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

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

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

Academic Requirements

Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.000 in the undergraduate major. All courses taken by a student that are included in the Health and Human Services- Social Gerontology 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

Admission to the graduate portion of the degree is competitive. Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. 

Students need a human biology course for successful completion of the graduate program, so they are advised to take BIO 129 Human Biology to meet the biological sciences requirement for the undergraduate portion of the degree. Students must also have related work experience, an extensive volunteer background, or an internship administered through an academic program to be a viable candidate for admission to the MSW portion of the degree.

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 the Health and Human Services-Social Gerontology major. Students who have more than 20% of course work over 10 years old will be required to complete additional courses in the major.

Transfer Credit Policy

All transfer courses officially articulated to UB courses used in the Health and Human Services BA – Social Gerontology concentration will be accepted to meet undergraduate 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 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 Program. 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 undergraduate major must be completed at UB.

Required Courses

Undergraduate 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:

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

  • APY 275 Culture, Health and Illness
  • COM 202 Intercultural Communication
  • COM 217 Communication in Organizations
  • COM 223 Principles and Methods of Interviewing
  • COM 225 Interpersonal Communication
  • GGS 265 Sexuality and Cultures
  • GGS 325 Violence in a Gendered World
  • GGS 360 Women's Health: Problems and Practices
  • HIS 215 Death in America
  • HIS 240 Alcohol and Other Drugs in American History
  • HIS 241 Sexuality in America
  • HIS 345 US Disability History
  • LAI 205 Introduction to Child Development
  • NSG 250 Human Growth and Development
  • SOC 206 Social Problems
  • SOC 211 Sociology of Diversity
  • SSC 209 Case Management
  • SSC 210 Skill Development in Human Service
  • SSC 235 Introduction to Nonprofit Organizations

Select four of the following concentration courses:

*BIO 129 is recommended

**No more than 2 SOC courses may be taken.

*** SSC 496 is strongly recommended.

Graduate Courses:

SW 500 Social Welfare History and Policy
SW 503 Diversity and Oppression
SW 505 Theories of Human Behavior and Development
SW 506 Theories of Organizational Behavior and Development
SW 510 Scientific Methods in Social Work
SW 514 Evaluation in Social Work
SW 520 Interventions I
SW 521 Interventions II
SW 542 Perspectives on Trauma and Human Rights
SW 543 Professional Development Seminar, 1 credit
SW 550 Field Instruction I
SW 551 Field Instruction II (4 credits)
SW 552 Field Instruction III, 4 credits
SW 553 Field Instruction IV
Advanced Interventions (One course)
Advanced Topic Analysis (Two courses)
Electives (9 credits total)

Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours required for the Health and Human Services BA-Social Gerontology Concentration/Social Work MSW degrees
Credits Required for Major (Undergraduate)35
Credits Required for Major (Graduate)60
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum  36
Additional Credits Required for Electives 22
Total Credits Required for Degree 153


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.

Refer to the Graduate School's Policies and Procedures Manual for requirements for master's degree candidates.

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: Nov 23, 2021 13:19:22