UB students in academic good standing may be considered for admission to any of our undergraduate engineering or applied science majors.
Admission to engineering or computer science as an approved major requires the following:
|Aerospace, Computer, and Mechanical Engineering; Computer Science (BA and BS)||2.8|
|Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Environmental, and Industrial Engineering; Engineering Physics||2.5|
In addition to these specific requirements, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences will consider a student's entire academic record in reaching an admission decision. Factors such as a history of repeating, resigning, or failing classes, or low grades in classes relevant to the student's desired discipline may result in conditional admission or denial of admission.
Students with legitimate extenuating circumstances may petition for exemption from the course repeat restriction. Specific examples include documented medical issues of the student or an immediate family member, the death of an immediate family member, a disability, military orders, or other significant personal hardships.
Advanced Placement (AP) exam credit may satisfy core course requirements for Calculus, Physics, and Chemistry, depending upon the exam and the score achieved. Please see the UB Advanced Placement Exam Articulation Chart to see credit awarded for each AP exam.
International Baccalaureate (IB), General Certificate of Education (GCE), and College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams may also satisfy core course requirements. Details of credit awarded for these exams can be obtained from the UB International Baccalaureate Exam articulation chart, the General Certificate of Education articulation chart, and the College Level Examination Program articulation chart.
Please note that completing a university course after receiving test credit for the equivalent course is not considered a repeat (admission criterion #3). In fact, academic advisors often recommend that students complete core courses at UB after receiving test credit for a course.
After a careful review of an applicant's academic record, one of the following decisions is processed:
Students are encouraged to utilize our course flowsheets for help in identifying courses required for their desired major. Students should pay particular attention to the course requisite sequences identified by the flowsheets to ensure that they have the necessary prerequisites to enter our courses in a timely manner. For example, students without EAS 209 Mechanics of Solids cannot take the recommended sequence of junior year classes in mechanical, aerospace, or civil engineering.