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Special Requirements for Certain Majors

You should indicate your intended major on the application form. In general, the admission consideration process is currently the same for all majors, including undeclared majors.

There are additional requirements for the following:

Accounting and Business Management

Direct admission to accounting and business management is subject to limited enrollment. Due to the quantitative nature of these majors, it is recommended that students complete precalculus and be calculus-ready prior to enrollment


All freshman applicants are invited to submit a digital student portfolio OR complete an architecture design project to demonstrate their creativity and interest in architecture. Please note that the digital student portfolio or architecture design project may be one of many factors considered in the review of an applicant's eligibility for admission into the Bachelor of Science in Architecture, but does not determine final admissibility into the undergraduate academic program or the university. The University at Buffalo architecture program is the only program in New York State that accepts either a digital student portfolio or an architecture design project.

Dance, Music Theatre and Theatre

An audition is required for acceptance into acting, dance and music theatre. Portfolio review and an interview is required for BFA design/technology intended majors. To schedule an audition, please go to Department of Theatre & Dance website or contact the department at 716-645-6897.


Engineering applicants receive an additional review to ascertain their readiness in key science and math areas.


An audition is required for acceptance into music. For information on supplemental requirements, please go to Department of Music website, or you may contact the department at 716-645-2758.


Accepted pharmacy freshmen are afforded admission directly to the UB School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree Early Assurance Program (EA) 2+4=6 option.* Please note that if a student starts in the spring semester, it will add one semester of time to the curriculum to make it a 2.5+4=6.5 option*. To maintain their seat, students will be expected to earn minimum grades and GPA each semester, pass an interview and adhere to all EA Program requirements. See complete EA Program details. Admission to EA is based on UB’s Freshman Admission Criteria. There are no additional high school GPA or SAT/ACT requirements.

The departments of accounting and business management, architecture, computer science, dance, engineering, exercise science, music, music theatre, nuclear medicine technology, pharmacy and theatre admit freshmen directly to the major. All other departments evaluate students for admission during their second year of study at UB.

Last updated: August 17, 2016 12:37 pm EST