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Social Sciences Interdisciplinary BA Health and Human Services Concentration/Social Work MSW - Program Requirements

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

Completing the Social Sciences Interdisciplinary BA Health and Human Services Concentration/Social Work MSW Program

Academic Requirements

For the undergraduate portion of the degree all students must maintain a minimum UB GPA of 2.000 overall, as well as a minimum GPA of 2.000 for the most recently completed semester to remain in good standing.

Academic Advice

Admission to the graduate portion of the degree is competitive. Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. Prerequisite courses listed below are for admission to the undergraduate portion of the program only. 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.

Transfer students and UB students who have left the university and returned should be aware that no more than 20% of major course work may be over 10 years old. 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 SSC/Health and Human Services major will be accepted to meet major requirements at the undergraduate level.

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.

Transfer students and UB students who have left the university and returned should be aware that no more than 20% of major course work may be over 10 years old. 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.

Prerequisite Courses

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

Required Courses

Undergraduate Courses:

The 11 required courses for the undergraduate portion of the degree are:
One introductory course*
One statistics course*
One research methods course*
One biological sciences course* (BIO 129 Perspectives in Human Biology is strongly recommended)
Two intermediate-level courses in addition to PHI 237/SSC 237 Medical Ethics: Values in Medicine*
Two courses from the chosen concentration area*
SSC 496 Human Services Internship -- recommended

Introductory Courses – 1 course

  • APY 105 Introduction to Anthropology
  • APY 106 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • APY 107 Introduction to Physical Anthropology
  • APY 108 Introduction to Archaeology
  • COM 101 Principles of Communication
  • GGS 101 Introduction to Gender and Women's Studies
  • PHI 107 Ethics
  • SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology

Statistics Courses – 1 course

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

Methods Courses – 1 course

Intermediate Courses – 3 courses

  • PHI 237/SSC 237 Medical Ethics: Values in Medicine (required)
  • Two of the following:
    • APY 275 Introduction to Medical Anthropology
    • APY 276 Culture, Health and Illness
    • APY 349 Human Genetics
    • COM 202 Intercultural Communication
    • COM 217 Communication in Organizations
    • COM 223 Principles and Methods of Interviewing
    • COM 225 Interpersonal Communication
    • GGS 225 Violence in a Gendered World
    • GGS 238 Women, Work, and Family in the 20th Century
    • GGS 265 Sexuality and Orientation
    • HIS 215 Death in America
    • LAI 205 Introduction to Child Development and Learning or 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 390 Human Services Administration

Human Biology Courses – 1 course

  • PAS 113 Human Anatomy
  • APY 345 Comparative Primate Anatomy and APY 346 Dissections in Comparative Primate Anatomy
  • BIO 129 Perspectives in Human Biology (required for students pursuing the joint health and human services/School of Social Work degree; offered fall only)
  • BIO 130 Perspectives in Human Biology
  • BIO 200 Evolutionary Biology
  • PGY 300 Human Physiology

Community Mental Health Concentration – 2 courses

  • CEP 401 Introduction to Counseling
  • CEP 404 Introduction to the Rehabilitation of Substance Abuse and Addiction
  • CEP 410 Introduction to Grief and Loss
  • CEP 453 Introduction to Rehabilitation
  • PSY 321 Psychology of Personality
  • PSY 322 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY 331 Social Psychology
  • PSY 411 Self and Self-Esteem (by exception registration only)
  • SOC 314 Sociology of Gender
  • SOC 322 Introduction to Medical Sociology
  • SOC 335 Sociology of Adolescence
  • SSC 318 Issues in Mental Health
  • SSC 320 Issues in Developmental Disabilities
  • SSC 343 Violence and the Family
  • SSC 407 Health-Care and the Elderly
  • SSC 408 Alzheimer's and Dementia
  • SSC 413 Addictions Treatment
  • SSC 414 Grantwriting for Non-profits
  • SSC 420 Child Mental Health
  • SSC 428 Health Law

Early Childhood Concentration – 2 courses

  • CDS 301 Language Development in Children (offered fall only)
  • CEP 410 Introduction to Grief and Loss
  • LAI 416 Early Childhood Education, Theory, and Practice
  • LAI 490 Seminar and Practicum in Early Childhood Programs
  • LIN 355 Child Language Development
  • PSY 321 Psychology of Personality
  • PSY 322 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY 336 Developmental Psychology
  • SOC 313 Sociology of the Family
  • SOC 314 Sociology of Gender
  • SOC 335 Sociology of Adolescence
  • SSC 305 Applied Child Development and Learning
  • SSC 320 Issues in Developmental Disabilities
  • SSC 343 Violence and the Family
  • SSC 365 The Family Process
  • SSC 413 Addictions Treatment
  • SSC 414 Grantwriting for Non-profits
  • SSC 420 Child Mental Health
  • SSC 421 Interventions and Play

Social Gerontology Concentration – take at least one course from part A and a second course from part A or part B

Part A:

  • PSY 427 Adult Development and Aging (force by special arrangement)
  • SOC 304 Sociology of Aging
  • SSC 363 The Aging Process
  • SSC 407 Healthcare and the Elderly
  • SSC 408 Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Part B:

  • CEP 401 Introduction to Counseling
  • CEP 404 Introduction to the Rehabilitation of Substance Abuse and Addiction
  • CEP 410 Introduction to Grief and Loss
  • SOC 308 Sociology of the Life Course
  • SOC 313 Sociology of the Family
  • SOC 314 Sociology of Gender
  • SOC 322 Introduction to Medical Sociology
  • SSC 343 Violence and the Family
  • SSC 365 The Family Process
  • SSC 413 Addictions Treatment
  • SSC 414 Grantwriting for Non-profits
  • SSC 428 Health Law

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 Social Sciences Interdisciplinary BA Health and Human Services 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 18
Total Credits Required for Degree 149

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: May 26, 2020 15:54:50