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Philosophy, Politics and Economics BA - Applying to the Program

(HEGIS: 49.03 HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCI, CIP: 30.5101 Philosophy, Politics, and Economics)

Department of Philosophy

135 Park Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-4150

Ryan Muldoon
Director, Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Program

Becoming a Philosophy, Politics and Economics BA Student

Students can be directly admitted to the program as incoming freshmen. Current UB students and incoming transfer students can be admitted upon application with at least a 2.0 GPA.

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

All freshmen who select Philosophy, Politics and Economics BA on their UB application are listed as approved majors. New students will be contacted by the College of Arts and Sciences Student Advisement & Services office regarding initial course registration after paying their tuition deposit and completing the online Orientation Data Form.

Transfer Admission to the Program

Incoming transfer students can be admitted upon application with at least a 2.0 GPA.

Current UB Students Applying to the Program

Current UB students can be admitted upon application with at least a 2.0 GPA.

Suggested Introductory Courses

PHI 185 Model-Based Reasoning

Published: Jan 30, 2023 10:57:56