Academic Advisement

The Office of Academic Affairs provides advisement for all of the departments within the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS).

We provide a wide range of advisement services and are happy to assist you with any issues you're facing. 

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Prospective and New Students

We are excited to show you what the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences has to offer. Join us for online information sessions, live zoom chats and virtual tours.

Current Students

Advisement is available Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. To schedule a 30-minute academic advisement appointment with your academic advisor please use the Navigate appschedule a meeting online or call (716) 645-2775.

Advisement is available in person, virtually over Zoom, or via phone call. When participating in a phone meeting with an academic advisor, we recommend that you have access to a computer so you can follow along with the many online tools that our advisors make use of.

For quick advisement questions, SEAS students can utilize our Open Advising Hours, available Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. To join the queue, you can come to 410 Bonner Hall to see an advisor in person or call the office at (716) 645-2775 to speak with someone via phone call.

As a student in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, you will obtain academic advice and guidance from the academic advisors in the Office of Academic Affairs and from a faculty advisor in your program of study. In general, the Office of Academic Affairs advises all students throughout their first year and half or first two years of study. In your junior and senior years, students seek advisement primarily from departmental faculty advisors. This demarcation is not absolute and students are free to seek advice from the Office of Academic Affairs advisors at any time they wish. Students are encouraged to meet with an advisor each semester. Students are also advised to use our online tools listed below and to log into the SEAS Portal to view additional advisement details.

The Office of Academic Affairs assists students in meeting their academic and career goals through student-centered, holistic advisement services that span personal, social, financial, emotional, cultural, and ethnic spheres. Advisors are guided by NACADA's Core Values of Academic Advising and UB’s Academic Advisement Vision & Mission, Values and Goals. Advisors empower SEAS students to be active, responsible learners who set goals, develop plans, build resilience, and take full advantage of the many academic and extracurricular opportunities provided by the University as they work towards timely degree completion. Particular advisement services for students include:

  • Advise students with admission and graduation requirements and opportunities to enhance their educational experience
  • Assist with selection of SEAS degree programs
  • Provide academic planning, including course selection and resolution of scheduling difficulties
  • Convey and interpret academic policies and guide students through appropriate petitions, withdrawals, and leaves of absence
  • Provide students with strategies for improving academic performance
  • Foster trusting relationships with students and campus partners and provide referrals to additional offices on campus to help students

Office Location

Office of Academic Affairs, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
410 Bonner Hall

(716) 645-2774

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Advisement Tools and Services

  • Course Flowsheets
    Our interactive guides provide a semester-by-semester outline of the courses within a curriculum. These flowsheets enable students and advisors to visualize the pre-, co-, and post-requisites associated with a course.
  • Thematic and Global Pathways
    Pathways are a central component of the UB Curriculum. Learn what's required to complete both a Global and Thematic pathway with SEAS resources to help get you there.
  • Tutoring Services
    Do you need free assistance for your chemistry, engineering, math, and/or physics courses? Free help is available for any student interested in improving their academic performance.
  • Academic Review
    We conduct an academic review of all SEAS students at the conclusion of the fall and spring semesters. Make sure you're prepared and informed of our academic review policies.
  • Graduation Process
    Here are the steps you need to take to make sure you are eligible for degree conferral.
  • Computer Programming Requirement
    Learn more about the computer programming requirement, which is required by all undergraduate engineering degree programs within SEAS.
  • Graphics Requirement
    Learn more about the graphics (engineering CAD) requirement for the aerospace, civil, environmental, and mechanical engineering programs.
  • Student Computer Standards
    Looking for specs? Here you'll find which computers and devices work best for students in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
  • Student Health Services
    From counseling and health services to accessibility resources, here us how we promote healthy engineers and scientists.
  • Meet Advisors and Staff
    Our advisors assist students in meeting their academic and career goals through student-centered, holistic advisement services that span personal, social, financial, emotional, cultural and ethnic spheres. 
  • SEAS Portal
    The SEAS Portal is a collection of academic planning tools for students, faculty, and staff in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

Transfer Students

Your Academic Advising Report shows you all of the courses you have taken at UB, as well as all of the transfer credit that you have on your student record. If you are thinking of taking coursework at a different institution, you should check in TAURUS prior to registering to ensure that the course will transfer in to UB.

Please contact us if you have any questions as to the accuracy of your report.