Directing individuals to resources that can assist them
Organizing community action, and collecting funds to support an action
Analyzing policymaking processes, behaviors, and power struggles
Conducting effective research
Predicting the impact of change on quality of life
Supplying historical perspective with information on past experiences
Recommending measures to address social problems
Predicting how groups will react to new institutions or social changes/pressures
Applying knowledge of human relationships to social services, such as crisis intervention
Career Choices include, but are not limited to:
Foreign news correspondent
Human services worker
International civil servant
Law enforcement officer
Mass media critic
Work settings include, but are not limited to:
Erie County government
Federal and New York State government service
Health related professions
Local law enforcement
Nongovernmental Organization (NGOs)
Prisons/ correctional service
Social services agencies
Salary Trends Our graduates receive salaries that are commensurate with salaries received by graduates in other arts, humanities, and social science fields.
Post-undergraduate Opportunities Most of our graduates pursue a MA or MS, while some complete a JD or a doctoral degree. Students who graduate from our program are often candidates for further degrees in:
What percentage of graduates goes on to find related employment? Our liberal arts curriculum allows our graduates to be employed in numerous areas. Of those not going on for advanced degrees,
many were joint or double majors and/or double degree graduates and we estimate about 90% are employed.
Formal system of tracking graduates? References letter requests, exit interviews and informal contacts. A link for alumni can be found on the Department of Transnational Studies webpage (www.transnationalstudies.buffalo.edu).
What percentage of graduates goes on to graduate school?
Over 50% of our recent graduates have gone on to graduate school in law, education, the Master of Arts in Humanities, divinity school and public policy.