2018-19
Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

Biological Sciences Minor - Applying to the Program

Biological Sciences

109 Cooke Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1300
Stephen Free
Chair
Denise M. Ferkey
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Becoming a(n) Biological Sciences Minor Student

Becoming a University at Buffalo Student

Admission to UB is highly competitive. For the 2017 admitted freshman class, UB reported an average ACT score of 25-30 and an average SAT (CR+M) score of 1100-1300. Additionally, 92 percent* of admitted students are in the top 50 percent of their class.

(*Based on the percentage of students who reported a rank).

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

A minimum GPA of 2.0 in BIO 200 and BIO 201 is required for acceptance to the program.

Suggested Introductory Courses

BIO 200 Evolutionary Biology
CHE 101 General Chemistry

Biological Sciences

109 Cooke Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1300
Stephen Free
Chair
Denise M. Ferkey
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Published: August 16, 2018 09:18:54 AM