Admission to engineering or computer science as an approved major requires the following:
1. Submission of the UB Application. Students are strongly encouraged to submit an application by the end of March for fall admission and by early October for spring admission.
2. Admission to the University at Buffalo.
3. Submission of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Supplemental Application.
Note: Incoming international students do not need to submit this application.
4. Completion of four required core courses (see below) with grades of C– or better and a combined core course grade point average of at least 2.500. Students are permitted to repeat at most two core courses one time.
Note: A ‘R’ (resign) grade does not count as a repeat. Students are also permitted to repeat test and college credit originally earned while attending High School without penalty from this policy.
5. The minimum overall cumulative GPA required for the major. The GPAs required for admission vary by academic year and requested major. The table below provides the GPA requirement for the current academic year.
1. Calculus 1 (MTH 141 or MTH 153)
2. Calculus 2 (MTH 142 or MTH 154)
3. General Chemistry 1 (CHE 101, CHE 105, or CHE 107)
4. General Physics 1 (PHY 107 or PHY 117)
Computer Science / Bioinformatics Courses:
1. Calculus 1 (MTH 141 or MTH 153; students applying for the BA computer science degree may complete MTH 121 or MTH 131)
2. Introduction to Computer Science for Majors 1 (CSE 115)
3. Introduction to Computer Science for Majors 2 (CSE 116)
4. Discrete Structures (CSE 191 or MTH 191)
Overall GPA Requirements
Aerospace, Computer, and Mechanical Engineering;
Computer Science (BA and BS); Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Environmental,
and Industrial Engineering; Engineering Physics
The SEAS will consider a student's entire academic record in reaching an admission decision. Factors such as a history of repeating, resigning, or failing classes, or low grades in classes relevant to the student's desired discipline may result in conditional admission or denial of admission.