Combined Degree Programs

Stay longer, for less tuition and earn an undergraduate and graduate degree in the College of Arts and Sciences.

The College of Arts and Sciences offers a variety of degree tracks for those students interested in pursuing combined degrees. 

Maximize your time at UB and earn a bachelor's and master's degree. These degree programs let you shave coursework off your senior year so that you can complete your undergraduate and graduate degree in five years, rather than six years. This saves you both time and money.

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Degrees Offered

  • Anthropology BA/Medical Anthropology MA
  • Biology BA/MS
  • Biology BS/PharmD
  • Chemistry BA/PharmD
  • Computational Physics BS/Physics MS
  • Economics BA/Econometrics and Quantitative Economics (STEM) MS
  • Economics BA/MA
  • English BA/MA
  • English BA/School Librarianship MS
  • Geography BA/MA
  • Health & Human Services BA/Social Work MSW
  • Mathematics BA/MA
  • Medicinal Chemistry BS/MS
  • Sociology BA/MA - Applied Social Research

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. Students in this program graduate from UB with both a bachelor’s degree and a Juris Doctor (law degree) in six years, rather than the normal seven years, saving both time and tuition. 

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The accelerated BA/JD is currently offered with the following College majors:

  • Criminology
  • English
  • History
  • Legal Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Sociology

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 degee 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 with the following College majors:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Classics-Latin
  • English
  • French
  • Geology - Earth Sciences
  • Health & Human Services - Early Childhood
  • History - Social Studies
  • Linguistics - ESOL
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Physics and Chemistry
  • Spanish
  • Speech and Hearing - Early Childhood
  • Speech and Hearing - ESOL