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Sociology BA/MA - Applied Social Research - Program Requirements

(HEGIS: 22.08 SOCIOLOGY, CIP: 45.1101 Sociology)

Department of Sociology

430 Park Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-4670

Dr. Robert Adelman
Department Chair

Dr. Kristen Schultz Lee
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Associated Programs

Completing the Sociology BA/MA - Applied Social Research Program

Academic Requirements

Students applying to the undergraduate portion of the BA/MA program should have completed at least 60 undergraduate credits (with at least two Sociology courses completed) with an overall GPA of 2.750 and GPA of 3.200 in Sociology. Students can apply for the combined program during the spring of their sophomore year or later. The graduate admission committee must approve all applications.

Academic Advice

Four of the five undergraduate electives must be research-focused sociology courses. See current list of approved courses on the Department's website.

Most of these courses are only offered once each year; therefore, students need to plan ahead to be certain that they enroll in the required courses during the appropriate semesters.

Transfer Credit Policy

Students may transfer sociology courses taken elsewhere; however, the department accepts no more than 15 credit hours of appropriate sociology courses toward the major requirements. Course descriptions and syllabi may need to be provided to the department.

SUNY Seamless Transfer is a SUNY-wide program intended to make transferring to UB and other SUNY Schools simple and efficient for SUNY students. SUNY has defined courses that SUNY students can take before transferring which will apply to the major at UB and ensure timely graduation.

Information about the Transfer Path for this major can be found on the SUNY website.

Students are encouraged to contact their academic advisor or department to discuss how their coursework will apply to their degree.

Prerequisite Courses

2 undergraduate sociology courses, including SOC 101
60 undergraduate credits

Required Courses

Students must complete with a C or better the required undergraduate courses SOC 101, SOC 293, SOC 294, SOC 349, plus twelve sociology credit hours that include a research component (see sociology department website for list of courses that meet this requirement) plus an additional 3 credit hours in sociology courses at the 300/400 level, for a total of fifteen credit hours.

At the Graduate level, students must complete a total of 30 hours, including 9 hours of required credits (SOC 504, SOC 567, SOC 606, with a grade of C or higher), 9 graduate-level credits chosen from list of research-focused courses (see department website for course list), and 6-12 credits in electives, with the options to take up to 3 credits in Thesis Guidance or 3 credits in Sociology Topics.

Departmental Honors Requirements

The honors program in the Department of Sociology requires a minimum GPA of 3.250 in sociology and overall. Students must have junior or senior standing and be a major in sociology. Students choosing to participate in the honors program are required to complete 6 hours of honors credit in the department, normally spanning two semesters.

Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours required for the Sociology BA/MA - Applied Social Research degrees
Credits Required for Major (Undergraduate)28
Credits Required for Major (Graduate) 30
Additional Credits Required for UB CurriculumĀ  33
Additional Credits Required for Electives 46
Total Credits Required for Degree 137

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 13:19:51