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Social Sciences Interdisciplinary BA Health and Human Services Concentration/Social Work MSW - Applying to the Program

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

Becoming a Social Sciences Interdisciplinary BA Health and Human Services Concentration/Social Work MSW Student

Becoming a University at Buffalo Student

Admission to UB is based on a holistic review. We consider high school average, class rank (where applicable), strength of the high school academic record and SAT or ACT scores. A personal essay, recommendations, documented creative talent, demonstrated leadership, community service and special circumstances are also considered. For the 2019 admitted freshman class, UB reported an average GPA range from 90-96, an average ACT score of 24-30 and an average SAT score of 1180-1350.
The following is not required for admission, but is suggested as adequate preparation for university-level coursework:

  • Four years of English (with a substantial writing component).
  • Four years of social studies.
  • Three years of college-preparatory science.
  • Three years of a second language.
  • Three years of college-preparatory mathematics.

Visit Undergraduate Admissions to learn more.

Transfer Admission to the Program

Transfer students must first apply to the university and meet the university's transfer admission requirements. Applications are then forwarded to the SSC office for review and major course equivalency evaluation.

Transfer students interested in the BA/MSW should plan to enroll at the University at Buffalo in the fall semester to keep to the optimal timeline for completion of the combined degree.

Transfer students must complete at least 50% of the undergraduate major course work at the University at Buffalo.

Transfer students will apply to the graduate portion of the degree through the regular application process. Please see “Current UB Students Applying to the Program” below.

Current UB Students Applying to the Program

Acceptance Criteria:
For admission to the undergraduate portion of the degree
Minimum GPA of 2.000 overall.
Completion of prerequisite courses with a grade of C or better in each.

For admission to the graduate portion of the degree

Minimum GPA of 3.000 overall.
Completed eleven of fifteen courses for undergraduate major (see below)
Completed all undergraduate UB Curriculum requirements.
Completed 93 undergraduate credit hours.
Have significant employment, volunteer, or internship experience in a human service setting. Students are strongly advised to take SSC 496 HS1 Human Services Intern 1.

Students should begin the application process to the graduate portion of the degree in the fall semester of their junior year.
The School of Social Work accepts applications for admission in fall semesters only.
Admission to the graduate portion of the program is competitive. Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the Graduate School of Social Work.

Suggested Introductory Courses

PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
SSC 103 Introduction to Health and Human Services
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
BIO 129 Perspectives in Human Biology
A basic statistics course

Published: Oct 13, 2020 13:06:12