Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

Engineering Physics BS - Academic Experience


North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260
John Cerne
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Department of Electrical Engineering

230 Davis Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-2500
Dr. Jonathan Bird
Kevin M. Burke and Michael Langberg
Co-Directors of Undergraduate Studies
(HEGIS: 09.19 ENGINEERING PHYSICS, CIP: 14.1201 Engineering Physics)

Academic Opportunities

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences students have numerous opportunities to participate in research, experiential learning programs, student clubs and organizations, and extracurricular activities that complement and enhance their educational experience.

Experiential Learning

SEAS Experiential Learning Programs (ELP) help students gain engineering experience that complements the classroom. A major focus is hands-on projects sourced from industry and the community, and self-defined projects. The ELP continuum includes 4 major elements: Tinkering, Intramurals, Internships/Co-Ops and Senior Design.

Students should participate in work experience classes and research opportunities. Independent study, internships, and co-op experiences are available. Students can obtain internships and job experiences through UB's Career Services. The Experiential Learning Network (ELN) is a clearing house for undergraduate research opportunities.

Undergraduate majors regularly become involved in the research activities of the faculty. This can involve independent study, part-time employment, and/or full-time employment during the summer. Other opportunities include Tutorial Classes, Undergraduate Research, Internships and Co-op Opportunities, and Independent Study.

Study Abroad

Engineering today is a global profession. Students can pursue educational opportunities in other countries while maintaining their course of study and timeline to graduation. A summer Engineering Study Abroad Program provides students with the opportunity to travel with a UB faculty member to Troyes, France. UB is also a member of Global E, an exchange program for engineering students. All programs are run by UB Study Abroad Programs.

International Program coordinator department of Electrical Engineering: Josep Jornet. Please Contact Dr. Josep Jornet directly for taking Electrical Engineering classes abroad.

Extracurricular Activities

The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences has more than 30 engineering clubs. In addition to networking with professors and professionals, clubs carry out research projects, conduct valuable experiments, compete in competitions throughout the nation, and participate in community events. The engineering clubs participate in the National Engineers Week in February of each year, where each club competes in events such as a paper bridge competition, rocket launches, Battle Bots and more.

View School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Student Clubs

Undergraduate Physics Club This organization is an active group open to all students. It sponsors special speakers and workshops and organizes open houses and social activities. Students in the club also belong to the Society of Physics Students (SPS)- affiliated with the American Physical Society-and with GPA above 3.5, are eligible for election to the Sigma Pi Sigma National Physics Honor Society.

See the UB Student Association webpage.

Honors and Awards

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences students regularly receive accolades for their research activities, participation in national competitions, design projects, internships and more. They participate in the Chi Epsilon and Tau Beta Pi honor societies, and are frequent recipients of nationally-competitive scholarships and awards.

View School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Honors and Awards

Departmental Honors

By completing a senior thesis and obtaining satisfactory grades, it is possible to graduate from the program with Departmental Honors.

Complementary Programs

Published: August 16, 2018 09:19:16 AM