Buffalo, NY 14260-4670
Dr. Nicholas Henshue
Director of Undergraduate Studies
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:
Visit Undergraduate Admissions to learn more.
All entering first-year students with an interest in Environment and Sustainability majors will be listed as "approved" majors.
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.
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.