Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

History BA - Applying to the Program


546 Park Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-4130
Victoria Wolcott
Carole Emberton
Director of Undergraduate Studies
(HEGIS: 22.05 HISTORY, CIP: 54.0101 History, General)

Becoming a(n) History BA 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.

Freshman Admission to the Program

New majors are encouraged to meet with the director of undergraduate studies to plan their course of study and to discuss any special plans like internships and study abroad programs. The director is available to students at any point in the semester to answer questions or to discuss academic issues or concerns.

For more information please come to the undergraduate studies office at 554 Park Hall, visit the Department of History website, call us at 716-645-8405 or email us at dushist@buffalo.edu. This office handles all advising of undergraduate students history majors and minors.

Transfer Admission to the Program

Acceptance criteria and all other requirements are the same among transfers and 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: August 16, 2018 09:19:31 AM