Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

History Minor - Applying to the Program


546 Park Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-4130
Victoria Wolcott
Carole Emberton
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Becoming a(n) History Minor 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.

Freshman Admission to the Program

Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate credit will not count toward the 18 credit hours required for the minor.

Transfer Admission to the Program

Acceptance criteria for the minor bears the same requirements for transfer students as for regular majors.

Current UB Students Applying to the Program

Minimum GPA of 2.0 overall.

Suggested Introductory Courses

HIS 161 - HIS 162 United States History I - II
HIS 141 Human Origins - HIS 142 Civilizations and Beliefs
HIS 181 - HIS 182 Asian Civilization I - II

Published: November 17, 2017 09:58:45 AM