The Urban and Public Policy Studies major is designed for students with an interest in social problems, urban communities and public policy and administration. Students examine issues such as planning, transportation, housing, land use, development, and urban inequality from several disciplinary bases.
The Legal Studies major is designed for students who have an interest in the philosophical, historical, social, and political underpinnings of the law and U.S. legal systems, as well as how the law is applied in various contexts.
The Health and Human Services: Early Childhood Studies major is designed for students with an interest in child development, the social and educational institutions that influence children and families, and the treatments and interventions associated with childhood issues.
The Health and Human Services: Social Gerontology major is designed for students with an interest in the aging process and health care issues as they pertain to older adults. Students explore the physical, social and psychological impacts of aging by focusing on issues and conditions that impact the elderly.
The Health and Human Services: Community Mental Health major is designed for students with an interest in the mental health field and examining the personal and social factors that affect mental health and wellness.
The Cognitive Science major is designed for students with an interest in taking an interdisciplinary approach to study the cognitive aspects of fields such as philosophy, artificial intelligence, psychology and computational linguistics.
Welcome to the Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Program
The UB Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Program crosses traditional departmental boundaries to offer unique pathways of learning that lead to a diverse array of rewarding careers. Find the program that's right for you: