The School of Natural and Social Sciences houses five research centers and 13 academic departments offering 32 major programs, six secondary education programs, 25 minor programs, 12 graduate programs and 10 postbaccalaureate teacher certification programs.
To support students' goals and to meet the changing needs of industry, not-for-profits, and government, the School of Natural and Social Sciences is continuously developing new academic programs and services.
Recently introduced master's programs include the master of science in forensic science, the master of art in applied economics, and master's in professional and applied computational mathematics.
Undergraduate research is a cornerstone of academic life at Buffalo State.
As an institution, the university backs its commitment by putting substantial financial resources behind faculty-mentored undergraduate research. The Undergraduate Research Office promotes, supports, and funds undergraduate research in all academic areas—from the sciences to the arts—and for all committed students. More than 400 students present their research through posters and performances each year at the Student Research and Creativity Celebration. They also compete for Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowships, which support eight weeks of paid research activity.