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Criminology BA/Law JD - Academic Experience

(HEGIS: 22.09 CRIMINOLOGY, CIP: 45.0401 Criminology)

Department of Sociology

430 Park Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-4670

Dr. Robert Adelman
Department Chair

Dr. Hanna Grol-Prokopczyk
Director of Undergraduate Studies

School of Law

School of Law
Office of Admissions
309 O’Brian Hall

Associated Programs

Associated Subjects

Experiential Learning

Independent Study

Sociology and criminology students occasionally work individually with faculty through independent studies, assisting with ongoing research projects or developing projects of their own. Valuable research experience may be acquired in this manner.

Internship Program

The internship program is designed to provide practical career-related experience to the sociology and criminology majors. Placements are available in a wide variety of settings. Internship opportunities are restricted to majors and social justice minors only with junior or senior class standing.

Study Abroad

London Study Abroad Program

Each spring, the Department offers a semester-long study abroad program in London, one of the most vibrant, multicultural, and truly global cities in the world. The program provides an insider's view of London by combining comparative coursework on cutting-edge social issues, the opportunity to pursue independent research, and a professional internship for academic credit. The internships are designed to integrate students into a local organization and provide students with an opportunity to enhance intercultural skills and career prospects while making an active contribution to the company or organization. You can find more information about the program on our website, by contacting the Study Abroad office (716-645-3912).

Winter Session

The department usually offers a number of winter session courses, which can include courses in London and Singapore.

Extracurricular Activities

Alpha Kappa Delta/Zeta Chapter at UB accepts sociology and criminology majors with a minimum GPA of 3.000 in their major and overall. Students must have completed at least 12 credit hours in sociology and must be at least a junior. For more information, call (716) 645-2417.

The Undergraduate Sociology Club welcomes all students interested in sociology, regardless of major. Attending the meetings and events of the Sociology Club is one of the best ways to get connected to the department. The Club sponsors events such as movie nights, dinners with faculty, seminars and speakers, field trips, job market and graduate school information sessions, and otherwise serves as a gathering-point for student interests and activities. For more information, email or call (716) 645-2417.

See the UB Student Association webpage.

Honors and Awards

The Lucia Maria Houpt Prize is awarded each year at graduation "to a student of the senior class judged as having shown the greatest excellence and proficiency in the work of the Sociology department during the academic year."

Majors and minors in the sociology department in good standing are invited each year to submit term papers or sociological research projects (including Honors theses and Independent Study final papers) written within the current academic year for consideration for the Best Undergraduate Student Paper Award.

Departmental Honors

The honors program provides students with a unique opportunity to pursue an individual research project under close faculty supervision. Honors graduates will be designated as graduating with honors (minimum GPA of 3.250), high honors (minimum 3.500), or highest honors (minimum 3.750).

Published: Jan 30, 2023 10:57:02