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 Dr. Carol Lindsay who has been employed at NIC since 1985. Carol has a Ph.D. in Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Emphasizing Early Child Development and is committed to the educational success of every student who embarks on their higher education journey in the Social & Behavioral Sciences Division.

Social and Behavioral Sciences houses thirteen 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 more than 5300 educational opportunities to students each semester and offering educational degrees that transfer to nearly all regional universities.