Jul 21, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

General Catalog Information

Catalog Rights Statement

The 2024-25 undergraduate catalog and the policies and procedures herein are in effect for the fall 2024, winter 2025, spring 2025 and summer 2025 semesters. 

Although the information herein has been reviewed by numerous university faculty and staff members, the text may nevertheless contain errors. 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. In addition, changes in policies, procedures and administration may have occurred since the final publication deadline for this catalog. In case of discrepancies between the online Undergraduate Catalog and departmental websites, the online Undergraduate Catalog is considered definitive. 

Upon nomination by the faculty and by vote of the board of trustees, degrees are conferred upon students who have met the requirements listed in this catalog. 

Notice of Non-Discrimination

The University at Buffalo is committed to ensuring equal employment, educational opportunity and equal access to services, programs and activities without regard to an individual’s race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, gender, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, predisposing genetic characteristics, marital status, familial status, veteran status, military status, domestic violence victim status or criminal conviction status. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the university community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law or treated adversely based upon a protected characteristic.

The university’s policy is in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination and harassment. These laws include the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as Amended by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972, and the New York State Human Rights Law. These laws prohibit discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and other laws, regulations and policies prohibiting discrimination may be directed to Sharon Nolan-Weiss, director of the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Title IX/ ADA coordinator, 406 Capen Hall, Buffalo, New York, 14260; Tel. 716-645-2266; email diversity@buffalo.edu. Inquiries may also be directed to the United States Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 32 Old Slip 26th Floor, New York, New York, 10005-2500; Tel. 646-428-3900; Email: OCR.NewYork@ed.gov.

View the complete Discrimination and Harassment Policy and obtain additional information about the university’s policies and procedures governing discrimination, harassment and obtaining accommodations at Obtaining Assistance.

Student Responsibility Statement

The University at Buffalo is committed to the ideal of flexibility and diversity in the educational experience.

To ensure that the complex needs of a large student body in search of diverse educational goals are met efficiently and smoothly, certain regulatory procedures are necessary. Students are advised to familiarize themselves with the following details to avoid any difficulties along their chosen path to the baccalaureate degree:

By accepting responsibility for their education, students enhance the development of their academic, social and career goals. As a condition of enrollment, students are responsible for reviewing, understanding, and abiding by the university’s regulations, procedures, requirements and deadlines as described in official publications, including the university’s undergraduate catalog, UB websites and official university email communications. In addition, all students are required to positively affirm their knowledge of UB’s Student Conduct Rules, University Standards and Administrative Regulations before their inaugural semester at UB. Asserting a lack of knowledge of university regulations will not be accepted as a basis for an exception to these regulations.