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Criminology BA/Law JD - Program Requirements

(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

Completing the Criminology BA/Law JD Program

Academic Requirements

All undergraduate majors include at least 24-credit hours at the upper division (at least 300-level)

Academic Advice

Minimum grade of C required in SOC 101, SOC 206, SOC 293, SOC 294, SOC 307 and SOC 349.
Double majors must meet all the departmental requirements noted above.

Transfer Credit Policy

Students may transfer sociology and criminology courses taken elsewhere; however, the department accepts no more than 15 credit hours of appropriate sociology courses toward the major requirements. Course descriptions and syllabi may need to be provided to the department.

SUNY Seamless Transfer is a SUNY-wide program intended to make transferring to UB and other SUNY Schools simple and efficient for SUNY students. SUNY has defined courses that SUNY students can take before transferring which will apply to the major at UB and ensure timely graduation.

Information about the Transfer Path for this major can be found on the SUNY website.

Students are encouraged to contact their academic advisor or department to discuss how their coursework will apply to their degree.

Prerequisite Courses

The Accelerated Criminology BA to Law JD Program has no prerequisite courses.

Required Courses

SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
SOC 206 Social Problems
SOC 293 Social Research Methods (may substitute PSY 350 or SSC 213 with the addition of 3 credit hours of sociology electives)
SOC 294 Basic Statistics for Social Sciences (may substitute CEP 207, ECO 480, PSC 408, PSY 207, STA 119, or SSC 225 with the addition of 3 credit hours of sociology electives)
SOC 307 Criminology
SOC 317 Criminal Justice Systems
Six Criminology Electives (3 credits each) from the following list: 

Four Liberal Arts Electives (3 credits each)
Two Free Electives (3 credits each)

JD University at Buffalo – First-Year Curriculum
LAW 509 – Torts
LAW 501 – Civil Procedure
LAW 507 – Property
LAW 515 – Legal Analysis, Writing and Research I
LAW 503 – Contracts
LAW 505 – Criminal Law 
LAW 511 – Constitutional Law
LAW 516 – Legal Analysis, Writing and Research II

JD University at Buffalo – Second-Year and Third-Year Curriculum
LAW 564 – Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility
LAW experiential elective (6 credits) (see experiential list below)*
LAW seminar elective (3 credits) (see seminar list below)**
LAW research or writing-intensive elective (3 credits) (see research/writing list below)***
LAW free electives (44 credits)
*experiential course options =
LAW 523 – Judicial Externship
LAW 567 – Greening Buffalo
LAW 637 – Corporate Negotiations
LAW 828 – Innocence and Justice Project
**seminar course options
LAW 529 – Mindful and Pro-Identity
LAW 640 – Trump and the Law
LAW 656 – Privacy: Theories and History
***research/writing options
LAW 977 – Pro Se Civil Litigation Practicum
LAW 956 – Introduction to Appellate Advocacy
LAW 920 – Community Justice Clinic

Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours required for the Criminology BA/Law JD degrees
Credits Required for Major (Undergraduate) 37
Credits Required for Major (Graduate) 90
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum 36
Additional Undergraduate Liberal Arts Electives18
Total Credits Required for Degree181

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Published: Jan 30, 2023 10:57:02