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Social Sciences Interdisciplinary BA - International Studies Concentration - Academic Experience

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

Study Abroad

Students in the SSC/International Studies major are strongly encouraged to take part in a study abroad experience. The University at Buffalo offers study abroad programs in fall, winter, spring and summer sessions. There are opportunities available from one week to full-year programs. Based on the program chosen students may take classes in intensive language study, arts and culture, or politics, history and international relations.

Students should meet with the SSC/International Studies advisor to discuss how study abroad may fit into their schedule towards graduation and to review study abroad courses for possible use in the major.

Extracurricular Activities

Honors and Awards

Departmental Honors

A student in the SSC/International Studies major is eligible for departmental honors based on her/his major grade point average. 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. Honors levels are Distinction with a GPA of 3.250 to 3.490, High Distinction with a GPA of 3.500 to 3.740 and Highest Distinction with a GPA of 3.750 or higher. A minimum of 50% of credits for the major must be completed at UB to be eligible for department honors.

Published: Oct 13, 2020 13:06:11