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Environmental Geosciences BS - Applying to the Program

(HEGIS: 04.20 ECOLOGY, CIP: 40.0699 Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other)

Becoming an Environmental Geosciences 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. 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 entering first-year students with an interest in Environment and Sustainability majors will be listed as "approved" majors.

Transfer Admission to the Program

All entering transfer students with an interest in Environment and Sustainability majors will be listed as "approved" majors.

We work very closely with Erie County Community College, and have reciprocity agreements with almost every school in the Northeast to ensure a painless transition to the UB majors. If you have questions on specific courses, check the TAURUS website.

Current UB Students Applying to the Program

Students are expected to follow major requirements as listed in the catalog for the academic year during which they are admitted to the major.

Students majoring in Environmental Geosciences are required to have a minimum major GPA of 2.330 upon degree conferral.

Suggested Introductory Courses

GEO 101 (Earth Systems Science), GEO 105 (Earth, Environment, and Climate Lab) and GEO 106 (Global Climate Change); OR GLY 101 (Natural Hazards), GLY 102 (Climate Change), GLY 105 (Natural Hazards and Climate Change lab); BIO 200 (Evolutionary Biology)

Published: Jun 28, 2022 10:20:22