Education - Page 6 - Student focus, from page 3

Education
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Student focus, from page 3
-tinuously enrolled at UB for the entirety of the student’s undergraduate and graduate education experience.

Castanzo notes that students interested in the program meet with the graduate degree program director while they are still undergraduates to see if they would be accepted into the graduate program they are considering.

A graduate degree can increase a student’s chance of landing a job after graduation, says Castanzo. “A student with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, for example, who continues on to get a master’s in applied psychology may have a leg up,” her says. It can also lead to new opportunities that may not have been on a student’s radar. For example, a student majoring in digital communication may pursue a Master of Arts in integrated design or a Master of Science in interaction design and information architecture. Castanzo notes that the integrated design program (formerly called publications design) may be seen as a natural progression of the digital communication program, while the interaction design and information architecture program emphasizes the “design, development and application of significant information technologies to satisfy human needs and desires,” according to UB.“A master’s in interaction design and information architecture may not have occurred to students before, and the accelerated learning program makes that a possibility,” says Castanzo. •