A combined bachelor's/master's degree can usually be completed in five years, and is a great option for students who have a clear interest in their field during their freshman, sophomore and potentially junior year. The following College of Arts and Sciences departments offer this option:
Any student who wants to get a jump on their graduate degree, but doesn't wish to pursue a formal combined program, is eligible to take up to nine graduate credit hours during their undergraduate tenure. First, make an appointment to discuss the possibilities with your academic advisor, then complete the petition form:
Students who have interests in more than one academic area, or have a specific career aspiration and need coursework in multiple departments to accomplish their goals, can choose to pursue a Graduate Interdisciplinary Program. This option allows students to create their own personalized program of study from more than 40 different College of Arts and Sciences departments and programs.
Students applying for a master's degree in the College of Arts and Sciences may also qualify for an application fee waiver.
Even if you don't choose to pursue graduate coursework as an undergraduate student, it's never too soon to consider further specialization in your field. The College of Arts and Sciences offers over 70 master's and doctoral degree options. If you are interested in continuing your studies, getting mentored by faculty you have already worked with, or think you’d like to advance your knowledge and research within a specific discipline, the UB graduate community welcomes you to our ranks.
To learn more about admissions requirements and areas of faculty expertise, we encourage you to speak with the Director of Graduate Studies in your department. We also invite you to speak with our Graduate Recruitment Advisor or join us for an informal information session.
Drop in and speak to one of our recruitment officers about the opportunities available to you at UB.