2017-18
Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

Social Sciences Interdisciplinary BA - Health and Human Services Community Mental Health Concentration - 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
(HEGIS: 49.03 HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCI, CIP: 45.0101 Social Sciences, General)

Completing the Social Sciences Interdisciplinary BA - Health and Human Services Community Mental Health Concentration Program

Academic Requirements

Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.33 in the major. All courses taken by a student that are included in a student's chosen curriculum within the major 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

Each course taken may be counted only once and applied toward only one requirement (e.g., SSC 218 may be applied to Part A or Part B of the concentration courses, but not to both). Many courses in the focus areas have prerequisite requirements. For more information students should check individual course descriptions in the undergraduate catalog and/or speak with the Cognitive Science advisor. 

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.

Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Degree Programs does not support joint majors. 

Students pursuing a double major may use a maximum of two advanced courses towards both majors.

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.

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 human biology course
Two intermediate-level courses in addition to PHI/SSC 237 Medical Ethics: Values in Medicine
One Part A Community Mental Health course

Three part B Community Mental Health courses

Two internship courses, SSC 496 HS1 and SSC 496 HS2

Introductory Courses: (One 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: (One 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: (One Course)

NSG 348 Evidenced Based Practice and Nursing Research (nursing double degree students only) 
PSY 250 Scientific Inquiry in Psychology 
SOC 293 Social Research Methods 
SSC 213 Social Research Methods

Intermediate Courses: (Three 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: (One 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 Electives

No more than 2 psychology (PSY), 2 sociology (SOC) and 2 counseling (CEP) classes may be taken

Each course taken may be counted only once and applied toward only one requirement (e.g., SSC 218 may be applied to part A or to Part B, but not to both)

Part A: choose 1 of the following:

SSC 218 Issues in Mental Health
SSC 320 Issues in Developmental Disabilities
SSC 413 Addictions Treatment
SSC 420 Child Mental Health

Part B: choose 3 of the following:

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

Practicum (a two-semester sequence; both courses are required):

SSC 496 HS1 Human Services Intern 1 (first semester)
SSC 496 HS2 Human Services Intern 2 (second semester)

Departmental Honors Requirements

A student in the SSC/Health and Human Services major is eligible for departmental honors based on her/his University at Buffalo grade point average. Honors levels are Distinction with a GPA of 3.25 to 3.49, High Distinction with a GPA of 3.50 to 3.74 and Highest Distinction with a GPA of 3.75 or higher. A minimum of 50% of credits for the major must be completed at UB to be eligible for departmental honors.

Total Credit Hours Required

Credits Required for Major  47
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum   39
Additional Credits Required for Electives  34
Total Credits Required for Degree 120


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

Curricular Plan / Degree Map

View the Curricular Plan for the Social Sciences Interdisciplinary BA Health and Human Services Concentration which is a recommended sequence of courses to help achieve this degree in four 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
(HEGIS: 49.03 HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCI, CIP: 45.0101 Social Sciences, General)
Published: November 17, 2017 09:59:29 AM