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Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

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

Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Degree Programs (SSC)

203 Clemens Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-4670
716-645-2245 x0
716-645-3640
sscidp.buffalo.edu
Susan L. Smith, PhD
Director

Graduate School of Social Work

685 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260
(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

All students must maintain a minimum UB GPA of 2.0 overall, as well as a minimum GPA of 2.0 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

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/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

PSY 250 Scientific Inquiry in Psychology
SOC 293 Social Research Methods
SSC 213 Social Research Methods


Intermediate Courses – 3 courses

PHI/SSC 237 Medical Ethics: Values in Medicine (required)

Two of the following:
APY 248 Human Genetics
APY 275 Introduction to Medical Anthropology
APY 276 Introduction to Ethnomedicine
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
JLS 131 The Family and the Law
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

ANA 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 

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 218 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 

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 412 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

Total Credit Hours Required

Credits Required for Major (Undergraduate) 38
Credits Required for Major (Graduate) 60
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum 36
Additional Credits Required for Electives 18
Total Credits Required for Degree 170


See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Refer to the Graduate School's policies and procedures manual for requirements for masters degree candidates.

Curricular Plan / Degree Map

View the Social Sciences Interdisciplinary BA Health and Human Services Concentration/Social Work MSW Curricular Plan (PDF) which is a recommended sequence of courses to help achieve this degree in five years.

Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Degree Programs (SSC)

203 Clemens Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-4670
716-645-2245 x0
716-645-3640
sscidp.buffalo.edu
Susan L. Smith, PhD
Director

Graduate School of Social Work

685 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260
(HEGIS: 49.03 HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCI, CIP: 45.0101 Social Sciences, General)
Published: November 17, 2017 09:59:33 AM