Berkeley Social Science asks questions about the human condition and circumstances under which a good society can flourish.
In an ever-changing world, we ask about how population displacement, refugees, and inequality affect human flourishing; about the impacts of technology on cognition; how we can create responsible, informed citizens; and the future of democracy. In addressing these questions, we leverage the extraordinary intellectual breadth and depth of our faculty and students.
While the technology we are interacting with is new and ever-changing, the fundamental questions remain. New tools allow access to social data as never before and require new methods of training. Your support enables Berkeley Social Science to meet these challenges and embrace opportunity. No other institution creates this combination of access and excellence while enabling research for the public good and social mobility.
Philanthropic support is integral to the teaching and research of UC Berkeley. Your gift to the social sciences allows students to focus on what is most important, eases the burden of cost in the Bay Area, graduate on time and ensures their access to the greatest teachers and scholars in the world.