Catalog Rights Statement
The 2015–16 undergraduate catalog and the policies and procedures herein are in effect for the fall 2015, spring 2016, and summer 2016 semesters.
Although the information herein has been reviewed by numerous university faculty and staff members, the text may nevertheless contain errors. Calendars, academic and degree programs, policies, and fees are subject to change at any time by official action of the University at Buffalo or the State University of New York. In addition, changes in policies, procedures, and administration may have occurred since the final publication deadline for this catalog. In case of discrepancies between the online Undergraduate Catalog and departmental websites, the online Undergraduate Catalog is considered definitive.
Upon nomination by the faculty and by vote of the Board of Trustees, degrees are conferred upon students who have met the requirements listed in this catalog.
Students continuously enrolled at UB or on an official Leave of Absence from UB are governed by the university requirements (e.g., general education) stated in the catalog in effect at the time of their initial matriculation in the university. For example, students who enter the university in fall 2015 and are continuously enrolled through graduation must meet the baccalaureate degree requirements as stated in this 2015-2016 catalog.
Students continuously enrolled in a particular degree program (major, minor, or concentration) or on an official Leave of Absence from the program are governed by the requirements of that program as stated in the catalog in effect at the time of their initial entrance into the program. For example, students who are accepted into a major during the fall 2015 semester and are continuously enrolled through graduation must meet the requirements for the major as stated in this 2015-2016 catalog.
Either the university or a program may find it necessary to update requirements for students who have been enrolled in the university or in a program for an extended period.
Breaks in Student Enrollment
Students who leave the university or a major degree program for one or more semesters without an official Leave of Absence are governed by the requirements stated in the catalog in effect at the time of their most recent readmission to the university or to the major program.