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Social Justice Minor - Academic Experience

(HEGIS: , CIP: 45.1101 Sociology)

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

Associated Subjects

Experiential Learning

Social Justice Internships

A requirement of the social justice minor is that students complete a social justice internship. A list of organizations with a social justice mission that have agreed to host interns from our department is located in the sociology main office.

Independent Study

Students in our undergraduate programs occasionally work individually with faculty through independent studies, assisting with ongoing research projects or developing projects of their own. Valuable research experience may be acquired in this manner.

Study Abroad

London Study Abroad Program

Each spring, the Department offers a semester-long study abroad program in London, one of the most vibrant, multicultural, and truly global cities in the world. The program provides an insider's view of London by combining comparative coursework on cutting-edge social issues, the opportunity to pursue independent research, and a professional internship for academic credit. The internships are designed to integrate students into a local organization and provide students with an opportunity to enhance intercultural skills and career prospects while making an active contribution to the company or organization. You can find more information about the program on the Study Abroad website, by contacting the Study Abroad office (716-645-3912).

Winter Session

The Department usually offers a number of Winter Session courses, which can include courses in London and Singapore.

Extracurricular Activities

Alpha Kappa Delta/Zeta Chapter at UB accepts sociology majors and minors with a minimum GPA of 3.000 in sociology and overall. Students must have completed at least 12 credit hours in sociology and must be at least a junior. For more information, call (716) 645-2417.

The Undergraduate Sociology Club welcomes all students interested in sociology, regardless of major. Attending the meetings and events of the Sociology Club is one of the best ways to get connected to the department. The Club sponsors events such as movie nights, dinners with faculty, seminars and speakers, field trips, job market and graduate school information sessions, and otherwise serves as a gathering-point for student interests and activities. For more information, email or call (716) 645-2417.

See the UB Student Association webpage.

Honors and Awards

Majors and minors in the sociology department in good standing are invited each year to submit term papers or sociological research projects (including Honors theses and Independent Study final papers) written within the current academic year for consideration for the Best Undergraduate Student Paper Award.

Published: Feb 01, 2023 08:51:08