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Social Sciences Interdisciplinary BA - Health and Human Services Social Gerontology Concentration - Academic Experience

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

Experiential Learning

The SSC/Health and Human Services/Social Gerontology curriculum requires students to complete two semesters of internship. This experience provides students the opportunity to put into practice the things they have learned in the classroom, to develop a professional demeanor and to learn firsthand about the responsibilities and ethics that are required of professionals in the field. Students intern with senior centers, hospitals, nursing homes and non-profit agencies.

Study Abroad

The Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Degree Programs encourage students in any of our six majors to take part in a study abroad experience. Advisors in the program will work with students to review study abroad courses for possible use in the major.

Extracurricular Activities

Honors and Awards

Departmental Honors

A student in the SSC/Health and Human Services/Social Gerontology 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.

Published: Dec 05, 2019 11:41:40