What are the areas of undergraduate academic study at UB?
UB comprises the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the School of Architecture and Planning, the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, the School of Management, the School of Nursing, the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and the School of Public Health and Health Professions. UB has the only schools of architecture and law within the SUNY system.
How many majors and degrees are offered?
UB offers 110 undergraduate degree programs (including combined degrees), 205 master’s degrees, 84 doctoral degrees and 10 professional degrees.
What is the student-to-faculty ratio?
It is approximately 13-to-1, but class sizes vary. 92 percent of classes have fewer than 100 students.
How accessible are UB professors?
Professors post their office hours and email addresses at the beginning of each semester and encourage interested students to stop by for consultations. Most professors welcome the opportunity to meet with students.
I took several AP courses in high school. Can I get credit for them?
Depending on the scores you received on the AP examinations, you may be able to apply credit, including the course’s letter grade, to your UB academic requirements. Discuss these options with your advisor at orientation. A report of your AP scores will come to the university during the fall semester, which is when you’ll have the option of accepting the scores and credit.
Am I required to study a second language at UB?
Most students who enter UB as freshmen within the College of Arts and Sciences are required to demonstrate intermediate proficiency in a second language. Visit the UB Curriculum requirements page for details.
How many courses are considered a full load?
Twelve credits is considered full time. To finish a 120-semester-hour degree program in four years (eight semesters), it’s recommended that you take an average of 15 credits each semester.
Will I receive advisement when I register for classes?
As an incoming freshman, you’ll be assigned an advisor who will personally guide you through the registration process.
What is Finish in 4?
Finish in 4 is UB’s commitment to your timely graduation. With the guidance of special advisors, you’ll create a personalized plan for finishing your four-year degree on time. If you fulfill all of your obligations but still can’t graduate in four years, UB will provide you with the opportunity to complete the UB courses you need for your degree free of any tuition or comprehensive fee charges.
I’m not sure what subject to major in. How can I decide?
Most freshmen enter UB without knowing what to major in, and that’s OK! Your first two years are all about exploration and mastery of basic skills. When you register for classes at orientation, you’ll be asked to state your intended major, but that doesn’t mean you’re locked in; you are being asked to focus on your current interest. This helps the university better plan course availability and will help you and your advisor make appropriate fall semester course selections.
What kind of assistance can I get to help me improve my study skills?
UB has many services to help students who wish to improve their academic performance. Learn more on the Undergraduate Academic Advisement website.
Last updated: September 29, 2016 9:10 am EST