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Public Health BS - Applying to the Program

(HEGIS: 12.14 PUBLIC HEALTH, CIP: 51.2201 Public Health, General (MPH, DPH))

School of Public Health and Health Professions

401 Kimball Tower
South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214-3079

Office of Undergraduate Public Health Programs

Associated Programs

Becoming a Public Health 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.

Current UB Students Applying to the Program

Current UB students not enrolled in the Public Health major are eligible for admission to if they meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.000, both overall and at UB.

Students meeting these requirements should apply for admission by completing the School of Public Health and Health Professions Supplemental Application. All students will be academically reviewed by the Office of Academic and Student Affairs (OASA) after grades are posted each semester. Students must:

  • Enroll in at least one (1) PUB course each semester as a Public Health BS major.
  • Meet academic review standards as outlined.

Suggested Introductory Courses

Students looking for an introduction to the subject area covered by the major are strongly encouraged to take PUB 101 Introduction to Public Health.

Published: Nov 28, 2022 13:04:21