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Health and human Services BA - Child and Family Studies Concentration/MSW - Applying to the Program

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

Becoming a Health and human Services BA - Child and Family Studies Concentration/MSW Student

Becoming a University at Buffalo Student

Admission to UB is based on a holistic review. We consider high school average, class rank (where applicable), strength of the high school academic record and SAT or ACT scores, if applicable. UB supports SUNY’s decision to temporarily suspend SAT and ACT requirements for admissions for the 2021-22 academic year. This temporary change of admissions eligibility requirements applies to the spring 2021, fall 2021 and spring 2022 cycles. A personal essay, recommendations, documented creative talent, demonstrated leadership, community service and special circumstances are also considered.

The following is not required for admission, but is suggested as adequate preparation for university-level coursework:

  • Four years of English (with a substantial writing component).
  • Four years of social studies.
  • Three years of college-preparatory science.
  • Three years of a second language.
  • Three years of college-preparatory mathematics.

Visit Undergraduate Admissions to learn more.

Freshman Admission to the Program

All entering first-year students who select Health and Human Services BA – Child and Family Studies on their UB application will be listed as approved undergraduate majors. Continuation in the major will be contingent on completing PSY 101 and SSC 103 with a minimum grade of C in each, and attaining a UB grade point average of 2.000, within three semesters of admission to the major. 

The Health and Human Services BA – Child and Family Studies is coordinated by the Social Sciences Interdisciplinary (SSC) program. Ongoing advisement concerning program requirements and expectations for maintaining good standing in the program will be provided by the SSC staff in 203 Clemens Hall.

Students are not automatically accepted into the graduate portion of the program (MSW). They must apply separately to the School of Social Work, typically in their junior year. Please see "Current UB Students Applying to the Program" below for more information. 

Transfer Admission to the Program

Transfer students must first apply to the university and meet the university's transfer admission requirements. Applications are then forwarded to the staff in the Social Sciences Interdisciplinary (SSC) program, which oversees the major, for review and major course equivalency evaluation.

All entering transfer students who select Health and Human Services BA – Child and Family Studies on their UB application will be listed as approved undergraduate majors. Continuation in the major will be contingent on completing PSY 101 and SSC 103 with a minimum grade of C in each, and attaining a UB grade point average of 2.000, within three semesters of admission to the major. 

The Health and Human Services BA – Child and Family Studies is coordinated by the Social Sciences Interdisciplinary (SSC) program. Ongoing advisement concerning program requirements and expectations for maintaining good standing in the program will be provided by the SSC staff in 203 Clemens Hall.

Transfer students interested in the BA/MSW should enroll at the University at Buffalo in the fall semester to keep to the optimal timeline for completion of the degree.
Transfer students must complete at least 50% of the undergraduate major course work at the University at Buffalo.

Transfer students will apply to the graduate portion of the degree through the regular application process. Please see “Current UB Students Applying to the Program” below.

Current UB Students Applying to the Program

Current UB students seeking admission to Health and Human Services BA – Child and Family Studies will be added to the major upon request. Continuation in the major will be contingent on completing PSY 101 and SSC 103 with a minimum grade of C in each, and attaining a UB grade point average of 2.000, within three semesters of admission to the major. Students should visit the Social Sciences Interdisciplinary (SSC) program in 203 Clemens Hall for advising and assistance.

The Health and Human Services BA – Child and Family Studies is coordinated by the Social Sciences Interdisciplinary (SSC) program. Ongoing advisement concerning program requirements and expectations for maintaining good standing in the program will be provided by the SSC staff in 203 Clemens Hall.

For admission into the graduate portion of the degree, students must:

  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.000 overall
  • Complete eleven of the fifteen courses in the undergraduate program.
  • Completed all undergraduate UB Curriculum requirements.
  • Completed 93 undergraduate credit hours.
  • Have significant employment, volunteer, or internship experience in a human services setting. Students are strongly advised to take SSC 496 HS1 Human Services Intern 1.

Students should begin the application process to the graduate portion of the degree in the fall semester of their junior year. The School of Social Work accepts applications for admission in fall semesters only.

Admission to the graduate portion of the program is competitive. Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the Graduate School of Social Work.

Suggested Introductory Courses

  • PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
  • SSC 103 Introduction to Health and Human Services
  • BIO 129 Perspectives in Human Biology
  • A basic statistics course 
 
Published: Nov 23, 2021 13:19:21