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Legal Studies BA - Applying to the Program

(HEGIS: 14.01 LAW- GENERAL, CIP: 22.0000 Legal Studies)

Becoming a Legal Studies 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 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 with an interest in Legal Studies will be listed as "approved" majors. Advising will be provided by the College of Arts and Sciences Student Advising Services and the Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Program.

Transfer Admission to the Program

All entering first-year and transfer students with an interest in Legal Studies will be listed as "approved" majors. Advising will be provided by the College of Arts and Sciences Student Advising Services and the Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Program.

Current UB Students Applying to the Program

Current UB students seeking admission to the Legal Studies BA will be added to the major upon request. Continuation in the major will be contingent on completing PSC 101 and HIS 161 or
HIS 162 with a minimum grade of C in each, and attaining a UB grade point average of 2.000, within three semesters of admission to the major. Students should visit the Social Sciences Interdisciplinary (SSC) program in 203 Clemens Hall for advising and assistance.

Suggested Introductory Courses

 
Published: Aug 02, 2021 11:30:14