Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

Social Sciences Interdisciplinary - Overview

Office of Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Degree Programs

Contact Information

College of Arts and Sciences
203 Clemens Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-4670

Phone: 716.645.2245 x0
Email: sscidp@buffalo.edu
Web Address: https://sscidp.buffalo.edu/
Susan L. Smith, PhD


Some of the major problems society faces today can be grasped fully only by integrating the specializations of different academic disciplines. The major in Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Degree Programs (IDP) offers students an opportunity to focus on a particular thematic area of interdisciplinary studies whose breadth and diversity overlaps several departments. Departmental courses are organized in curricula administered by the Social Sciences IDP.

The degree consists of courses taught by the faculty of departments throughout the university. Each program is designed to offer choice and flexibility in building the program most suitable for individual interests and career goals. Hundreds of students graduate from this program each year.

Within our BA and BS programs, the following concentrations are offered:

Cognitive Science, BA
Environmental Studies, BA, BS, Minor
Health and Human Services (Community Mental Health, Early Childhood Studies and Social Gerontology), BA
International Studies, BA
Legal Studies, BA
Urban and Public Policy Studies, BA

For more information about individual major areas please see "About the Program" to the left

Last updated: February 22 2022 21:08:39