Social and Behavioral Sciences Division


Welcome to the Social and Behavioral Sciences Division at North Idaho College. We pride ourselves on being a student-centered division, where excellence is measured by their success.

Social and Behavioral Sciences is chaired by Alan Lamb, who has been employed by NIC since 1995. Alan has a BA in Anthropology, a Master’s Degree in Sociology, and has completed doctoral coursework in Sociology. Brad Codr, the SBS Assistant Division Chair, has a BS in Sociology and Anthropology. Brad also received a Master's Degree in Anthropology from the University of Idaho, and a PhD from Purdue University. 

Social and Behavioral Sciences focuses 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, and social and family needs — are all studied in the SBS Division.

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