Social and Behavioral Sciences Division

Welcome 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 Masters degree in Sociology and is Ph.D-ABD in Sociology.

Social and Behavioral Sciences houses ten departments that focus on the understanding of human beings and the societies and cultures they create. Issues relevant to our modern society – violence, poverty, global warming, addiction, divorce, and bigotry – are all studied in the SBS Division.

With popular majors like education, history, political science, and psychology, Social and Behavioral Sciences is one of the largest divisions on campus providing a wide array of educational opportunities to students each semester and offering educational degrees that transfer to nearly all regional universities.