative ways to better our programs and the student and community experience. Thank you for bringing those ambitions to life with your generous support.”

– Dean John Paul Jones III

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Gifts to the College of SBS Annual Giving Fund improve the student experience by funding important needs such as travel to conferences and student publications. Your support also helps us serve the community through outreach programs like the Tucson Poverty Project. 


Magellan Circle Scholarship Fund

Provide flexible support to allow students and faculty to examine the biggest questions facing humanity.

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SBS General Scholarship Fund

We offer 150 undergraduate scholarships each year, but with more than 6,000 students, there is so much more we can do. Your support will help as many deserving students as possible.

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SBS Annual Giving Fund

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SBS Community Classroom

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UA Community and School Garden Fund

Your support connects students in public schools with Tucson’s 4,000-year agricultural legacy by planting, maintaining, and engaging in school gardens. Using gardens as dynamic educational tools, we help cultivate community, connect students with their local food system and use gardens as STEM learning labs.

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