School of Social Ecology
Through research, teaching and community engagement, the School of Social Ecology focuses on science-based solutions to social and environmental problems. Departments in the School share a commitment to scholarship that seeks to disseminate knowledge beyond the confines of the university to a broader public. Faculty work to foster informed social action on issues ranging from global poverty to prison overcrowding, from gang violence to healthy child development, and from health risks to community empowerment. The School is an internationally recognized pioneer in developing interdisciplinary approaches to social problems that encourage flexibility and independent thinking among faculty and students, and nourish collaboration across different fields.