Academic Support Services
Academic support services to help you stay on track
At UB, we’re with you each step of the way, so you’ll find academic advisement and support at every point in your undergraduate career. We offer many services and resources to encourage your academic and personal success. These include advisement, tutoring, information technology instruction, life workshops, our popular UB 101 course, the vast resources of MyUB and our brand-new Finish in 4 program.
As an incoming student, you’ll be assigned an advisor before orientation to help you get on the right path. You and your advisor will discuss class choices, course assignments, academic requirements, available majors, and criteria for admission into special majors; and you’ll work together on other issues related to your coursework.
Check out some of our most helpful resources:
- Finish in 4. Finish in 4 is the university’s commitment to help you stay on track to graduate in four years. Eligible freshmen meet with an advisor before the start of their fall term and sign a contract outlining the requirements they and the university must fulfill. Students who meet all of their requirements but are still unable to graduate in four years can complete the UB courses necessary for their degree free of any tuition or comprehensive fee charges.
- The UB Libraries. The UB Libraries comprise eight locations with 4 million volumes, 700,000 e-books, 92,000+ full-text e-journals and much more. Students have 24/7 access to the Oscar A. Silverman Library and the greatest number of digital resources in the SUNY system.
Subject librarians assigned to every academic department, program and course provide individual research consultation, while the new Personal Librarian program is available to students in Finish in 4 and the University Scholars Program. Our world-renowned special collections include the James Joyce Collection, the Poetry Collection and the Polish Room. The UB Libraries system is one of only 125 research libraries in the U.S. and Canada to become a member of the Association of Research Libraries.
- UB 101. In this one-credit course, incoming freshmen learn how to live, learn and thrive at UB. Class topics include personal wellness, critical and creative thinking, reading and studying, use of computing resources and more.
- Career Services. The expert advisors in Career Services will help you develop your skills and your passions to pursue a rewarding career. Through walk-in service, personal appointments, workshops, seminars and career fairs, you’ll get special assistance with resume writing, interview practice, choosing a career, job searching, getting internships, employer recruitment and more.
- Office of Student Affairs. Student Affairs helps you intensify your academic, cultural and social experiences. You can celebrate diversity through the programs offered by the Intercultural and Diversity Center and enhance your leadership skills through workshops offered by the Leadership Development Center. Student Affairs also sponsors services to help disabled and nontraditional students get the academic support they deserve.
- Tutoring Services. The Thomas J. Edwards Learning Center offers tutoring through its Writing Place and Math Place programs.
- Pre-Medicine and Dental Medicine Advising. If you’re interested in medicine or dentistry you’ll want to meet with UB’s pre-professional health advisor early in your undergraduate career for advice and guidance.
- Pre-Law Advising. If you’re interested in law school, you can discuss your career goals and course schedule with the pre-law academic advisor in the College of Arts and Sciences Student Advisement and Services.
Last updated: November 15, 2012 4:46 pm EST