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Neuroscience BS - Applying to the Program

(HEGIS: 04.25 NEUROSCIENCES, CIP: 26.1501 Neuroscience.)

Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
955 Main Street
3rd Floor, Suite 3102
Buffalo, NY 14203

Fraser Sim, PhD
Associate Professor and Faculty Mentor

David Dietz, PhD
Professor and Chair

Associated Programs

Associated Subjects

Becoming a Neuroscience 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

Freshman students are admitted directly to the neuroscience program upon their acceptance to the University. Students must maintain a 2.500 GPA in all major courses and a University GPA of 2.500 to remain in the program.

Transfer Admission to the Program

Transfer students will be evaluated on their completed major coursework. Transfer students must still obtain a 2.500 major GPA in completed coursework in order to remain in the neuroscience major. Students are expected to work closely with their advisor to be sure they are on track for acceptance into the major and a timely graduation.

Current UB Students Applying to the Program

If you are a current UB student and wish to add or change your major to Neuroscience, submit a major application. Applications are due August 15th and January 15th, your application will be reviewed and you will receive an email with your admission decision and instructions for making an academic advisement appointment. Please review admissions requirements and deadlines.

Published: Jan 30, 2023 10:57:50