Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

2016 - 2017

Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

The policies and requirements listed in the undergraduate catalog are in effect for the entirety of the academic year. Online catalogs are archived in March of each academic year, and the archived versions may be accessed through the links below or by contacting the Office of the Registrar at reg-transcripts@buffalo.edu.

The edition of the catalog that contains students’ university and major requirements is determined by their academic year of entry or reentry and academic year of acceptance to the major. See the Catalog Rights Statement for specific information.

Calendars, academic and degree programs, policies, and fees are subject to change at any time by official action of the University at Buffalo or the State University of New York.

Departmental websites and departmental curricular and course information are maintained independently and do not necessarily reflect university-approved curricula and course information. In case of discrepancies between departmental information and the University Undergraduate Catalog, the University Undergraduate Catalog is considered definitive.

Changes in policies, procedures, and administration may have occurred since the final publication deadline for this catalog. For the most up-to-date information, please contact the Office of the Registrar.

Course descriptions may be found within the individual academic program pages. Course descriptions for previous academic years may be found in the archived catalogs listed below.


If you need access to a catalog older than those posted, please contact the Office of the Registrar at 716-645-5698 or ubreg@buffalo.edu.

Updates
  • March 21, 2016: The UB Curriculum serves as the core academic experience for undergraduate students. Beginning fall 2016, all freshmen and admitted transfers (with less than 45 domestic credits) will adopt the UB Curriculum. In support of the UB Curriculum, there are specific pages for Diversity Learning Courses and Pathways Topics.
  • March 21, 2016: Familiarize yourself with UB’s new degree programs: Geographic Information Science BS and Public Health minor.
  • March 21, 2016: Detailed curricular plans have been created for Finish in 4 and Combined Degree Programs. Check out the academic programs pages for details.
  • March 21, 2016: The 2016-17 Catalog is now fully responsive and can be accessed on your mobile device.