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Economics BS - Applying to the Program

(HEGIS: 22.04 ECONOMICS, CIP: 45.0603 Econometrics and Quantitative Economics)

Department of Economics

415 Fronczak Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1520

Alex Anas, Ph.D.
Chair

Joanne Song McLaughlin, Ph.D.
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Winston Chang, Ph.D.
Director of the Master's Program

Associated Programs

Becoming an Economics BS 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 for the 2021-22 academic year. This temporary change of admissions eligibility requirements applies to the spring 2021, fall 2021 and spring 2022 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 entering first-year and transfer students who state an interest in an economics major will be listed as approved majors because the Department of Economics has adopted UB’s direct admission system.

Advising is provided by the College of Arts and Sciences Student Advising Services and by the Department of Economics.

Transfer Admission to the Program

All entering first-year and transfer students who state an interest in an economics major will be listed as approved majors because the Department of Economics has adopted UB’s direct admission system.

Advising is provided by the College of Arts and Sciences Student Advising Services and by the Department of Economics.

Current UB Students Applying to the Program

All continuing students who state an interest in an economics major will be listed as approved majors. However, students are required to have a meeting with the Undergraduate Advisor or the Director of Undergraduate Studies before being formally admitted to the major. Thereafter, students are monitored each term regarding their progress toward the degree according to the eight-semester plan in the undergraduate catalog.

Advising is provided by the College of Arts and Sciences Student Advising Services and by the Department of Economics

 
Published: Nov 23, 2021 13:19:07