SUNY Buffalo State

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Buffalo, NY, 1300 Elmwood Ave
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Career Preparation A-
Students and Culture A-
Facilities A-
Activities and Groups A-
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SUNY Buffalo State is a medium sized, public, four-year university enrolling 10,330 students and offering 138 degrees in Buffalo, NY.

Study Areas, Degree Popularity

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at SUNY Buffalo State.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
1
Education and Liberal Arts
811 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
20
3
Agricultural Teacher Education
0
Applied Mathematics
8
Art Studies
20
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
5
0
0
Art Teacher Education
9
12
0
Biology Teacher Education
0
Business Teacher Education
0
0
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
0
Computer Teacher Education
0
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services
0
Creative Writing
0
Curriculum and Instruction
24
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
17
6
Education
0
0
Education/teaching of Individuals In Early Childhood Special Education Programs
8
Education/teaching of Individuals In Elementary Special Education Programs
24
Education/teaching of Individuals In Secondary Special Education Programs
29
Education/teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities
2
Education/teaching of Individuals with Speech or Language Impairments
0
Educational/instructional Technology
13
Educational Leadership and Administration
13
Elementary and Middle School Administration/principalship
0
Elementary Education and Teaching
102
English Language and Literature
35
9
English/language Arts Teacher Education
11
4
Family and Consumer Sciences/home Economics Teacher Education
0
Foreign Language Teacher Education
0
1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
0
French Language and Literature
2
French Language Teacher Education
0
General Studies
72
Health Teacher Education
0
Higher Education/higher Education Administration
34
Kindergarten/preschool Education and Teaching
0
0
Mathematics Teacher Education
10
14
Music Teacher Education
10
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
0
Physics Teacher Education
0
5
Reading Teacher Education
22
Science Teacher Education/general Science Teacher Education
15
14
Social Studies Teacher Education
11
3
0
Spanish Language and Literature
3
Spanish Language Teacher Education
0
Special Education and Teaching
36
0
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
96
Speech-Language Pathology/pathologist
29
29
Superintendency and Educational System Administration
0
Technology Teacher Education/industrial Arts Teacher Education
10
21
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
2
Human and Social Sciences
720 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Anthropology
16
Family Resource Management Studies
59
History
51
8
Humanities/humanistic Studies
0
International Relations and Affairs
1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
20
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies
227
27
Museology/museum Studies
1
1
Philosophy
9
Political Science
37
Psychology
97
Public Administration
7
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
0
Social Sciences
0
Social Work
97
Sociology
57
Urban Studies/affairs
5
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
3
Business
251 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Applied Economics
7
Business Administration and Management
170
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
0
Economics
47
Human Resources Management/personnel Administration
4
Non-Profit/public/organizational Management
23
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
4
Legal and Law
160 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Corrections and Criminal Justice
0
Criminal Justice
146
4
Forensic Science and Technology
7
3
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
5
Mathematics and Science
122 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Biology
23
6
Chemistry
9
Geography
7
Geology/earth Science
4
Mathematics
23
9
Physical Sciences
0
Physics
9
Systems Science and Theory
32
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
6
Communication and Media
116 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Design and Visual Communications
50
Journalism
25
Printmaking
0
Radio and Television
15
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/technician
26
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
7
Healthcare
84 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Dietetics/dietitian
18
Health and Wellness
66
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
8
Engineering
74 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/technician
21
Industrial and Product Design
3
Industrial Engineering
3
Industrial Technology/technician
15
0
Mechanical Engineering/mechanical Technology/technician
32
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
9
Hospitality
73 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Hospitality Management
73
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
10
Computer Technology
66 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Information Science/studies
66
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
11
Art and Design
51 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
2
Crafts/craft Design, Folk Art and Artisanry
0
Design and Applied Arts
0
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts
16
Metal and Jewelry Arts
3
Music
14
Painting
4
Photography
2
Sculpture
2
Writing
8
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
12
Agriculture
1 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Ecology
1
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
13
Trades and Careers
0 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at SUNY Buffalo State.

Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
School Accreditation Information
This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Specialized institution accreditations:
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics Didactic Program in Dietetics
Dietetics (DIET) - Coordinated Program in Dietetics
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee Graduate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (GTEAC) - Graduate programs
*Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)
Alumni & Student Reviews
A- Excellent
Career Preparation
What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?
Based on 13 Reviews
Alumni
BA, math, Class of 1981

I don't remember, except we had some opportunities to give sample lessons to HS classes

Rated January 2016
Alumni
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, Class of 1994

FACEBOOK PAGE, NETWORKING MEETINGS, INTERNSHIPS, MENTORING

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BA Sociology , Class of 2012

Internships, field studies. Abroad studies.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Journalism, Class of 2014

Internship opportunities, outside of class work, career center

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology/ English BA; Business MBA, Class of 2008

I think there is a career counseling office or something

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS, MS Communication Disorders, Class of 1983

On site outpatient speech therapy clinic where we learned to provide services at the undergraduate and graduate levels in addition to community-based clinical internships.

Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Students and Culture
What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?
Based on 13 Reviews
Alumni
BA Sociology , Class of 2012

Friendly, many groups/clubs, social events.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS in Chemistry, Class of 1982

large university that covers all cultures

Rated January 2016
Alumni
English, Class of 2009

This is a bad question.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS, MS Communication Disorders, Class of 1983

Diverse, urban and suburban commuters as well as on-campus living. A few international students.

Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Facilities
What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.
Based on 13 Reviews
Alumni
BA, math, Class of 1981

Dorms were great, varied. Lots of different food choices. Large dining area

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Special Education, Class of 1973

very average for a New York state school

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS (Physical Education), Class of 1978

large multistory dorms, central dining room, large and small classrooms

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BA Sociology , Class of 2012

All mentioned. All that are needed at a good college.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS in Chemistry, Class of 1982

they were acceptable, but a new campus was eing built while i was there

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS, MS Communication Disorders, Class of 1983

Computer labs were not available to non-IT students when I was there. That has changed. Dorms, classrooms and dining halls were adequate.

Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Activities and Groups
What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?
Based on 13 Reviews
Alumni
BA, math, Class of 1981

There was an international dorm at which I lived - great opportunity to meet people from all over

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS (Physical Education), Class of 1978

sports, meeting at the Rath Skellar, private gatherings

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BA Sociology , Class of 2012

I can't say. Not sure.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS in Chemistry, Class of 1982

There were a lot if you remained (dormed) on campus but little for those who commuted

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 2004

Buffalo Chips A Cappella Group

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology/ English BA; Business MBA, Class of 2008

I think there were more clubs and activities than students to be perfectly honest

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS, MS Communication Disorders, Class of 1983

Not sure at this point. There was an on-campus pub when Inwas there that was popular. They had music and dancing as well as drinking. This no longer exists.

Rated January 2016
CURRICULUM FOCUS
SUNY Buffalo State Human and Social Sciences Program
UDC Contributor

Incorporating new techniques for social work has become the focus of the University of Buffalo's highly ranked School of Social Work. Social work is evolving to reflect both human rights issues as well as trauma-induced issues, and the UB social work program has changed to emphasize both of them. Students learn how to diagnose trauma-induced events in their clients' pasts to help them through the current situations the clients face. The State University of New York-Buffalo School of Social Work provides several dual degree programs, such as a Master of Business Administration and social work degree or a Juris Doctor law degree and a social work degree, to give students experiences beyond social work during the education process, which can open some interesting employment opportunities. International study programs are available around the world, including in Moldova and Brazil. Coupled with desirable internships at local charitable organizations and governmental agencies, along with a revamped curriculum, those in the Buffalo social work program receive cutting-edge preparation for their careers.

Featured Alumni Review
Stephanie
Master of Social Work, Class of 2016

U The school offers a range of experiences, from classes that incorporated globally-oriented curricula, to international social work courses, to winter session trips abroad, to semester-long field placements in other regions of the country and the world. The school fosters an environment of possibility.

Featured Alumni Review
Amber
Master of Social Work, Class of 2015

U I am helping to coordinate a program for women involved in the court system, and this population has a very high rate of trauma exposure. While most of the professionals I am working with are brand new to trauma-informed care and its principles, I am able to bring knowledge of how our clients are impacted by their past experiences and how to provide services that are trauma-informed because of my education at UB.

Featured Alumni Review
Jenna
Master of Social Work, Class of 2015

U Opportunities such as Social Work Lobby Day in Albany, monthly opportunities to support the homeless at a local food pantry, and working with the elderly as well as Buffalo's large refugee population are only a few of the numerous additional opportunities available for students to form relationships.

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