General Education Requirements

Summary of UB Curriculum Requirements

Engineering Majors Computer Science Majors

For engineering majors entering UB Fall 2022-Spring 2023

Some required UB Curriculum courses are automatically fulfilled for engineering majors by completion of their required technical courses. To review the UB Curriculum in its totality, please see the university Undergraduate Catalog. The remaining UB Curriculum requirements that students completing an engineering degree need to fulfill are outlined below with links to the current class schedule pages where you will find possible course offerings/class descriptions.


UB Seminar
Transfer students entering UB with 45 or more credits earned at a U.S. institution will enroll in the one-credit UB Seminar (EAS 198). All others will take the three-credit UB Seminar. Most first-year engineering majors take EAS 199; Computer science and engineering majors take CSE 199.


3 or 1 credits


Communication Literacy 1 – ENG 105

Placement will be determined through use of high school GPA and English grades for those students who do not have an SAT/ACT score

Students who earn an AP English Language and Composition score of 4 or 5 will receive articulated exam credit for ENG 105.

4 credits


Communication Literacy 2 – EAS 360

EAS 360 STEM Communication is a requirement for all SEAS majors as well as a UB Curriculum requirement.


3 credits


Math and Quantitative Reasoning (MQR)

MTH 141 Calculus 1 is required for all engineering majors. This course also satisfies the MQR UB Curriculum requirement.


4 credits


Scientific Literacy and Inquiry Sequence

Engineering majors satisfy this requirement via completion of PHY 107 and CHE 107/CHE 101. These courses are required for all engineering programs.


8-9 credits


Diversity Learning Requirement

Students are required to take at least one three-credit course focusing on domestic diversity. Engineering majors are advised to incorporate a diversity course into either the Global or Thematic Pathway.




Thematic and Global Pathways

Engineering majors are advised to select Thematic and Global Pathways that align with their major.  For more information, see Pathways for Engineering and Computer Science Students.


18 credits total; 12 credits outside of the major.


UB Capstone – UBC 399

The Capstone is the culminating experience of the UB Curriculum program.

1 credit