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Program Overview

Developed and awarded by the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, US.

Candidates who have outstanding academic results may apply for direct entry into the double major program at the point of application. Alternatively, if students are enrolled in a single degree program and have done well ie. have been accepted into the major and are considered to be in academic good standing, they are eligible to apply for the double major program.

In the double major program, students can graduate with two majors and within the minimum of 120 credits. They will be awarded with one degree with two majors, not two degrees, regardless of how many credits are earned.

Communication skills crucial to career advancement

Learn insights and skills in the art and process of inter-personal communication with an international focus.

Founded in 1964 and ranked among the top 25 communication programs in the US, UB’s BA (Communication) provides you with a comprehensive knowledge of human communication, its media, and its effects.

As a Communication major, you will:

  • Learn the finer points of interpersonal communication
  • Apply critical thinking to the use of mass media
  • Discover the complexity of delivering information in organizational and mediated communication situations
  • Broaden your horizon through the study of international and inter-cultural communication

Work for the social good with your knowledge and skill sets 

You will learn insights and skills in the art and process of the dynamic social systems and issues related to each other and societal issues.

Department of Sociology in UB is a member of the American Sociological Society and the undergraduate Sociology program was founded in 1920.

Sociology is a study of all people, for all people. Sociology is the broadest of the social sciences and can give us an understanding of the social world. This program provides students with the technical and analytic tools, critical thinking skills, and global perspective needed to navigate the 21st century successfully and succeed in many careers.

As a Sociology major, you will:

  • Study the finer points about an individual, social groups, and social systems and their relationship
  • Learn about the causes, characteristics, changes, and consequences of human behaviour in groups
  • Understand the structure and dynamics of social systems and issues relate to each other and societal issues

More than 50% of modules are taught by US /overseas visiting faculty, covering the full semester throughout the entire program. The rest of the modules are taught by qualified local faculty with the experience and academic expertise approved by UB.

The program is taught by engaged, committed faculty. Coursework includes hands-on experience, active class presentation and participation, projects and all the best practices of American college education.


Further Education

Graduates have also gone on to graduate schools for further studies.


Career Prospects

With these double major qualifications, you have better job opportunities in

  • Public relations consultants and advertising agencies
  • Mass media
  • Corporate communication & marketing communication
  • Civil and social agencies
  • Research
  • Special education industry
  • Medical and health industry
  • Policy making
  • Other professions


Why Study at SIM-UB

Distinctive features of SIM-UB programs

  • High quality and interactive American education
  • Students admitted are regular UB students (no distinction between Singapore and Buffalo)
  • Admission standards and academic expectations are the same as UB
  • Accreditation and recognition of UB degrees
  • Quality assurance mechanisms
  • Option to study one semester in Buffalo’s home campus in US
  • Full-time Resident Director and Assistant Resident director
  • Full-time Academic Advisors
  • Full-time, regular UB faculty and visiting faculty teach in the program covering the full semester
  • Excellent value with lower tuition costs here than studying in the US