2017-18
Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

Economics BA/MA - Applying to the Program

Economics

415 Fronczak Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1520
716-645-2121
716-645-2127
www.economics.buffalo.edu
Alex Anas
Chair
Peter Morgan
Director of Undergraduate Studies
(HEGIS: 22.04 ECONOMICS, CIP: 45.0601 Economics, General)

Becoming a(n) Economics BA/MA Student

Becoming a University at Buffalo Student

Admission to UB is highly competitive. For the 2016 incoming freshman class, UB reported an average ACT score of 24-30 and an average SAT (CR+M) score of 1100-1300. 90 percent of admitted students are in the top 50 percent of their class.

Admission to UB is based on a holistic review. We consider high school average, class rank, SAT (critical reading and math) or ACT scores, and strength of the high school academic record. 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

Completion of a minimum of 30 university credit hours.
Completion of MTH 121 or MTH 131 or MTH 141.
Minimum GPA of 2.0 in two or more economics courses.
Minimum GPA of 2.0 overall.

Suggested Introductory Courses

ECO 181 Introduction to Macroeconomics
ECO 182 Introduction to Microeconomics
MTH 121 Survey of Calculus and Its Applications I

ECO 181 and ECO 182 can be taken in any order.

Economics

415 Fronczak Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1520
716-645-2121
716-645-2127
www.economics.buffalo.edu
Alex Anas
Chair
Peter Morgan
Director of Undergraduate Studies
(HEGIS: 22.04 ECONOMICS, CIP: 45.0601 Economics, General)
Published: November 17, 2017 09:58:22 AM