Through teaching and mentoring, CBCS works with community partners to prepare students to become service providers, professionals, scholars, and policy makers committed to improving the quality of life, health, and safety of diverse populations. The College also helps promote sustainable communities and organizations and provides systems support for creating positive change for individuals and groups. CBCS' quality educational programs are nationally recognized for their superior quality and priority on student success.

Points of Pride

  • CBCS has three top 10 Chronicle of Higher Education-ranked doctoral programs for scholarly productivity (Criminology, Communication Sciences & Disorders, and Aging Studies) and 14 undergraduate majors and master's programs.
  • Four CBCS graduate programs rated among the nation's top 50 and one program placed in the top 100 rankings released by the U.S. News World Report's "2010 America's Best Graduate Schools." Criminology placed 22nd, Audiology 24th, Rehabilitation Counseling 39th, Speech-Language Pathology 46th, and Social Work 71st.
  • The College is one of the few programs in the United States offering Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral programs in Gerontology and Aging Studies.
  • Several academic journals are edited or co-edited by CBCS faculty, such as The Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, The Journal of Emotional & Behavioral Disorders, Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, Gerontechnology, and the Journal of the American Academy of Audiology.