Annual Report 2016-2017 - 18
18 Buffalo State College 2016-2017 Annual Report
Buffalo State Offers New Master's
in Public Relations.
Buffalo State launched a new master's program in
public relations in fall 2016. The 33-credit-hour
program emphasizes writing and research skills,
public relations theories, and internships. The
program offers year-round evening courses for
the convenience of students who are working
full time. The degree program expands and
replaces the former four-course public relations
sequence in the college's multidisciplinary
master's degree program.
'4+1' Pathways = Undergrad,
Grad Degrees in Five Years.
Buffalo State's introduced two new 4+1 Pathways-
in Early Childhood/Exceptional Education and
Dietetics/Adult Education-in September 2016.
The pathways offer motivated students an expedited way to achieve an undergraduate and graduate
degree in an accelerated course of combined study.
Students commit to a set curriculum as detailed
by the respective department, and as a result,
earn both an undergraduate and graduate degree
in as little as five years. Buffalo State also offers
4+1 pathways in Curriculum and Instruction
and Teaching English to Speakers of Other
Opportunity (EURO) program and the
Buffalo State is
well known for
time and talent
to improve the
Second-Year Undergraduate Research (SYUR)
program. The EURO program provides students
with the chance to serve as assistants to faculty
members or advanced student-researchers. The
SYUR program allows students to learn about
the research process and conduct course-based
inquiry. Both programs are administered by the
Undergraduate Research Office and complement a
variety of existing undergraduate research programs
that primarily serve upperclassmen, such as summer
research fellowships, travel programs, and small grants.
Colleagues in Cuba.
SUNY System Administration took an invited
delegation of SUNY presidents and campus
representatives to Cuba in February 2017 to
explore student and faculty collaborations.
Patrick Ravines, chair of the Garman Art
Conservation Department, and President
Katherine Conway-Turner were the invited
representatives of Buffalo State College. The trip
New Programs Support Early
Buffalo State launched two new opportunities in
early 2017 to introduce first-year and sophomore
students to research, scholarly, and creative
activities: the Early Undergraduate Research
included the signing of an MOU between SUNY
and the Cuban Ministry of Higher Education.
This signing represents a significant milestone in
creating a pathway for Buffalo State and other
SUNY campuses to develop specific and mutually
beneficial relationships with Cuban universities.