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Biological Sciences BA - Applying to the Program

(HEGIS: 04.01 BIOLOGY GENERAL, CIP: 26.0101 Biology/Biological Sciences, General)

Department of Biological Sciences

109 Cooke Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1300

Derek Daniels
Chair

Lara Hutson
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Associated Programs

Associated Subjects

Becoming a Biological Sciences BA Student

Becoming a University at Buffalo Student

Admission to UB is based on a holistic review. We consider high school average, class rank (where applicable), strength of the high school academic record and SAT or ACT scores, if applicable. UB supports SUNY’s decision to temporarily suspend SAT and ACT requirements for admissions. This temporary change of admissions eligibility requirements applies to the spring 2021, fall 2021, spring 2022, fall 2022, spring 2023, fall 2023 and spring 2024 cycles. A personal essay, recommendations, documented creative talent, demonstrated leadership, community service and special circumstances are also considered.

The following is not required for admission, but is suggested as adequate preparation for university-level coursework:

  • Four years of English (with a substantial writing component).
  • Four years of social studies.
  • Three years of college-preparatory science.
  • Three years of a second language.
  • Three years of college-preparatory mathematics.

Visit Undergraduate Admissions to learn more.

Freshman Admission to the Program

All freshmen with interest in BIO are coded as Approved majors if they select Biological Sciences (BIO) on their UB application.

Transfer Admission to the Program

Students transferring to UB and/or the major from another degree program apply to the major. The request will be reviewed for meeting the 2.000 minimum GPA in required BIO courses and the 2.000 minimum GPA in required MTH/CHE courses already taken (of MTH 121-MTH 122 or MTH 141-MTH 142, CHE 101-CHE 102, CHE 203/2CHE 205-CHE 204/CHE 206; BIO 200-BIO 201/BIO 211-BIO 303-BIO 305).

Transfer students are reminded that at least 16 credit hours of upper-division coursework must be completed within the department with a minimum GPA of 2.000.

Current UB Students Applying to the Program

Students transferring to UB and/or the major from another degree program apply to the major. The request will be reviewed for meeting the 2.000 minimum GPA in required BIO courses and the 2.000 minimum GPA in required MTH/CHE courses already taken (of MTH 121-MTH 122 or MTH 141-MTH 142, CHE 101-CHE 102, CHE 203/CHE 205-CHE 204/CHE 206; BIO 200-BIO 201/BIO 211-BIO 303-BIO 305).

Suggested Introductory Courses

BIO 200 Evolutionary Biology
CHE 101 General Chemistry
MTH 121 Survey of Calculus and its Applications I or MTH 141 College Calculus I

 
Published: Aug 16, 2022 15:20:16