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Social Sciences Interdisciplinary BA/Law JD - Program Requirements

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

Completing the Social Sciences Interdisciplinary BA/Law JD Program

Academic Requirements

Academic Requirements for the BA

Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.33 in the undergraduate major. All courses used in the major will be used in calculation of the major GPA. For example, if the 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. PSC 303 may be applied to part A or part B of the advanced section but not to both)

Transfer Credit Policy

All transfer courses officially articulated to UB courses used in the SSC/Legal Studies major will be accepted to meet major requirements. Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any non-articulated transfer or exam credit may be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

Prerequisite Courses

HIS 161 United States History I or HIS 162 United States History II
PSC 101 Introduction to American Politics
Both prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better

Required Courses

Major
Required:
HIS 161 United States History I or HIS 162 United States History II
PSC 101 Introduction to American Politics
Both prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better

Two Introductory Courses (3 credits each)
SOC 101 – Introduction to Sociology
One additional course:
AAS 293 Race, Law and Society
APY 262 Anthropology and Justice
GGS 225 Violence in a Gendered World
HIS 216 Crime and Punishment in America
JLS 130 American Jury Trial
JLS 131 The Family and the Law
JLS 201 Introduction to Law and Legal Process
PHI 105 Contemporary Moral Problems
PHI 162 Law, Morality and Authority
PHI 238 Philosophy of Law
PSC 215 Law and the Political Process
PSC 225 Equality and Justice in the United States

Two Writing Skills Courses - One English course at the 200, 300, or 400 level AND one course at the 300 or 400 level. Neither writing course can be: ENG 201, ENG 301, ENG 495, ENG 496, ENG 497, ENG 498, ENG 499.

One Analytical Skills course (3 credits)
CEP 207 Introduction to Statistics and Computing
PHI 115 Critical Thinking
PSC 200 Empirical Political Science
PSC 408 Basic Statistics for Social Science
PSY 207 Psychological Statistics
PSY 350 Scientific Inquiry in Psychology
SOC 293 Social Research Methods
SOC 294 Basic Statistics for Social Sciences
SSC 213 Social Research Methods
STA 119 Statistical Methods

Seven Advanced Courses, one of which must be PSC 301, PSC 302, or PSC 303 (3 credits)
Choose Advanced Courses-choose 6 (3 credits each)
A. Choose one of the following:
PSC 301 Cases in Civil Liberties
PSC 302 Protecting Civil Liberties
PSC 303 Constitutional Law
B. Choose six of the following:
GGS 353 Law Interprets Gender
PHI 338 Law and Morality
PHI 340 Law and Responsibility
PSC 301 Cases in Civil Liberties (if not used in part A)
PSC 302 Protecting Civil Liberties (if not used in part A)
PSC 303 Constitutional Law (if not used in part A)
PSC 304 Legislative Politics
PSC 305 Judicial Politics
PSC 339 International Law
PSC 401 Advanced Civil Liberties
PSC 406 Supreme Court Seminar
PSC 430 Human Rights
PSC 470 Legal Political Theory
PSC 480 Advanced Constitutional Law
SOC 307 Criminology
SOC 311 Drugs and Society
SOC 317 Criminal Justice Systems
SOC 319 Juvenile Justice
SOC 337 Sociology of Punishment
SOC 343 Gender and Crime
SOC 345 Sociology of Deviance
SOC 357 Race, Crime and Criminal Justice
SOC 366 Crime and Popular Culture
SOC 373 Law and Society
SSC 406 Law and the Environment
SSC 428 Health Law
SSC 443 Law, Legal Writing and Advocacy
SSC 496 COM Community Internship (one semester only)

Electives
Undergraduate Liberal Arts Electives 13 credits

JD – First-Year Requirements – 31 credits count for BA & JD
LAW 509 – Torts (4 credits)
LAW 501 – Civil Procedure (4 credits)
LAW 507 – Property (4 credits)
LAW 515 – Legal Analysis, Writing and Research I (4 credits)
LAW 503 – Contracts (4 credits)
LAW 505 – Criminal Law (4 credits)
LAW 511 – Constitutional Law (4 credits)
LAW 516 – Legal Analysis, Writing and Research II (3 credits)

JD – Second-Year and Third-Year Curriculum
LAW 564 – Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility (3 credits)
LAW experiential elective (6 credits) (see experiential list below)*
LAW seminar elective (3 credits) (see seminar list below)**
LAW research or writing-intensive elective (3 credits) (see research/writing list below)***
LAW free electives (44 credits)

*experiential course options
LAW 523 – Judicial Externship (3 credits)
LAW 567 – Greening Buffalo (3 credits)
LAW 637 – Corporate Negotiations (3 credits)
LAW 828 – Innocence and Justice Project (3 credits)

**seminar course options
LAW 529 – Mindful and Pro-Identity (3 credits)
LAW 640 – Trump and the Law (3 credits)
LAW 656 – Privacy: Theories and History (3 credits)

***research/writing options
LAW 977 – Pro Se Civil Litigation Practicum (3 credits)
LAW 956 – Introduction to Appellate Advocacy (3 credits)
LAW 920 – Community Justice Clinic (3 credits)

Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours required for the Social Sciences Interdisciplinary BA/Law JD degrees
Credits Required for Major (Undergraduate) 42
Credits Required for Major (Graduate) 90
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum40
Additional Undergraduate Liberal Arts Elective Credits 13
Total Credits Required for Degree 185

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.

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: Dec 05, 2019 11:41:41