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Admission to Degree Programs

When are you accepted into your major?

Below is information about departments that have specific requirements and deadlines for entering their programs.

  • Supplemental admission criteria is listed by department.
  • Dates shown are for students entering UB in the spring or fall semester of 2014.

Accounting

Supplemental Admission Procedures/Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree holders should contact advisor before applying.
  • No departmental application required at entry to UB.
Application Deadline:
  • March 1 for fall admissions; on a rolling basis thereafter.
  • Fall semester start only for students entering the junior year curriculum.
Minimum GPA for consideration:
  • 3.0 in prerequisite courses; 3.0 overall for the accounting major.

Architecture

Supplemental Admission Procedures/Requirements:
  • Departmental application required.
  • Portfolio required for upper-level studio consideration.
  • No portfolio required for first-year studio placement or for students with no college level architecture education.
  • Contact department for advisement.
  • Highly competitive admission on a space available basis.
  • The pre-professional Bachelor of Science in architecture is a fall-only admission program.
  • Applicants with an earned baccalaureate degree should contact School of Architecture and Planning Academic Services prior to applying to the pre-professional BS Arch for alternative academic advisement and information on the accredited professional 3+ year Master of Architecture degree.
  • Visit the Undergraduate Catalog for additional information.
Application Deadline:
  • SUNY application, departmental application and portfolio deadline (if required) Feb. 28. No additional material reviewed after May 31. Contact department after these dates.
  • Visit the Scool of Architecture and Planning website for more information.
Minimum GPA for consideration:
  • 2.7 in architecture and architecture-related courses; 2.7 overall.
  • Competitive admission on a space-available basis.

Art, Art History (Visual Studies)

Supplemental Admission Procedures/Requirements:
  • ART:
    • Acceptance to art program after successful completion of one semester of art foundation courses.
    • University-accepted students with 5 or more transfer art courses (must have 2.5 or higher); application required.
    • Contact advisor for more information.
  • ART HISTORY:
    • Contact advisor to apply for major.
Application Deadline:
  • Art: Fall entry: May 1. Spring entry: Dec. 1.
  • Art History: Contact advisor to apply for major; rolling basis.
Minimum GPA for consideration:
  • Art: Transfer art courses must have a B grade minimum and overall GPA of 2.5.
  • Art History: Contact advisor to apply to major.

Biochemistry

Supplemental Admission Procedures/Requirements:
  • Departmental application required.
  • Contact advisor for additional information.
Application Deadline:
  • Departmental application due June 1; thereafter on a space-available basis. Submit SUNY application well in advance of this date.
Minimum GPA for consideration:

2.0 overall; minimum GPA of 3.0 in prerequisite courses.

Biotechnology

Supplemental Admission Procedures/Requirements:
Application Deadline:
  • Feb. 1 for fall admission; thereafter on a space-available basis. Submit SUNY application and transcripts well in advance of this date. Contact department after this date.
Minimum GPA for consideration:
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0 overall; minimum GPA of 2.5 in prerequisite science and math courses. Most successful candidates accepted to biotechnology exceed these minimum GPAs.

Business Administration

Supplemental Admission Procedures/Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree holders should contact advisor before applying.
  • No departmental application required at entry to UB.
Application Deadline:
  • Fall semester: Applications reviewed by March 1, and on a rolling basis thereafter.
  • Spring semester: Oct. 1, and on a rolling basis thereafter.
Minimum GPA for consideration:
  • 2.75 in prerequisite courses; 2.5 overall for the business major.

Engineering and Computer Science

Supplemental Admission Procedures/Requirements:
Application Deadline:
  • May 1 for fall semester admission.
  • Nov. 15 for spring semester admission.
Minimum GPA for consideration:
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5 for all math, science and engineering courses relevant to the student’s desired major.

Environmental Design

Supplemental Admission Procedures/Requirements:
  • Departmental application required.
  • Application to the environmental design workshop sequence (upper division) is required while student is completing all prerequisite courses and is available on the Department of Urban Planning website.
  • Contact department for admission information and advisement.
  • Competitive admission on a space-available basis.
  • Applicants with an earned baccalaureate degree should contact School of Architecture and Planning Academic Services prior to applying to the pre-professional environmental design BA for alternative academic advisement and information on the accredited professional Master of Urban Planning degree program.
Application Deadline:
  • Department application submission dates are May 1 for fall admission and Oct. 15 for spring admission.
  • Contact School of Architecture and Planning Academic Services after these dates.
Minimum GPA for consideration:
  • 2.5 in prerequisite courses; 2.45 overall; and completion of the Library Skills general education requirement.
  • Competitive admission based on available space.
  • Visit the Undergraduate Catalog for more details.

Exercise Science

Supplemental Admission Procedures/Requirements:
Application Deadline:
  • Promotion to Professional Sequence (upper division) application by Friday of the second week of spring classes. Contact department after this date. SUNY application and transcripts well in advance of Jan. 31. 120 students selected each year.
Minimum GPA for consideration:
  • 2.5 in prerequisite courses for general ES track.
  • 3.0 in prerequisite courses for DPT track.
  • 2.0 overall.

Medical Technology

Supplemental Admission Procedures/Requirements:
Application Deadline:
  • Feb. 1 for fall admission; thereafter on a space-available basis. Submit SUNY application and all transcripts well in advance of this date. Contact department after this date.
Minimum GPA for consideration:
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0 overall; minimum GPA of 2.0 in prerequisite science and math courses. Most successful candidates accepted to medical technology will exceed these minimum GPAs.

Music

Supplemental Admission Procedures/Requirements:
  • Complete two applications: the SUNY application and a Department of Music application (or contact the department for a copy).
  • Audition required for music performance program.
  • Transfer theory placement exam.
Application Deadline:
  • Auditions held in November, January, February, March and April. Last audition for scholarships in March. Late auditions are held during the first week of classes each semester.
  • Contact department for application.
Minimum GPA for consideration:
  • 2.5 in prerequisite courses; 2.0 overall.
  • Grades of D do not fulfill major requirements.

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Supplemental Admission Procedures/Requirements:
  • Contact program for advisement and additional information.
  • Interview by invitation for those who complete all prerequisite courses prior to the start of the fall semester.
  • Phone interviews can be arranged for students who live a distance from the university.
Application Deadline:
  • SUNY application, including transcripts, by Jan. 15. Contact department after this date.
Minimum GPA for consideration:
  • 2.5 in prerequisite courses; 2.0 overall.
  • Each prerequisite course must be completed with a grade of C or better.

Nursing

Supplemental Admission Procedures/Requirements:
  • Complete two applications: File the UB application and the nursing application.
  • Prospective students are only eligible to submit the supplemental nursing application if they have met all the prerequisite course requirements and minimum GPA requirements.
  • Attend a prospective nursing student information session or email the School of Nursing for advisement.
Application Deadline:
  • Basic program: Complete application to UB by Feb. 1 and supplemental nursing application Jan. 15-Feb. 15. Upper division nursing curriculum only begins in the fall.
  • Accelerated BS (ABS) program: Must have previously earned a BA or BS in non-nursing field. Complete application to UB by Sept. 15 and nursing application between Aug. 15 and Oct. 1. 12-month program begins in May.
Minimum GPA for consideration:
  • Traditional program: Supplemental nursing application deadline is Feb. 15 (opens Jan. 15). Fall enrollment only.
  • Accelerated BS (ABS) program: Supplemental nursing application deadline is Oct. 1 (opens Aug. 15). Summer enrollment only.
  • RN-BS program: 100 percent online program designed exclusively for working registered nurses with an associate degree or diploma in nursing and their RN license. One- to two-year program. Summer enrollment only. Nursing application deadline is Dec. 15, and the UB transfer application deadline is Dec. 1.
  • Prospective students are required to complete a UB application at least two weeks before the supplemental nursing application deadline.
Minimum GPA for consideration:
  • Traditional program: Application requires minimum overall and prerequisite GPAs of 3.0 and completion of nearly all prerequisites, including anatomy and physiology, at the time of application. Complete all nursing prerequisites with grades of C or better.
  • ABS program: Application requires minimum overall and prerequisite GPAs of 3.0 and completion of at least 4 prerequisites at the time of application, including anatomy and physiology. All prerequisites must be completed by May before starting the program.
  • RN-BS program: Application requires minimum overall GPA of 3.0 at the time of application. Complete statistics as a prerequisite with a grade of C or better.
  • See School of Nursing website for details. Admission is very competitive and offered on a space-available basis.

Occupational Therapy

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  • BS/MS program.
  • Professional sequence, fall only; students begin in summer.
Supplemental Admission Procedures/Requirements:
  • Contact program for details regarding the Promotion to Professional Sequence form, which is available online after Nov. 17.
Application Deadline:
  • Rolling admission until capacity is reached.
  • Promotion to Professional Sequence form must be received by Jan. 15.
Minimum GPA for consideration:
  • Promotion to the professional sequence of the program is competitive, based on the prerequisite GPA, and is limited to approximately 40 students. Students must have no prerequisite grade lower than a C, and may repeat no more than two prerequisite courses. In order to apply for the professional sequence of the program, students must have 8 of the 12 prerequisites courses completed, including ES 207 and PGY 300.

Pharmaceutical Sciences

Supplemental Admission Procedures/Requirements:
Application Deadline:

March 15; thereafter on a space-available basis. Submit SUNY and department application well in advance of this date.

Minimum GPA for consideration:
  • 2.5 in prerequisite science and math courses.
  • Prospects for admission are better at 2.8 in prerequisite science and math courses. Limited enrollment.

Pharmacology and Toxicology

Supplemental Admission Procedures/Requirements:
  • Contact advisor for additional information.
  • Departmental application required.
Application Deadline:
  • Departmental application due Feb. 15. Submit SUNY application well in advance of this date.
Minimum GPA for consideration:

2.5 in prerequisite courses; 2.0 overall.

Pharmacy Practice

Supplemental Admission Procedures/Requirements:
  • Applicants may complete their prerequisite courses at UB and then apply to the PharmD program, or they may complete them at another accredited institution. Students who wish to complete the prerequisite courses at UB must submit a SUNY application.
  • Applicants who plan to have all prerequisites completed by the end of June prior to fall admission must apply through PharmCAS. A supplemental admission application must also be completed.
  • The PCAT is required for all PharmCAS applicants.
  • A minimum of 3 professional and/or academic letters of reference must be received by PharmCAS.
  • Experience is not required; however, it is highly recommended.
  • A personal essay is included in the PharmCAS application.
  • Interviews are required and are available by invitation only.
  • Undergraduate degree is not required.
Application Deadline:
  • Feb. 1 for PharmCAS.
  • March 1 for supplemental admission application and letters of recommendation.
  • Applicants are encouraged to apply early, as application review begins well in advance of these dates.
Minimum GPA for consideration:
  • 3.0 in all science and math coursework.
  • Prerequisites must be completed with a grade equal to or better than C- by the end of the first summer session prior to fall admission.

Physical Therapy

Supplemental Admission Procedures/Requirements:
  • For program information, visit the Department of Rehabilitation Science website.
  • Undergraduate students who have not completed the lower and upper division prerequisites are advised to transfer to the exercise science undergraduate program by January of their sophomore year.
  • Students who have completed a bachelor’s degree and the lower and upper division prerequisites should contact the program for advisement and additional information before completing the online graduate school application.
Application Deadline:
Minimum GPA for consideration:
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 in both lower and upper division prerequisites.
  • Each prerequisite course must be completed with a grade of C or better.

Theatre, Dance and Music Theatre

Supplemental Admission Procedures/Requirements:
  • Audition or portfolio required for acceptance into dance, music theatre and theatre BFA majors (performance and design/tech/management).
  • Visit the Department of Theatre & Dance website for online audition reservations.
Application Deadline:

Visit Department of Theatre & Dance website for audition dates.

Minimum GPA for consideration:

3.0 in prerequisite courses; 2.5 overall.

Last updated: September 22, 2014 12:18 pm EST