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Health and Human Services BA - Social Gerontology Concentration - Program Requirements

(HEGIS: 49.03 HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCI, CIP: 45.0101 Social Sciences, General)

Completing the Health and Human Services BA - Social Gerontology Concentration Program

Academic Requirements

Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.000 in the major. All courses taken by a student that are included in a student's chosen curriculum will be used in calculation of the major GPA. For example, if a curriculum requires a student to select two courses from a particular section and the student completes three courses from that section, all three courses would be used to calculate a student's major GPA.

Academic Advice

For students not continuously registered at UB or who are newly admitted transfer students, courses taken more than 10 years prior to the date of admission or readmission to the University may constitute no more than 20% of a major program in the Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Degree Programs. Students who have more than 20% of course work over 10 years old will be required to complete additional courses in the major.

Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Degree Programs does not support joint majors.

Students pursuing a double major may use a maximum of two advanced courses towards both majors. For example a student completing a double major between an SSC major and sociology may take only two advanced level sociology courses for completion of the SSC major. The Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Degree Program reserves the right to disallow any double major based on excessive course duplication between the two majors.

Transfer Credit Policy

All transfer courses officially articulated to UB courses used in the SSC/Health and Human Services major will be accepted to meet major requirements.

Students should consult with a departmental advisor to determine how any non-articulated transfer courses or exam credit may be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

For students not continuously registered at UB or who are newly admitted transfer students, courses taken more than 10 years prior to the date of admission or readmission to the University may constitute no more than 20% of a major in the Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Degree Programs. Students who have more than 20% of course work over 10 years old will be required to complete additional courses in the major.

Residency Requirement

At least 50 percent of coursework toward the major must be completed at UB.

Required Courses

PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
SSC 103 Introduction to Health and Human Services

Choose one statistics course from the following:

  • CEP 207 Introduction to Statistics and Computing
  • NSG 295 Statistics for Health Care
  • PSY 207 Psychological Statistics
  • SOC 294 Basic Statistics for Social Sciences
  • STA 119 Statistical Methods

Choose one research methods course from the following:

  • PSY 350 Scientific Inquiry in Psychology
  • SOC 293 Social Research Methods
  • SSC 213 Social Research Methods
  • NSG 348 Evidence Based Practice and Nursing Research
  • COM 205 Research Methods

Choose one human biology course from the following:

Intermediate Courses

PHI 237 Medical Ethics – Social and Ethical Values in Medicine

Choose one of the following intermediate courses:

Part A – Choose three courses from the following:

Part B – Choose three courses from the following:

  • CEP 401 Introduction to Counseling
  • CEP 410 Introduction to Grief and Loss
  • PSY 427 Adult Development and Aging
  • SOC 304 Sociology of Aging (if not taken for Part A)*
  • SOC 308 Lives in Time and Place*
  • SOC 313 Sociology of the Family*
  • SOC 314 Sociology of Gender*
  • SOC 322 Medical Sociology*
  • SSC 343 Violence and the Family
  • SSC 363 The Aging Process (if not taken for Part A)
  • SSC 365 The Family Process
  • SSC 390 Human Services Administration
  • SSC 407 Healthcare and the Elderly (if not taken for Part A)
  • SSC 408 Alzheimer’s & Dementia (if not taken for Part A)
  • SSC 413 Addictions Treatment
  • SSC 414 Grant writing for Nonprofits
  • SSC 428 Health Law
  • SSC 431 Special Topics
  • SSC 451 Program Evaluation
  • SSC 452 Fundraising & Philanthropy

*No more than 2 SOC courses may be taken.

Part C – both courses are required

  • SSC 496 Human Services Internship – 1
  • SSC 496 Human Services Internship – 2

Departmental Honors Requirements

A student in the Health and Human Services BA – Social Gerontology concentration is eligible for departmental honors based on her/his major grade point average. All courses taken by a student that are included in a student's chosen curriculum within the major will be used in calculation of the major GPA. For example, if a curriculum requires a student to select two courses from a particular section and the student completes three courses from that section, all three courses would be used to calculate a student's major GPA. Honors levels are Distinction with a GPA of 3.250 to 3.490, High Distinction with a GPA of 3.500 to 3.740 and Highest Distinction with a GPA of 3.750 or higher. A minimum of 50% of credits for the major must be completed at UB to be eligible for departmental honors.

Curricular Plan / Degree Map

Total credit hours required for the Social Sciences Interdisciplinary BA - Social Gerontology Concentration degree
Credits Required for Major48
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum  36
Additional Credits Required for Electives 36
Total Credits Required for Degree 120


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: Aug 02, 2021 11:30:10