Complete one course from the following list:
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.
|Column A||AND Column B|
|2 lecture courses required:||1 lab course required:|
Complete at least one course from the following list. The course used to complete the Diversity in the United States requirement may also be used to fulfill another UB Curriculum requirement if that course also fulfills another UB Curriculum requirement as outlined in this catalog.
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.
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.
Students entering prior to fall 2016 should reference the General Education Requirements in the Undergraduate Catalog from the year of their matriculation at the University at Buffalo. Students who entered UB’s Singapore Institute of Management prior to fall 2017 will adhere to the General Education Requirements in the 2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog.
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 Education and UB Curriculum Petition Form (PDF).
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 UB Curriculum Petition Form for Pre-2002 Reentering Students (PDF) should be submitted for these requests.
With the exception of the Diversity Learning 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: