Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

Political Science BA - International Politics Concentration - Applying to the Program

Political Science

520 Park Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-4120
Harvey D. Palmer
(HEGIS: 22.07 POLITICAL SCI & GOVERN, CIP: 45.1001 Political Science and Government, General)

Becoming a(n) Political Science BA - International Politics Concentration 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

Students should apply for admission to the major in political science no later than the beginning of their junior year. To become eligible, students must have completed two political science courses with a minimum GPA of 2.0, and have a minimum UB GPA of 2.0. Applicants should bring a copy of their current academic advisement report directly to the Department of Political Science. Prospective majors are encouraged to complete the department's required courses: PSC 101 during their first semester, and PSC 200 or PSC 393 or PSC 408 during their second semester.

Suggested Introductory Courses

PSC 101 Introduction to American Politics

Published: August 16, 2018 09:19:56 AM