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NEW Psychology Minor at UB

Posted by Tim on March 19, 2018 in Academics, New Programs

Completing the Psychology Minor Program

Academic Requirements

  • A minimum GPA of 2.0 in psychology courses is required for good standing in the minor and for graduation
  • Minors whose GPA in psychology courses falls below 2.0 during any semester are automatically placed on probation
  • Minors whose GPA remains below 2.0 in consecutive semesters are dismissed from the minor


Academic Advice

  • PSY 207 Psychological Statistics and PSY 250 (change pending in course number to PSY 350) Scientific Inquiry in Psychology are recommended for students contemplating advanced training in behavioral research, inside or outside psychology
  • 400-level courses are open only to psychology majors


Transfer Credit Policy

  • Transfer students who bring psychology coursework to UB must meet the same acceptance criteria as students who start at UB
  • Students may transfer coursework required for admission into the minor, as well as additional psychology coursework. However, courses taken in statistics and research methods, as well as upper-level psychology courses, must be evaluated and approved by the department.
  • Access previous articulated coursework from many schools at UB Taurus.
  • SUNY Seamless Transfer is a SUNY-wide program intended to make transferring to UB and other SUNY Schools simple and efficient for SUNY students. SUNY has defined courses that students can take before transferring which will apply to the minor at UB and ensure timely graduation. Information about the Transfer Path for this minor can be found on the SUNY website.
  • Students should contact their academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting UB Curriculum, prerequisite, or minor requirements

Residency Requirement

A minimum of 3 upper-level (300-level) psychology courses must be taken at UB.

Prerequisite Course

PSY 101 Introductory Psychology

Required Courses

Five additional PSY courses distributed as follows:

  • Three 300-level courses from different substantive areas (i.e., one course must be completed in at least three of the following four substantive areas): • SUBSTANTIVE AREA 1: CLINICAL • PSY 321 Psychology of Personality
  • PSY 322 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY 324 Clinical Psychology
  • PSY 325 Health Psychology
  • SUBSTANTIVE AREA 2: SOCIAL • PSY 331 Social Psychology
  • PSY 332 Social Conflict and Its Resolution
  • PSY 333 Psychology of Work in Organizations
  • PSY 336 Developmental Psychology
  • SUBSTANTIVE AREA 3: COGNITIVE • PSY 341 Cognitive Psychology
  • PSY 342 Introduction to Cognitive Science: Concepts of the Mind
  • PSY 343 Sensory Processes and Perception
  • Two additional courses from the following list: • PSY 207 Psychological Statistics
  • Any other 300-level class

UB Seminar courses cannot count towards minor requirements.  Contact your advisor to learn more and apply.

Total Credit Hours Required Credits Required for Minor 18

UB Career Services “Skillshops” Spring 2018

Posted by Tim on February 14, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Internships, Job Opportunity, Networking, New Programs, Stress Relief, Student Job Opportunities, Workshops

“Skillshops”, also known as workshops, here is where you’ll learn the top skills needed for today’s job market.

Get Discovered with your Bullseye powered by Handshake Profile

Wednesday 2/14/2018

4:00pm  145 A Student Union


Creating a Great LinkedIn Profile

Monday 2/19/2018

4:00pm  330 Student Union


STEM Majors: Jobs and Internships

Tuesday 2/20/2018

3:30pm  Student Union Theater


Health and Laboratory Science Majors: Jobs and Internships

Wednesday 2/21/2018

4:00pm  111 Kimball Tower


Art, Media Studies, Music and Theater Majors: Jobs and Internships

Thursday 2/22/2018

3:30pm  330 Student Union


History, English, and Foreign Language Majors: Jobs and Internships

Monday 2/26/2018

4:00pm  330 Student Union


Psychology and Social Science Majors: Jobs and Internships

Tuesday 2/27/2018

3:30pm  330 Student Union


Job and Internship Search Strategies

Wednesday 2/28/2018

4:00pm  330 Student Union


Making the Most of the Job and Internship Fair

Monday 3/5/2018

4:00pm  330 Student Union


Interviewing Hacks That Work

Tuesday 3/6/2018

3:30pm  330 Student Union


Salary Negotiation Tips

Wednesday 3/14/2018

4:00pm  330 Student Union


Networking for Introverts

Tuesday 3/27/2018

3:30pm  330 Student Union


What can I do with a major in…?

Thursday 3/29/2018

3:30pm  330 Student Union



See all UB Career Services events at:


Early Opportunity Program in Medicine (EOPIM)

Posted by Tim on September 12, 2017 in Career Opportunities, Internships, New Programs, Research Information and Opportunities, Student Job Opportunities

Early Opportunity Program in Medicine (EOPIM) is offered by the UB Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

This program is available to second semester sophomore students only who possess semester GPAs of at least a 3.5 including both science and non-science courses.  If you are interested and eligible to apply to this program, please set an appointment with a prehealth advisor prior to October 15 by calling 716-645-6013.  Students who are eligible and do elect to apply must come through the December 1, 2017 Prehealth Committee cycle.  Details regarding the UB Prehealth Committee can be discussed during your prehealth appointment.

Students must be nominated by an advisor to apply to this program.  It is not a direct entry application, so if you think you may qualify, please also reach out to your respective advisor (e.g., Acker, EOP) or a prehealth advisor.


New Global Film Minor

Posted by Tim on September 2, 2017 in Academics, General Education Requirements, New Programs, UB Curriculum

  • The Global Film Minor in the Department of English offers UB undergraduates the opportunity to discover vibrant cinematic traditions and innovations from around the globe. There is no requirement that Global Film minors be English majors; our minors come from all departments across UB.
  • Courses in this minor will introduce students to audiovisual analysis, artistic forms, and cultural practices in a range of countries, and novel forms of cinematic storytelling. Students will gauge the impact of new and emerging technologies on contemporary cinema and explore developments in international film production, reception, exhibition, and distribution.
  • The Minor will also provide students with a unique perspective on contemporary social and political issues, such as immigration, gender and sexuality, disability, human rights, and climate change. An understanding of global issues and exposure to different cultures through the medium of film will strengthen students’ intercultural communication competence and enhance their ability to participate in our increasingly networked world, thus facilitating the development of their careers in the international marketplace.
  • The minor consists of two required courses at the 200 level (6 credits) and four courses (12 credits) at the 300-400 level. Students may also take one course in film production to fulfill the upper division credits for the minor (see the list below).

ENG: 256 Film; 378 National Cinemas; 379 Film Genres; 381 Film Directors (Buffalo Film Seminar); 382 & 384 Shakespeare in Film 1 and 2; 440 Film Theory; 441 Contemporary Cinema; 442 Modernism and Film

DMS: 213 Immigration and Film; 305/306 Film Analysis; 333 World Cinema; 341 Intermediate Video; 388 Screenwriting; 403/404 Advanced Documentary Production; 405/406 Ethnographic Film and Media; 409 & 410 Non Fiction Film; 441/442 Advanced Video Production​

RLL: FR 341 Topics in French Film; ITA 429 Italian Cinema; SPA 408 History of Spanish Cinema; SPA 435 Mexican Cinema; ITA 430 Italian Directors; SPA 221 Spanish Conversation through Film

TNS: AAS 253 Blacks in Film 1; AAS 254 Blacks in Film 2; AAS 417 Black Aesthetics

For more information, please contact the Global Film Minor Coordinator, Assistant Professor Tanya Shilina-Conte at or the English Undergraduate Secretary, Nicole Lazaro at


New Chinese Courses Available

Posted by Tim on July 11, 2017 in Academics, General Education Requirements, New Programs, UB Curriculum

CHI191 “Beginning Chinese for Professionals” has been scheduled for the fall. There are two sections open.

“This is the first semester of the three-semester sequence of introductory Mandarin Chinese course (three credits each semester) and it aims to lay a solid foundation in Chinese for students in professional programs such as business and health. The course also covers basic concepts of Chinese culture related to these fields. Upon course completion, students will have acquired elementary language skills in the language, including basic knowledge of the phonetic Pinyin system and Chinese characters, basic terminology specific to the professional fields, and key concepts of Chinese culture.” This is the first class of the three semester sequence (3 credits each semester), which is equivalent with the traditional CHI101-102 sequence.

There are also two courses newly scheduled for the fall – CHI280 “Survey of Chinese Culture”, and CHI430 Special Topics (exact topic to be determined as soon as we have the faculty to teach the class, and we will update about this later). These courses are open to any student.


Bachelor of Science in Public Health Now Available at UB

Posted by Tim on July 11, 2017 in Academics, New Programs

A Public Health BS degree is now available within the UB School of Public Health & Health Professions.  You can find more information about the program here:  

As you know, public health represents a growing and dynamic field with opportunities to address the world’s most pressing health problems. The discipline is a combination of both the science and art of advancing the health of individuals, families, communities, and populations through education, promotion of healthy behaviors, and research for disease and injury prevention. The major will prepare students for both entry-level positions in public health and related careers and for advanced study in public health and health professions.

Major requirements can be found here and include both coursework in public health and foundation courses in both the sciences and the social sciences: Students who wish to update their major to public health may do so via the following webform: 

Please contact us at or simply call 716-829-5000 for more information.     ​


Summer Internship Programs in Washington, D.C.

Posted by Tim on June 19, 2017 in Career Opportunities, Event, Honors Experiences, Internships, Networking, New Programs

Technology and Societal Change: What Leaders of Tomorrow Need to Know Today
Heinz College of Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University – Washington DC
July 21 – 23, 2017

Global Leaders Forum: World Affairs and the Changing Landscape
Georgetown University Walsh School of Foreign Service – Washington DC
Georgetown University, McCourt School of Public Policy – Washington DC
August 4 – 6, 2017

PPIA 15th Annual PPIA Graduate School and Career Fair

Held in the nation’s capital, the PPIA Public Service EXPO serves as a creative commons for prospective applicants to public policy and international affairs schools, for individuals seeking public service careers and internships, and for strengthening a community of high-impact individuals.

DATE: Friday, July 14, 2017
TIME: 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
WHERE: Marvin Center, The George Washington University
COST: Free to attend!
Public Service Expo Attendee Registration – Now Open


Mental Health First Aid Training

Posted by Tim on May 8, 2017 in New Programs

 Friends of Night People is hosting a Mental Health First Aid Training at our facility on June 26th and 27th between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.  This course is evidence based and presented by  Compeer of Greater Buffalo in collaboration with the  Mental Health Association of Erie County. The course details signs and symptoms of mental health illnesses, diffusion techniques, and an action plan on how to appropriately assist/respond to an individual having a mental health crisis. This course does NOT encourage diagnosing individuals, rather an awareness and elimination of the stigma associated with mental health. This course also results in a certificate upon completion. Please have any students or upcoming students who may be assigned to our organization for their service project e-mail me for more details and the link to register for the course. Their participation in this course is strongly encouraged and I am hoping to have this be a mandatory part of volunteer orientation in the future.

Contact Kristen Yansick if interested!


4-H Tech Wizards Program 2017

Posted by Tim on February 6, 2017 in Academics, New Programs

Dear Potential Mentor,

At Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County (CCE-EC) and through its 4-H Youth Development

program, we strive to engage youth in programming that encourage them to build life skills that prepare

them to contribute in meaningful ways in their communities, now and in the future. A major part of

their growth is having caring adults serving as mentors to help support their development. Mentors

gain real-life experience by addressing community needs and broadening their exposure to public

service issues.

CCE-EC, in collaboration with National 4-H and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency

Prevention, will be running a mentoring program, entitled Tech Wizards, which will utilize science,

engineering, and technology to engage youth and address issues in their communities. We are currently

recruiting mentors (unpaid) to volunteer their time to work with a group of 4 students (collectively) for

a 1-hour session, once a week. Mentors that work during this period will have the opportunity to work

with youth (ages 8-17; most are under 12) on Monday and/or Wednesday between 4:30 – 5:30 PM at

the Seneca Babcock Community Center (1168 Seneca Street, Buffalo 14210). Sessions will be at this

site as opposed to mentees and mentors arranging to meet at outside locations. However, there will be

occasional outings where all mentors and mentees will come together for group events. We are open to

exploring how this timing can work with your schedule.

Although it could be beneficial for our mentors to have some knowledge of science, engineering, and

technology topics, it is not required since we will be providing training in both mentoring and the

programming topics we will explore. In fact, a willingness to learn alongside the youth is more

important than being an expert on the topics.

An initial Mentor Orientation and ongoing training opportunities will be provided for the volunteer

mentors who support students through this program. The orientation will be arranged to work at a

time and location suitable for our mentors. Please contact me for details.

If you or someone you know would like to seize upon this opportunity to positively impact the lives of

several Buffalo youth in the 4-H Tech Wizards Program, I can be contacted at 716-773-4654 (Tuesday-
Friday) or 716-652-5400 x 140 (Mondays) or via e-mail at


Volunteer Job Description

4-H Tech Wizards Mentor

Purpose: To create supportive learning environments in which diverse youth and adults reach

their fullest potential as capable, competent, and caring citizens. Provide positive mentoring to a

4-H program participant while enhancing his/her knowledge in the area of Science, Technology,

Engineering and/or Mathematics (STEM).


 Act as a positive role model for the young people you work with, setting high expectations

for those youth

 Empower youth to find their voice, get involved in STEM and future projects

 Help youth find solutions to community problems

 Be sensitive to the needs of the youth you work with

 Become familiar with families, program manager, other mentors and supporters

 Communicate concerns, challenges and solutions with program manager and families

 Help kids connect with new opportunities

 Be knowledgeable of and aware of the resources available for STEM

 Lead project activities and teach related skills in the area of STEM

 Follow all Cornell Cooperative Extension-Erie County (CCE-EC) youth protection and risk

management policies, emergency procedures, youth and adult Code of Conduct

Expected Results: 4-H program participants will be matched with a fully-trained mentor who will

work with them one-on-one or in small groups during program time to help them develop STEM

and life skills. Participants will report feeling supported by their mentor and will continue to take

part in programs for at least 1 year.

Training and Support:

 Mentors skills will be assessed and utilized

 On-going support from program manager and lead volunteers (debriefs, email groups, list

serves, advisory boards and/or one-on-one meetings with staff)

 Mentor training series

 Access to materials, resources and equipment to conduct programming

 Leadership opportunities and ability to learn from others


Helping You Put Knowledge to Work

Cornell Cooperative Extension in Erie County provides equal program and employment opportunities.

21 South Grove St.

East Aurora, NY 14052



 To be determined by site

Time Commitment: A minimum commitment of 1 year to work with at least 1 afterschool

program group per week (sessions are 1 hour each).


 Enjoys working with youth Sincere interest in the growth and development of the youth in the program Interest in the designated subject area Willingness to learn Ability to work with other adults and to organize and coordinate with other people Effective communication, organization, and interpersonal skills Commitment to follow-through on program schedule Ability to understand and implement Cornell Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development policies, procedures, risk management guidelines, youth and adult Code of


 Act as a positive role model for youth, practicing appropriate behavior (including dress) Ability to recognize youth for their abilities, skills and personal accomplishments Ability to show sensitivity to the needs of the youth and families involved in the program Willingness and availability to attend trainings  Interest in developing community partnerships


 Opportunity to share a passion and skill with others Enhance personal leadership and organizational skills Build friendships with other volunteers and staff Derive satisfaction from helping youth reach their greatest potential

Level of Background Screening Required:

 Application form Criminal Background Check and NYS Sex Offender Check (note: this is required for all enrolled volunteers when responsibilities include unsupervised work with minors, individuals over 65, or individuals with disabilities)


Want to earn a 4.0 this semester?

Posted by Tim on January 30, 2017 in Academics, New Programs

Want to earn a 4.0 this semester?


Dr. Donna O. Johnson from Dallas, TX will be on campus on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 4:00pm in the Student Union Theatre to present her “Guaranteed 4.0 Seminar”.  This interactive and session is open to all UB students. We encourage you to get there early; the first 100 students will receive a free 4.0 workbook.


The Guaranteed 4.0 Learning System is an innovative approach  to increase effectiveness and mastering any class! This dynamic framework of learning employs the latest research in cognitive science and ensures academic excellence. With over 24 years of experience and over 1,000 presentations, they empower students with tools that allow them to overcome obstacles.


Results are Guaranteed!

“Guaranteed 4.0” does just what the title implies. This seminar details a unique learning method that is guaranteed to deliver a 4.0 GPA. The focus of this seminar is not “how to study”. Rather, we want students to achieve a mindset of academic excellence and success. Students learn simple techniques for long-term information retention, as well as advanced strategies of critical thinking and metacognition. Students will leave the seminar empowered and motivated to achieve their 4.0! 

RSVP before Feb. 7th at