University Degree Requirements
Students must obtain a minimum of 120 credits whereby at least 30 credits must be completed at UB, per the Academic Residency Requirement policy. In addition, a maximum of the following credit limits are allowed:
- 30 credits of S/U coursework
- 18 credits of tutorial coursework
- 8 credits of Athletics Activity coursework
- 0 credits of ESL/ULC coursework from among ESL 101, ESL 102, ULC 101, ULC 103, ULC 104, ULC 161, ULC 164, ULC 254
- 6 credits of UE 141
Students must also have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0, both at UB and Overall (transfer GPA plus UB GPA). Courses used beyond the University Undergraduate Limits will not be included in the computation of GPA.
Students continuously enrolled at UB or on an official Leave of Absence from UB are governed by the university requirements (e.g., UB Curriculum) stated in the catalog in effect at the time of their initial matriculation in the university. For example, students who enter the university in fall 2019 and are continuously enrolled through graduation must meet the baccalaureate degree requirements as stated in this 2019-2020 catalog.
Students continuously enrolled in a particular degree program (major, minor, or concentration) or on an official Leave of Absence from the program are governed by the requirements of that program as stated in the catalog in effect at the time of their initial entrance into the program. For example, students who are accepted into a major during the fall 2019 semester and are continuously enrolled through graduation must meet the requirements for the major as stated in this 2019-2020 catalog.
Either the university or a program may find it necessary to update requirements for students who have been enrolled in the university or in a program for an extended period.
Breaks in Student Enrollment
Students who leave the university or a major degree program for one or more semesters without an
official Leave of Absence
are governed by the requirements stated in the catalog in effect at the time of their most recent readmission to the
university or to the major program.