Social and Behavioral Sciences Division

Lee-KildowWelcome to the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at North Idaho College.


We pride ourselves on being a student-centered college, where excellence is measured by student success. SBS is chaired by Alan Lamb, who has been employed at NIC since 1995. Alan has a BA in Anthropology, a Master’s Degree in Sociology, and has completed doctoral coursework in Sociology.

Social and Behavioral Sciences houses 10 departments that focus on the understanding of human beings and the societies and cultures they create. Issues relevant to our modern society including such things as culture, globalization, crime and the justice system, early childhood learning, education, Native American culture and history, history and the human experience, government, international relations, violence, social and economic inequality, substance abuse, sustainability, social and family needs, etc. are all studied in the SBS Division.

With 10 different majors — American Indian Studies, Anthropology, Child Development, Criminal Justice, Education, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Social Work — Social and Behavioral Sciences is one of the largest divisions on campus. SBS provides a wide array of educational opportunities to students each semester and offers educational degrees that transfer to nearly all regional universities.