Discovery Seminar Program * : Overview

Discovery Seminar Program

Contact Information

17 Norton Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY

Phone: 716-645-8177
Fax: 716-645-2781
Andrew M. Stott
Dean of Undergraduate Education
Hadar Borden
Administrative Director, the Academies


The Discovery Seminar Program provides students with the opportunity to engage with distinguished and distinctive faculty members around thought-provoking and challenging topics in a small-class environment. Students who participate in one of these one-credit courses will have the opportunity to explore a unique topic in a comfortable setting, while engaging with an outstanding faculty member who is passionate about the material as well as teaching undergraduates. Students also discover new ideas and enhance their abilities to think critically and communicate effectively with peers and faculty through the Discovery Seminars Program.

UB's Discovery Seminar Program offers a small class experience on a wide variety of academic topics to UB's undergraduates, allowing them to engage with distinguished faculty members over fresh and exciting material in a congenial, academic setting. Seminars focus on current disciplinary or interdisciplinary topics in the faculty members' fields. The Discovery Seminar program aims to introduce students to UB's exciting intellectual atmosphere, creating an arena where they can work comfortable with faculty and broaden their academic horizons. The seminars are intended primarily for freshman and sophomores, but juniors and seniors are welcome to enroll. A maximum of 6 Discovery Seminar credit hours can apply toward graduation.

Students interested in registering for Discovery Seminars should visit the web site at for more information. Students should discuss registration with their academic advisor. An Academies staff member may also be consulted, as the Discovery Seminars Program is administered through this department.

Updated: 13 Oct 2015 06:25:49 EDT