Complete one course from the following lists below. Students intending on taking pre-calculus or calculus should refer to the placement guidelines.
Students must complete at least 7 credits, including at least one credit of laboratory, from the following chart. Laboratory courses must be from the same subject area as one of the completed lecture courses.
Students intending to take Chemistry or Physics should consult the placement guidelines.
|Column A||AND Column B|
|2 lecture courses required:||1 lab course required:|
Complete at least one course from the following list. A single course can count toward both a UB Curriculum requirement and a major, minor, or certificate requirement. A single course cannot count toward more than one UB Curriculum requirement with one allowance: a course can count toward both the Diversity in the United States requirement and a pathway or CL2 if approved as such.
Complete one Thematic AND one Global Pathway from the list of approved topics.
For the Global and Thematic Pathways, complete one course from each list within the chosen Topic. Each Pathway must include at least 9 credits or 3 courses. If a language is elected for the Global Pathway, some topics may only include 2 courses to satisfy the 9 credit requirement.
Students who elect to take a language as part of their Global Pathway should consult the Languages other than English Placement guidelines.
Except for the language Topics in the Global Pathway, each Pathway must include courses from at least 2 different subjects. For example, all 3 Thematic Pathway courses may not be from Psychology (course subject: PSY).
When completing each Pathway, students are required to cover at least 2 different UB Areas. If a course is designated as fulfilling more than one UB Area, students may use that course to satisfy only one of those UB Areas.
The UB Areas include:
The Thematic Pathway courses should cover 2 different UB Areas than those covered by the Global Pathway. Thus, students need to complete at least 4 different UB Areas via their Pathways courses.
Students must use the Path Finder to select their Pathway courses. Students are encouraged to do so early in their careers in consultation with their Academic Advisor. If a student selects a particular Pathway via the Path Finder but then fulfills a different series of courses, s/he must update his/her selection in the Path Finder.
Transfer students may use transfer coursework that fulfills a UB area. Transfer students will be able to view such coursework in their Path Finder.
Complete UBC 399. All other UB Curriculum components must be complete or in progress in order to enroll in the UB Capstone. UB Seminar is a prerequisite to UBC 399 and therefore cannot be taken concurrently. The Capstone will require reflection on all components of the UB Curriculum. Any student enrolled in UBC 399 who does not meet the enrollment requirements will be dropped from the course.
Continuing students who entered between fall 2002 and spring of 2016 will adhere to the 2002-2016 General Education Program.
Students who entered UB's Singapore Institute of Management prior to fall 2017 will adhere to the 2002-2016 General Education Program.
Students entering or reentering UB who have previously earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited US college or recognized foreign institution will not be required to complete the UB Curriculum when earning their subsequent degree.
Reentering students may be allowed to graduate under the general education program in effect during their previous enrollment at UB if one of the two following conditions has been met. They may do so by submitting a General UBC Petition Form.
If a reentering student's previous catalog year is 2002-2015, they may be allowed to graduate under the 2002-2016 General Education Program in effect during their previous entry to UB if one of the following conditions have been met. Any transfer coursework completed since the student's time at UB will be reviewed and applied to the student's degree requirement per transfer articulation rules and SUNY General Education Transcript Addendum (GETA) policies
Reentering students whose initial catalog year pre-dates 2002 will adhere to the general education program that is active at the time of their reentry regardless of the number of courses completed prior to their break in attendance. Students should review their previous coursework with an academic advisor for potential application to the UB Curriculum via course substitution. A Pre-2002 Curriculum Mapping Form should be submitted for these requests.
With the exception of the Diversity in the United States requirement, a given course may be applied toward only one UB Curriculum requirement.
Courses in which the student opts for S/U grading may not be used to satisfy UB Curriculum requirements.
Internship, independent study, undergraduate teaching, experiential learning, and other courses not based on classroom experiences may not be used to meet UB Curriculum requirements.
Transfer courses from accredited institutions and other alternative credits that articulate directly to the specified courses listed for each respective UB Curriculum requirement may be used to fulfill that particular requirement.
SUNY has established minimum General Education requirements for campuses across the SUNY system. Students should understand that meeting SUNY General Education requirements at other campuses does not mean that they have completed the UB Curriculum.
A SUNY General Education Transcript Addendum (GETA) will be accepted as meeting the relevant UBC requirement, regardless of the direct course it articulates to at UB, if the GETA is earned prior to matriculation (for new students) or re-matriculation (for reentering students) at the University at Buffalo. For such students, SUNY GETAs will apply to the UB Curriculum as follows:
When courses are taken elsewhere while a student is matriculated at UB, only the direct course articulation will apply to the UBC/General Education requirement. GETAs earned by UB students during their matriculation at UB will not be applied. This includes (but is not limited to) GETAs earned at other institutions via cross registration, while on Leave of Absence, or during summer or winter sessions of an academic year during which the student is an active UB student.
UB students transferring to other SUNY schools will be awarded a SUNY GETA as follows: