With more than 5,000 undergraduate students and more than 900 master’s and doctoral students, the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSOS) is one of the largest and most academically challenging colleges at the University of Maryland. 



Several of the College’s programs are ranked among the best in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report: 
No. 1 Criminology
No. 1 Counseling (PSYC & EDUC)
No. 8 Geosciences (globally)
No. 10 Audiology
No. 14 Sociology of Population
No. 16 Speech-Language Pathology
No. 22 Economics
No. 24 Sociology
No. 28 Political Science
No. 30 Psychology
No. 33 Clinical Psychology


Campus aerial view

In 2021, our faculty brought in more than $54 million in external research funding from prestigious institutions including the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, NASA and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.