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Economics BA/MA - Applying to the Program

(HEGIS: 22.04 ECONOMICS, CIP: 45.0601 Economics, General)

Department of Economics

415 Fronczak Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1520

Dr. Alex Anas

Dr. Peter Morgan
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Dr. Winston Chang
Director of the Masters Program

Associated Programs

Associated Subjects

Becoming an Economics BA/MA Student

A student who completes the undergraduate major in economics has the opportunity to enter either of the Department’s MA in Applied Economics or MS (STEM) Economics Programs. The Department’s combined bachelors/masters (MA and MS) programs allow students to achieve a combined degree in one year less than it takes to complete the bachelors and masters programs separately.

Becoming a University at Buffalo Student

Admission to UB is based on a holistic review. We consider high school average, class rank (where applicable), SAT 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. For the 2018 admitted freshman class, UB reported an average ACT score of 25-30 and an average SAT score of 1190-1350. The average GPA ranged from 91-96.

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

Completion of MTH 121 or MTH 131 or MTH 141.
Minimum GPA of 2.0 in two or more economics courses.
Minimum GPA of 2.0 overall.

Suggested Introductory Courses

ECO 181 Introduction to Macroeconomics
ECO 182 Introduction to Microeconomics
(ECO 181 and ECO 182 can be taken in any order)
MTH 121 Survey of Calculus and Its Applications I

Published: Dec 05, 2019 11:41:06