Combined Degree Programs

Save time and money by earning both your undergraduate degree and your graduate degree at UB.

The College of Arts and Sciences offers a variety of programs for students interested in pursuing combined degrees. These programs accelerate the time to complete both an undergraduate degree and a graduate degree. The condensed format allows students to complete the two degrees in less time (and often with less cost) than the two degrees separately. 

Degrees offered by the College of Arts and Sciences

Undergraduate Major Degree Graduate Major
Anthropology BA/MA Anthropology
Biological Sciences BA/MS 
Biological Sciences
Medicinal Chemistry BA/MS 
Medicinal Chemistry
Computational Physics BS/MS 
Physics
Economics BA/MA or BA/MS
Economics
English BA/MA English
Geography BA/MA
Geography
Mathematics BA/MA
Mathematics
Sociology BA/MA
Sociology

Degrees offered with other UB schools and units

Several of our combined degree programs are offered in partnership with other schools at UB. 

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Accelerated BA/JD

Accelerated BA/JD program.

In partnership with UB School of Law, the College offers an Accelerated BA/JD combined degree program. This 3 + 3 program allows students to apply to the UB School of Law in their junior year. In just six years, rather than the usual seven or more, students in this program graduate from UB with both a bachelor’s degree and a Juris Doctor, saving both time and tuition. 

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The accelerated BA/JD is currently offered in the following College departments:

  • English
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Program
  • Sociology

Combined Degree with the School of Pharmacy

In partnership with UB School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, these unique options give you the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree (a BS in biological sciences or a BA in chemistry) and a doctor of pharmacy degree (PharmD) in just seven years of study.

Combined Degree with the School of Social Work

In partnership with UB School of Social Work, the BA/MSW combined degree program leads to a bachelor's degree in social sciences interdisciplinary with a concentration in health and human services and a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree. The program length to earn the BA/MSW is 5 years.

UB Teach

UB Teach 3 + 2 combined degree program.

The UB Teach combined degree program is a 3 + 2 program in conjunction with UB’s Graduate School of Education. Students take their undergraduate courses in the subject they want to teach and complete their master’s in education. Once the program is completed, students are eligible for the New York State professional teaching certification in grades 5-12.

Teacher reading to kids.

The UB Teach combined degree program is currently offered in the following College departments:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Classics: Latin
  • English
  • French
  • Geology
  • Health and Human Services Early Childhood / Childhood
  • History
  • Linguistics / English for Speakers of Other Languages
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Physics / Chemistry
  • Spanish
  • Speech and Hearing / Childhood
  • Speech and Hearing / English for Speakers of Other Languages