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Neuroscience BS/MS - 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
Associate Professor and Chair

Associated Programs

Associated Subjects

Becoming a Neuroscience BS/MS 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

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. They can apply to the combined degree program prior to the start of their fifth semester. Students with a UB GPA of 3.000 or higher and a science GPA of 3.200 or higher will be admitted to the combined degree program. Science GPA will consist of required coursework in Cell and Evolutionary Biology (with labs), General Chemistry I and II (with labs), Organic I and II (with labs), PSY 101 (Introductory psychology). Students will be required to submit a completed application (with personal statement) for acceptance into the program by August 15th, preceding their 5th semester at UB.

Transfer Admission to the Program

Students with a UB GPA of 3.000 or higher and a science GPA of 3.200 or higher will be admitted to the combined degree program. Science GPA will consist of required coursework in Cell and Evolutionary Biology (with labs), General Chemistry I and II (with labs), Organic I and II (with labs), PSY 101 (Introductory psychology). Students will be required to submit a completed application (with personal statement) for acceptance into the program by August 15th, preceding their 5th semester at UB.

Current UB Students Applying to the Program

Students with a UB GPA of 3.000 or higher and a science GPA of 3.200 or higher will be admitted to the combined degree program. Science GPA will consist of required coursework in Cell and Evolutionary Biology (with labs), General Chemistry I and II (with labs), Organic I and II (with labs), PSY 101 (Introductory psychology). Students will be required to submit a completed application (with personal statement) for acceptance into the program by August 15th, preceding their 5th semester at UB.

 
Published: Sep 24, 2021 08:10:50