SEAS students may be considered for admission to other undergraduate engineering or applied science majors within the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
SEAS students may be considered for admission to any other undergraduate major within the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
Students admitted to SEAS as a first-year (freshman) may change their major at any time during the first year of study. Specifically, students who join UB during the fall semester are permitted to change their major prior to May 31 of the same academic year. Students who join UB during the spring semester are permitted to change their major prior to December 31 of the next academic year.
For such students, a change of major within SEAS requires submission of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Major/Minor Change Application by the deadlines noted above.
Transfer students (internal and external to UB) and first-year SEAS admits beyond the first year of study seeking to change major within SEAS must meet program-specific GPA criteria.
A change of major within SEAS requires the following:
Computer Science / Bioinformatics Courses:
|Aerospace, Computer, and Mechanical Engineering; Computer Science (BA and BS); Bioinformatics and Computational Biology||2.8|
|Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Environmental, and Industrial Engineering; Engineering Physics; Material Science and Engineering||2.5|
 Note: the Major/Minor Change Application opens around the seventh week of the fall/spring semester and closes at the end of the drop/add period. This opening date provides adequate time for students to change their major before the registration period opens.