Research in BSOS


From climate change to international relations to racial disparities in health care, researchers in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences are exploring and addressing the most important and challenging issues of our times. 

BSOS is one of the largest colleges at the University of Maryland, and has nearly 85,000 living undergraduate and graduate alumni working in countless fields across the globe. At the heart of our college’s operations and impact are its academic and research pursuits.

Research event

In classrooms and research sites/labs, BSOS students learn from and conduct groundbreaking research alongside our world-renowned faculty, who are committed to teaching and to making valuable contributions to their disciplines. 

Interdisciplinary efforts are a hallmark of research activity in BSOS—both within the college’s numerous departments and centers, and across other colleges and units on campus. Beyond the College Park campus, we partner with state, federal, private and international entities. These collaborations are critical, as the grand challenges facing our nation and our world must be tackled from every angle. 

BSOS Research Hubs