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Community Organizing and Development Minor - Applying to the Program

(HEGIS: , CIP: 44.0701 Social Work)

School of Social Work

685 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

Filomena M. Critelli, Ph.D.
Undergraduate Studies Coordinator

Associated Subjects

Becoming a Community Organizing and Development Minor Student

Students are required to have a minimum 2.000 overall GPA. There are no prerequisite course requirements for enrollment in the minor. It is open to undergraduate students from all majors. Students are encouraged to have a declared major so that coursework in the minor will be more effectively focused. All courses are also open to those not enrolled in the minor as electives.

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.

Suggested Introductory Courses

SW 220 Introduction to Community Organizing

Published: Jan 30, 2023 10:56:56