- The Learning Environment
The Learning Environment
Some of the major problems society faces today can be grasped fully only by integrating the specializations of different academic disciplines. The major in Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Degree Programs (SSC) offers students an opportunity to focus on a particular thematic area of interdisciplinary studies whose breadth and diversity overlaps several departments. We offer majors in six areas: Cognitive Science, Environmental Studies, Health and Human Services, International Studies, Legal Studies and Urban and Public Policy Studies. Each offers a distinct curriculum. For more information please see the individual pages for each major:
Health and Human Services
Urban and Public Policy Studies
About Our Facilities
The Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Degree Programs are housed in 203 Clemens Hall on UB’s north campus. The program holds classes in centrally scheduled space throughout the campus, which includes traditional classrooms and lecture halls that can accommodate the program’s teaching philosophies.
About Our Faculty
Students take courses from across the College of Arts and Sciences allowing them to interact with faculty from various departments based on the students’ chosen major areas. Instruction or grading responsibilities for some of these courses may be assigned to teaching assistants.
In addition SSC has approximately 30 adjunct instructors who are working professionals in their fields. They provide a diverse selection of courses related to their areas of expertise. There is one teaching assistant in the program who is responsible for teaching social research methods each semester.
Faculty List Directory
Please visit the Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Degree website for additional information about our faculty.