2017-18
Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

Geological Sciences BA - Applying to the Program

Geology

126 Cooke Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-3050
716-645-3489
716-645-3999
www.geology.buffalo.edu
Marcus Bursik
Chair
Jason Briner
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Becoming a(n) Geological Sciences BA 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

Applications should be made after completion of the first introductory course, GLY 101 Natural Hazards OR GLY 102 Climate Change. A grade of C or better in that course and an overall average of at least 2.0 are required.

Published: November 17, 2017 09:58:39 AM