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Anthropology BA - Applying to the Program

(HEGIS: 22.02 ANTHROPOLOGY, CIP: 45.0201 Anthropology)

Department of Anthropology

380 Academic Center
Ellicott Complex
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14261-0026

Donald Pollock

Douglas J. Perrelli
Director of Undergraduate Studies

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Becoming an Anthropology BA Student

Advising provided by the College of Arts and Sciences Student Advising Services and the Department of Anthropology.

Becoming a University at Buffalo Student

Admission to UB is based on a holistic review. We consider high school average, class rank (where applicable), strength of the high school academic record and SAT or ACT scores. A personal essay, recommendations, documented creative talent, demonstrated leadership, community service and special circumstances are also considered. For the 2019 admitted freshman class, UB reported an average GPA range from 90-96, an average ACT score of 24-30 and an average SAT score of 1180-1350.
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

All entering first-year and transfer students with an interest in Anthropology will be listed as "approved" majors.

Transfer Admission to the Program

Transfer students must be accepted by the University prior to applying for major or minor status in the Department of Anthropology. The criteria for acceptance into the department are the same for transfer students as they are for SUNY/Buffalo students.

Current UB Students Applying to the Program

Already matriculated students will be required to complete APY 106, APY 107, or APY 108 with a minimum grade of C- before becoming "approved" majors . Continuing students seeking admission to the Anthropology major must still have an overall GPA of 2.000 or better.

Suggested Introductory Courses

APY 106 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
APY 107 Introduction to Biological Anthropology
APY 108 Introduction to Archaeology

Published: Oct 13, 2020 13:05:28